One of the two new M1 series processors Apple, which equip the new (and expensive) versions of Macbooks and desktops, has just appeared in tests on the Geekbench website. And while the Apple M1 Pro isn't the most powerful thing from Apple itself (this is the M1 Max), it does show a significant advantage over the previous generation.

Testing was done with the most advanced version available. Apple offered its 2021 MacBooks in a variety of configurations for the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. The M1 Pro can be configured with 8 or 10 CPU cores and comes with either 14 or 16 GPU cores.


The results in Geekbench refer to one version in particular: the 1-core M10 Pro, 16-core GPU.

M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max chips (Image: disclosure/Apple)
M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max chips (Image: disclosure/Apple)

Apple M1 Pro: The Results

The obvious part: the M1 Pro outperforms the old M1 across the board: which is obvious for a processor with more cores and GPUs (which is visible in size, aicma).

The M1 Pro scores an average of 1.750 points for Geekbench 5 single-core and 12.100 points for multi-core. This puts the new chip at the top of single- and multi-core graphics in the Mac category, surpassing the last iMac.

A more refined manufacturing process (5 nm vs. 14 nm) leads the M1 to also beat the Intel Core i9-10910 that powers the 2020-inch iMac 27. Apple's chip and its 10-core CPU has a 40,68% (single core) and 34,30% (multi) advantage over the Intel chip, and still consumes less power.

As for graphics, the M1 Pro beats anything with the M1. The average score for the Apple M1 Pro processor with 16-core GPU on three separate registers is 41.371. The scores place the new processor between the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design (36,196) and the GeForce GTX 1650 (38,361).

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