The standard eighth-generation Intel Core i7 processor boasts six cores, a 9MB L3 performance cache, and a 2.6GHz clock frequency with a Turbo Boost speed of up to 4.3GHz, giving you the power to get through a demanding workflow fast.
Upgrading to the Intel Core i9 processor will take your speeds even higher. The i9 features Thermal Velocity Boost, which enables the CPU to opportunistically turbo up to 4.8GHz when workloads and system thermals allow. At 2.9GHz with a Turbo Boost speed of up to 4.8GHz, it’s designed to handle everything from compiling code to rendering CPU-intensive 3D graphics — all with substantially accelerated compute performance.
MacBook Pro comes standard with 16GB of high-performance 2400MHz memory and can be expanded to 32GB, using 2400MHz Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) synchronous dynamic random-access memory (SDRAM). The more memory your Mac has, the more apps you can run simultaneously and the better they will perform. If you’re planning to run multiple professional applications like Final Cut Pro simultaneously, it’s a good idea to max out your memory.
Note: MacBook Pro memory is not user accessible. If you think you may need more memory in the future, consider upgrading at the time of purchase.
MacBook Pro comes standard with a powerful discrete AMD Radeon Pro 560X graphics processor with 4GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory.
For even better performance, upgrade to Radeon Pro Vega 16 or Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2 memory. Featuring advanced Vega architecture with second-generation High Bandwidth Memory integrated on the GPU package, these GPUs deliver graphics performance that is up to 60 percent faster than the Radeon Pro 560X* — accelerating video editing, 3D workflows and game development.
In addition to Radeon Pro graphics, integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 comes standard as well — a great energy-saving feature for low‑intensity graphics workloads.
*Testing conducted by Apple in October 2018 using preproduction 2.9GHz 6‑core Intel Core i9‑based 15-inch MacBook Pro systems with Radeon Pro Vega 20 graphics, and shipping 2.9GHz 6‑core Intel Core i9‑based 15‑inch MacBook Pro systems with Radeon Pro 560X graphics, both configured with 32GB of RAM and 4TB SSD. Cinema 4D R20 tested using a 15.7MB scene. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Pro.
MacBook Pro comes standard with 512GB of fast SSD storage.1 Apple flash storage delivers noticeable speed from the moment you start up your Mac all the way through data-intensive tasks. For maximum capacity, you can configure it with up to 4TB of storage, giving you more space for your documents, photos, music, videos, and apps.
Note: MacBook Pro storage is not user accessible. If you think you may need more storage capacity in the future, consider upgrading at the time of purchase.
Final Cut Pro X is a huge leap forward for professional video editing. Powerful media management features let you quickly browse, tag, and filter your files. The Magnetic Timeline offers customizable layouts and powerful editing tools that are designed for today’s all-digital workflows. And Final Cut Pro is optimized for macOS and the latest Mac hardware, so you can enjoy incredible performance on portable and desktop systems from import to delivery.
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Logic Pro X is an advanced music production application that gives you everything you need to create amazing music. Built around a modern interface, Logic Pro X includes a massive library of sounds and over 100 instrument and effect plug-ins, with a collection of features that make it easy to compose, record, edit, and mix professional-quality tracks. Use innovative features like Drummer, Smart Tempo, Flex Time, Flex Pitch and MIDI plug-ins to add creativity and polish to your sessions. And with Logic Remote, you can play and produce using your iPad from anywhere in the room.
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