Apple’s 16” MacBook Pro is now here and
all of the models feature AMD’s brand new Navi graphics that are built on AMD’s latest
super-efficient 7nm architecture. The base model comes with the 5300M graphics
and you can either upgrade to 5500M graphics with 4GB of video memory for $100 more, or
8GB of memory for $200 more. So in this video, we’re comparing the base
5300M graphics to the best 5500M 8GB graphics, in everything from benchmarks like Geekbench
5, Blender and gaming benchmarks, to some video editing tests as well. What’s especially awesome about the 16”
MacBook Pro is that unlike on the 15”, you can now upgrade to the best graphics from
the base $2400 model for a total of $2600 instead of being forced to pay at least $3,150
on the 15” to get the best Vega 20 graphics. The only problem is that the best 5500M 8GB
graphics isn’t available in stores, like at Best Buy or at the Apple store. You actually have to order those in, but luckily,
the trusted B&H website sells the best graphics model for $100 cheaper than the Apple website,
with Free expedited shipping, and you can save around $250 in taxes with the payboo
card, so definitely use the link below to buy. So now let’s go ahead and start with all
of the benchmarks. Starting with Geekbench 5’s Metal graphics
test, the 5500M got a really high score, about 40% faster than the base 5300M! And now running the OpenCL test, the base
graphics actually gets quite a bit faster compared to a small improvement for the 5500M,
so it’s around 28% faster this time. So far, that’s a huge improvement for paying
$200 more, or just $100 more using the link below. We then tested a couple of GFXBench benchmarks,
and in the Aztec Ruins test, there really wasn’t much of a difference between the
16” MacBook Pros, but they both performed quite a bit better than Vega 20. We also saw very similar results in the Manhattan
test as well, but with the new graphics taking an even bigger lead over Vega 20. For the gaming performance benchmark, we tested
Unigine Heaven’s extreme preset, and saw a massive boost in performance with the new
GPUs. Even the base 5300M was a lot faster than
Vega 20 graphics, which in our previous testing, was able to handle Battlefield 1 at 1080P
graphics at around 60 frames per second. And the 5500M was only around 8% faster than
the base graphics, which isn’t that big of a difference, but it can definitely help
you hit that sweet spot for gaming. We’re actually going to be testing gaming
performance as soon as Apple updates their Boot Camp drivers so we can get Windows 10
to work, so if you’re not already subscribed, do so right now! Now testing the 3D Rendering benchmark, Blender,
we saw the biggest performance boost out of any of the benchmarks. The 5500M Graphics model finished the test
in only 29 minutes and 27 seconds, almost twice as fast as the 5300M, and both of them
absolutely embarrassed the Vega 20 graphics in the 15” model, which keep in mind, used
to cost at least $3,150 to buy, where it’s now only $2600 for the best graphics. The reason why we think the 5500M did so well
is because it was using more than 4GB of it’s 8GB total video memory for most of the test,
whereas the other two are limited to only 4GB of memory, and even then, the 5300M did
quite a bit better than Vega 20. On top of that, the 16” MacBook Pros ran
quieter as well throughout the test. Next up, we have Blackmagic’s RAW Speed
Test, which is meant for RAW video editing, where we actually saw the highest Metal score
on the 15” MacBook Pros’ Vega 20 graphics, and slightly lower for the new 5500M. And finally, let’s get into video editing
with Final Cut Pro X. Now here, we only ran tests that were dependant on the graphics,
so let’s start with the BruceX benchmark. For this test, the new 16” MacBook Pro destroyed
the Vega 20 graphics, with the 5500M taking a shockingly low 13 seconds to finish the
test, being over 50% faster than the 5300M. We then stabilized a 1 minute HEVC clip and
all of them performed extremely well, with the 5300M being around 2 seconds slower than
the other two, so there basically isn’t any difference here. We ran the same test again but with a 30 second
60FPS C200 RAW clip. The 5500M easily pulled ahead, with the 5300M honestly not too far
behind, so for stabilization, you can’t go wrong with either one. We also tested the FPS while playing this
60fps clip back and they all played at over 50 frames per second, not quite enough to
reach a perfectly smooth 60 frames per second. It was interesting that the Vega 20 was the
winner here for playback. So for video editing, we’re getting some
mixed signals so far. Some tests are faster on the new 16” MacBook Pro and some aren’t
really improving by much, so if you want to see a more in-depth video editing test, click
the button at the end of this video. So the overall conclusion from all of these
tests are that the new graphics are much better in most of the tests we ran, especially gaming,
with the base 5300M graphics on the 16” surprisingly beating out the 15” Pros best
Vega 20 graphics overall, that’s $2400 versus $3150 on the 15” Pro. We also found out that the 5500M 8GB graphics
are definitely worth the extra $100 if you buy using the B&H link, especially if you’re
doing 3D animation or graphics rendering. It even helped quite a bit in a few video
editing tests as well. So great job AMD and great job Apple for letting
us buy the best graphics for only $2600, because this is hands-down the best bang for the buck
graphics performance we’ve been able to get in years from Apple. If you’re interested in our gaming video
coming soon, click that circle above to subscribe and be sure to tap that like button! Thanks
for watching, and we’ll see you in the next video.

