2016 MacBook Pro TESTED: Photoshop Performance on Real World Job 'Create Size Variants'
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Yesterday, the diglloyd Photoshop benchmarks showed the 2016 MacBook Pro to be slower than the 2013 MacBook Pro—yikes!
Today another Photoshop test, and one that Lloyd does day in and day out for generating lens rendering aperture series shows a smidgen better performance for the 2016 MacBook Pro, effectively no gain at all. This test is as real world as it gets, at least for Lloyd’s photographic work. This particular job was one performed only a few days prior for this lens comparison, repeated here on all four test machines.
2016 MacBook Pro: Photoshop Create Size Variants
Here, the 2016 MacBook Pro ekes out a 2.7% win over the 2013 MacBook Pro. But in one run it turned in a slower time, and its performance is oddly variable in all the tests, suggesting some kind of power management behavior that degrades performance at times.