You might remember recent issues involving the new line of i9 MacBook Pros in which the systems excessively throttled under heavy load, leading users to believe the MacBook design couldn’t handle the thermal demands of the powerful processor. Apple released a patch to address the behavior, and it appears to have alleviated the issue.
The patch came in the form of a supplemental update to macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6. Originally, the new high-level MacBook Pro exhibited extreme fluctuations in temperature and clock speed, dropping performance below that of previous generation models in some cases. The temperature measurements led some to believe the MacBook was irreparably crippled by a hardware design that couldn’t effectively cool the processor. However, it appears the software fix was all that was needed, with all reports coming in indicating proper performance at the level expected of the hardware, exceeding both the speeds seen before the patch in the new model and those of the previous generation models and generally maintaining very steady clock speeds devoid of the previous fluctuations.
The news should be welcome to all users of the new MacBook Pro or those considering purchasing one.