5300M vs 5500M 8GB – 16″ MacBook Pro Graphics Comparison

100 thoughts on “5300M vs 5500M 8GB – 16″ MacBook Pro Graphics Comparison

  • November 19, 2019 at 12:25 am
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  • November 19, 2019 at 6:42 am
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    How does it perform under Windows (Bootcamp)?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 6:42 am
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    Mac mini i7, 1TB SSD, 32GB RAM + Core X with RX 5700XT 8GB VRAM gives me a 13:36.77 result in the Blender Benchmark. I'm so happy 😀 I'm also using it on the LG ultra fine 4k connected the the Mac mini and not the egpu. so its slower and not running at full speed.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 6:47 am
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    Out of curiosity, what are you guys going to do with the recent incoming change on youtube? Mature or kids orientated channel? What are you going to declare?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 6:47 am
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    May you test the disk speed between 512g and 1T. I wonder if the write speed is different

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  • November 19, 2019 at 6:59 am
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    I currently have an iMac 2019 with an i9, 580X 8GB graphics card and 1TB ssd. I do not know if I should switch to the new Macbook pro or not? Can the MacBook replace the imac pro 16 "?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 7:03 am
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    Nice! It would be interesting to see the difference between the the 5500M 4GB and 8GB

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  • November 19, 2019 at 7:43 am
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    Not such thing about resale value of MBP

    Ask customers who bought a MBP 15 last month.. They lost instantly btw 500 to 1000 $

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  • November 19, 2019 at 8:01 am
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    Finally, an original MBP 16 video, and one that I care about

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  • November 19, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    waiting my macbook pro 16 5500 8 GB carried by fedex coming from shanghai.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 8:37 am
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    How about 5500m 4GB VS 8GB?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 8:48 am
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    Is the difference between 5500M 4gb and 5500M 8gb worth the money if I plan to do just some gaming and no video editing?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:18 am
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    Can you test in Bootcamp? The amount of 3D tests available in OSX is tragic- unigine heaven is a FULL decade old ffs running on ancient APIs

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:31 am
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    Could you compare it to it’s windows counter part like razer blade 15 or dell XPS 15?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:36 am
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    How is about the thermal on MBP 16? Is it cooler than MBP 15 2019? Tks 😀

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:38 am
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    4:15 7 seconds difference is not over 50% faster than 5300M

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:42 am
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    What are the cpu configuration for both laptops ? both of them are i7 ?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:46 am
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    You winning the 16inch Macbook Pro review race 🏎 👌🏿

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:04 am
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    I‘d like to see the 5500m 4gb vs 5500m 8gb. Would it be worth to get the 8gb vram?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:09 am
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    if u want bootcamp working install windows manually by making a bootable usb from rufus and than use the bootcamp to separate the drive.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:18 am
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    Is 16 gb ram enough for music producing?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:34 am
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    love ya

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  • November 19, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    Also for the few of you who plan on purchasing a 6k monitor, especially if two of those, the 8GB RAM will have more headroom for your other tasks.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 11:48 am
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    So Navi is not as good as we expected…it ONLY 20-30% improvement…not 100% not 50%…shit AMD

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:06 pm
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    Brilliant video. Interesting to see how the 5500m with 4gb performs against the 5300m 4gb seeing as in most cases they were pretty close.

    Just need one on the i7 Vs the i9 and whether that's worth the upgrade.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:16 pm
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    I need a 14 inch macbook with same specs..

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    Guys, I thought Apple stopped support for Open CL and has Metal now. For all I know, Blender does not support Metal….So what are these readings? I'm confused.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Black magic is seriously not optimised for the new gpus

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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    Welcome back Kenji. I miss you.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:33 pm
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    My issue has always been the lack of amd boot camp drivers my vega 20 would do so much better with latest and drivers but they never update them, I know there’s a site to get unofficial ones but I don’t like to use that, when boot camp comes out for this laptop will it be the latest version as my 2019 vega 2 can’t play call of duty

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm
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    Hi , how we can get the wallpaper ? I tried the link but there is a big adobe mark on the middle of the wallpaper

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Finally a comparison I care about lol

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:02 pm
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    Test some game. No one is playing benchmarks

