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What's new in macOS Mojave beta 8

The eighth beta of macOS Mojave was released on Monday and while we are close to release, it seems we could still stand to see a few more performance improvements ahead of the full release.




Developer beta eight, or release seven for public beta testers, has only an increment of six builds from the beta released a week ago. This suggests that not too much has changed this release.

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We did want to gauge performance, so we ran a litany of Geekbench 4 tests and were a bit underwhelmed with the results. With a fresh machine, we pulled in 3695 and 12904 on the single and multi-core scores respectively on our late-2016 2.7GHz i7 MacBook Pro.

Geekbench, however, is reporting single core scores around 4129 and multicore around 13725 for the same machine, which means our performance is a bit lower than the average. While this is likely induced by extraneous code in the beta, hopefully, we see these numbers improve before the public launch.

Check out what changed last time around in beta 7.

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