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Geekbench confirms new MacBook Pro model identifiers and Core i5-1038NG7 processor

The MacBookPro16,2 starts at US$1,799. (Image source: Apple)
The MacBookPro16,2 starts at US$1,799. (Image source: Apple)
Geekbench has confirmed the new MacBook Pro is running "N" Ice Lake-U processors, just like the MacBook Air. At least one identifier for the new generation has been detailed, too.
Alex Alderson,

Geekbench has confirmed a few aspects of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro. Launched on May 4, the new MacBook Pro is a modest upgrade over last year's model in many senses. The new generation is to come with 28 W Ice Lake-U series processors, though.

As we reported previously, Apple appears to have had first dibs on the Core i5-1038G7 and Core i7-1068G7. However, Geekbench has confirmed that at least the former is an "N" chip, just as the Ice Lake processors in the MacBook Air are. The Core i7-1068NG7 has appeared on benchmarking websites previously, so it is likely only a matter of time before the chip re-emerges post the launch of the new MacBook Pro.

If the Core i5-1038G7 and Core i7-1068G7 are only "N" chips, then this lends more weight to them being exclusive to Apple hardware. As past MacBook generations have shown, Apple loves a custom and exclusive processor.

Geekbench has confirmed that the four Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro has been assigned the model identifier MacBookPro16,2. @_rogame asserts that the two Thunderbolt 3 version carries the identifier MacBookPro16,3 too, but we have been unable to verify this. This would follow from previous MacBook Pro generations, though.

(Image source: Geekbench)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-05- 6 (Update: 2020-05- 6)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.