We’ve had a peek at an early new Macbook Geekbench score for 64-bit single and multi-core processing. The results are in the screenshot below, although it should be emphasized that this is just the results from one machine – so it’s hardly definitive.
A quick glance at the Mac Benchmarks chart over at the Geekbench Results Browser shows that the new Macbook is roughly as powerful as a 2013 Macbook Pro 13-in Retina model, which featured an Intel Core i5 dual-core CPU running at 2.4 or 2.6GHz, depending on model (the range was spec-bumped late in that year).
The main interest in the new Macbook is going to be in its very fast solid state storage, which is likely to make the experience of using the computer feel like greased lightning. Ultimately this is the deciding factor nowadays in how a computer’s performance feels to the end user in most instances.