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:05 pm
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    Thanks, man for this great review could you compare it to dell XP with the same specs or if they both are at the same price?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:46 pm
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    That one comparison that is needed the most 👍😎

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:53 pm
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    will love to have one, sadly here in Peru they cost almost the double 🙁

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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    That is not true about the best graphics model. I walked into my local Apple store and purchased this model with 2tb SD and 32gb ram and top tier i9 on launch day. I was actually the first person to buy a 16” in my city which is not a small city.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 4:13 pm
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    Is the only difference between your two 16” test models the GPU?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 4:15 pm
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    Compare to iMac please

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  • November 19, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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    i subcribe and will waiting for gaming test 5300M base 🙂

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    I'm getting my computer today. What's the issue with the bootcamp drivers and where do I check for updates about it?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:28 pm
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    I wanna guess that the reason the Vega chip was performing better for some test is because of drivers not being updated yet to take full advantage of the 8gb in the 5500m

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    Base i7 vs base i9 (or with upgrades) comparison needed!

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:46 pm
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    I want a gpu more powerful like the GTX 1080Ti GDDR5X 11GB memory to replace 5500M 8GB. The NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti is equivalent to the AMD Radeon VII which are both very powerful. The AMD Radeon VII gpu has 1TB/second and I want this gpu in the 16" MacBook Pro 2019 to replace the 5500M 8GB. The NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti GDDR5X 11GB memory or the AMD Radeon VII HBM2 16GB memory should be Apple's next gpu to replace the AMD 5500M 8GB memory gpu in 2020-2021. 3:00 "Both completely embarrassed the Vega 20 gpu" – Max Y., I love that quote lol

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:51 pm
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    Are you guys also gonna make videos about MacPro and ProDisplay? I’d like to see that.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:56 pm
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    Thank you for the comparison! I've been waiting for it:)

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  • November 19, 2019 at 6:13 pm
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    Will be interesting to see BootCamp performance and how it compares to a 1650/1660.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 6:19 pm
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    woah but where can we get them wallpapers tho

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  • November 19, 2019 at 6:40 pm
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    LMAO "We will test some games once we can load Windows on it"

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  • November 19, 2019 at 6:48 pm
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    But how about the heat?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 7:44 pm
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    You do realize those Heaven benchmark results suck, right? You might be running it on "extreme" preset but under 1600×900 resolution… now when was the last time that resolution was a relevant benchmarking measurement? [hint – not in the last decade]

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  • November 19, 2019 at 7:53 pm
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    what is the processor on the 5500M model tested here? the i7 or the i9, that would probably affect the results compared the vega 20 model cause it has the i9

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  • November 19, 2019 at 7:57 pm
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    CPU vs CPU video possible?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 8:03 pm
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    wallpapers plzzzzzzzzz

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  • November 19, 2019 at 8:57 pm
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    thanks, very informative

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:20 pm
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    Why am i watching this video? 😭 it’s not like im ever gonna buy a 16inch macbook.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:33 pm
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    Good video, can’t really say you tested any “games” however. Waiting for you boot camp video.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:12 pm
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    Can we have the processor performance comparison too?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    The best thing is that you can get base model with gpu for $2700? Ouch that is pricey

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:00 am
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    "Used to cost around 2300$ more…" you mean 1 month ago? why are we agreeing to this?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:03 am
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    4:10 i think you may have done the math the wrong way round?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:02 am
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    Been waiting for a true gaming test. Didn’t realize bootcamp drivers weren’t out. Will stay tuned!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:05 am
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    I’m still rocking my higher end 2015 model. This is definitely an improvement compared to the previous 2016-2019 mess.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:26 am
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    Nice wallpaper, where do you get that?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 3:30 am
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    I found the 5500M 8gb in store but in order to get it I had to get the i9 with 32gb of ram, 2tb of hardrive because that was the only other model they had. Pretty pricey though but I use my mac a lot fo business

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  • November 20, 2019 at 3:58 am
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    Did you update ram or i9 with 5500M 8GB? Or this was just base model + 5500M 8GB ?
    What is the detail specification?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 3:59 am
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    Were both the 16’’ MBP 6-core CPU?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 5:46 am
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    Why are there no comparisons to some other hardware as well? It would give better classification for people who might switch from a windows device.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 7:57 am
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    Great video, no garbage, you cut straight to the chase. Other youtubers would waffle over 20 minutes to give us that information.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 8:04 am
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    Is there a big difference between the 5500M 4GB vs 5300M 4GB? Would the numbers of the 5500M 4GB be similar as to the 8GB in this video, or closer to the 5300M? Great video, very helpful!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:05 am
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    Please make 2 base 16" models performance comparison – 2399$ vs 2799$ – is the i9 model with 5500M 4GB worth it against i7 and 5300M.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:45 am
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    What about the 5500M 4gb?
    I have a 16 available today with that config i9-1tb-5500m4gb and could
    Upgrade to 8gb if needed ( photo editing 95% of the time but gonna expand into video editing too but have to wait for the 6th of December for that.
    I think the 5500m 4gb is perfect but still what would you do?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:51 am
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    Would you mind comparing the galaxy tab s6 and the iPad air 2019 as the air seems to be powerful enough.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:04 pm
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    Apple has updated its bootcamp Drivers . Do the call of duty video please

