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2018 MacBook Pro: Focus Stacking with Zerene Stacker, 28 X 45-Megapixel Nikon D850 TIF

2018 MacBook Pro

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MPG tested a fully-loaded Apple 2018 MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.9 GHz 32GB 2TB Radeon Pro 560X. The only better model is the same configuration with a 4TB SSD.

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The 6-core 2.9 GHz 2018 MacBook Pro takes only 6% longer than the 4-core 4.2 GHz 2017 iMac 5K but it trounces the 2015 MacBook Pro by about 45% (and thus by implication the 2016 MacBook Pro and 2017 MacBook Pro). The 16GB of memory in the 2015 MacBook Pro is not likely to have an impact since total memory usage did not exceed 4.6GB*.

The 6 cores in the 2018 MacBook Pro are clearly worthwhile versus the 2015 model, but that 4-core 2017 iMac 5K has only 4 cores, and its CPU cores never clock below 4.2 GHz.

* The 2018 MacBook Pro and 2017 iMac 5K were both allocated 24GB of memory in Zerene Stacker, with the 2015 MacBook at 12GB, which is the practical limit for a machine with 16GB of system memory.

2018 MacBook Pro: stack 28 frames from 45-megapixel Nikon D850

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