Even the Core i5 13-inch MacBook Pro throttles itself
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The article is in German, but says that even the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the base i5 CPU has a throttling problem. From the translated article:
> Under macOS we monitored the clock behavior and the power consumption of the processor with the tool Intel Power Gadget. The following screenshot shows the behavior of the processor in a single multi-pass. At the beginning of the test, the processor works for about 5 seconds at the full 3.6 GHz, which corresponds to a consumption of almost 48-49 watts. But that does not slow down the cooling and the CPU temperature goes up to 100 ° C, whereupon the power has to be reduced. Thereupon the consumption oscillates extremely strong (between 20-40 watts), which of course also affects the clock. And that with only one pass of the multi-test. Due to the high temperatures, even this level of performance can not be maintained. Later in the course of our Cinebench multi-loop, the MacBook settles at around 580 points, losing another 5% in performance.
> … Support for the True Tone feature is certainly a nice feature, but of course the most important component of this year’s update is the new quad-core processor. After the first benchmarks, the results are sobering and fall short of expectations. The Coffee Lake U-Chip consumes more power than the Kaby Lake R CPUs, and the MacBook Pro 13 can reach the temperature limit of the processor within seconds.