Maybe the confusion comes from geekbench version and I did not pay attention…
I have a core i7 5930k … which was at the time it has been released a beefy CPU.
So it is really a difference at what you look at, so my numbers was from Geekbench4 and I was not even ware that Version5 cut the same numbers.
In comparison Geekbench 5 numbers for AMD 9410 are:
So I assume (as GB5 means that 5k for MC is pretty beefy), that 5k SC was meant for GB4 results.
My specific numbers (on my computer) are
1004 and 5734
Looking at AMD … I have another CPU in my ESX lab Server … 3900x
GB4: maxes @6.7k and 60k
GB5: 1300, 12k
So depends on what you are looking to. definatly no issue at all with GB4 5k MC … and absolutely nothing within the range of a i7 5930k … (30k). and that is a pretty old CPU. modern CPUs will deliver even more (AMD 5900x: 7.3k and 60k)
Notebooks general suck in CPU performance… it is not at all value (CPU performance) for money.
And just comparing a Windows Notebook to a MacBookPro does not help at all. Manufacturers just put in all kinds of Marketing to let you thinks that performance is great. But simplified a i7 in a Notebook today has nothing to do with a i7 in my PC (self build btw). The notebook CPU has a maximum heat dissipation based on the air volume available - that of cause means that a CPU in a notebook cannot dissipate more than 15w constantly … where I have a water cooled system which can transport >150w constantly. So obviously that makes a difference.
And tbh Windows was never and never will be optimized… Generally talking (IMO) I do not think that any notebook is a great machine for a Audio workstation…