A new announcement from Apple has seen the company reveal plans to bring out its first 8-core MacBook Pro. Set to be the fastest notebook ever made, the new tech will be able to handle running Photoshop at much quicker speeds.
Apple updated MacBook Pro with faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors, bringing eight cores to MacBook Pro for the first time. MacBook Pro now delivers two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 percent more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro, making it the fastest Mac notebook ever.
Advancing from 4 to 8 cores means the machines are due to be twice as fast. Any restrictions will vary and depend on which apps and programs a user runs.
Making specific reference to Photoshop CC, Apple has explicitly said the new 8-core MacBook Pro is to allow photographers to work on complex edits and filters up to 75% faster than currently. There will also be a 50% performance increase when doing raw image imports in Lightroom Classic CC with Smart Previews.
Other features include a Retina display with 500 nits of brightness, up to 32 GB of RAM, support for the P3 wide color gamut and True Tone technology, stereo speakers, Touch ID, a Touch Bar, a large Force Touch trackpad, fast SSD storage, the Apple T2 Security Chip, all-day battery life, Thunderbolt 3 ports (for data, charging, and displays), and macOS Mojave.
The new 8-core 15-inch MacBook Pros are available now. The starting price is $2,799 in Silver and Space Gray.