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  • November 20, 2019 at 3:17 pm
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    Can someone inform this man that these graphics cards are basically bottom of the barrel in terms of modern graphics cards. Never heard someone so excited about a 5500. Especially in a $2500-$3000 package.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 3:19 pm
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    Can u test Dota 2? Great review, props!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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    Ok, for a premiere editor, if you go with the 8GB gfx, but only want to pay for 32gb ram OR 8 core chip, which is the better money spent. Premiere editing and after effects. Not primary system, but still want it to be capable.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 4:38 pm
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    I still use the Intel HD Graphics 620….

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  • November 20, 2019 at 4:42 pm
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    Compare battery life of all the MacBooks including 13inch

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  • November 20, 2019 at 8:08 pm
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    Thanks for this is easy to buy it haha

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  • November 20, 2019 at 8:35 pm
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    Max you’re Killin’ it on mbp16 videos lately!!! Best content ever!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:50 pm
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    Need a comparison between MacBook 16 (high end) vs MSI p75 creators (or equivalent windows laptop) for video editing both premier and after effects…

    It will be really thankful sir..!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:59 pm
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    Can you test Jedi Fallen Order in the Gaming Video? 😁

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  • November 21, 2019 at 3:17 am
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    You wanna spend about 2300 bucks for a "gaming" PC? 😀

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  • November 21, 2019 at 3:43 am
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    I’m still waiting for the 10th gen of the processor.

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  • November 21, 2019 at 9:53 am
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    Are both of these MBPs running the 6 core i7?

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  • November 21, 2019 at 10:25 am
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    Is the sense buy macbook with 5500 graphics but with 4gb of ram?

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  • November 21, 2019 at 11:13 am
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    How's the battery life between the two? Is there any significant energy drain when you pick a Core i9 with 5500M variant over a Core i7 with 5300M? Great video, by the way. Very helpful! 🙂

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  • November 21, 2019 at 12:09 pm
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    Boot camp is now available!!!!!

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  • November 22, 2019 at 12:18 pm
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    I find it interesting how the 4GB Radeon 5500m got higher score in Unigine test than the 8gb here.

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  • November 22, 2019 at 12:50 pm
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    Would be great to have 4GB vs 8GB 5500M comparison

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  • November 22, 2019 at 4:08 pm
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    Awesome videos! Would love to see how the graphics perform for photo applications like Lightroom and Capture One, especially in comparison to some of the previous models, like the 2016-2018 MacBook Pros. For photographers, the biggest annoyance is waiting for the images to render on screen when browsing through images, especially with 122mb Sony a7RIV Raw files. Thanks!

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  • November 22, 2019 at 11:03 pm
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    Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB vs 4GB
    PLEASE!!

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  • November 23, 2019 at 12:25 am
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    Most in-depth assessment of the new MacBook Pro with the series of videos you’ve put out. Subscribed. You’re not just reading me Apple specs I can read them myself. I need you to do comparisons and you did. Thank you!

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  • November 23, 2019 at 8:19 am
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    I was thinking about getting this with the new card to make myself more mobile. Im glued to my desk with an iMac Pro lately. Unfortunately the scores are not as close as i thought. I pull an 82 fps in Unigine with the iMac Pro :-(. Worried I would feel the diffrence in my workflows.

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  • November 23, 2019 at 1:05 pm
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    잘 보고 갑니다.^*

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  • November 23, 2019 at 2:26 pm
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    Hi, do you have a link to the blender test. file you used? I like to try the same test with my RX580 based Mac as a comparison .

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  • November 24, 2019 at 11:10 am
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    Hello Bro… now i use win10…
    i try to set up HackinTosh into my PC… it's so hard…
    and i play two game: dota2/pubg pc…
    but i do not know in MacOS , play this two game good or bad…
    Thanks so much if anyone help me anwer this question???

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  • November 24, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Got a base model, it’s WAY too much already, I just want a golden touch pad, a great big display and a well built body. As I just tend to browse, and do assignments

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  • November 24, 2019 at 10:49 pm
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    So fast if you don't compare to nvidia studio.

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