Apple’s new MacBook with their own internal processor are apparently faster than their predecessors with Intel chips. That’s in accordance with new benchmark results that seem to suggest that the new M1-powered MacBook Air is faster than the next-gen MacBook Pro.
According to the Geekbench list, the new MacBook Air scored 1,687 in single-core tests and 7,433 in multi-core tests, which are higher than the 16-inch MacBook Pro with Intel Core i9. While the single-core score for the Intel model reached 1,096, the multi-core score only reached 6,870.
However, it is worth noting that synthetic benchmarks can hardly ever accurately predict performance in real life, but still give you an idea of what to expect from the machine. They said, when the scores are this close, only real-life tests will likely be able to anoint a clear victor.
Meanwhile, the Geekbench listing more revealed that the M1 octa-core chip has a base frequency of 3.2GHz, which is extremely impressive for an ultralight laptop, especially one that appears with a fanless design. For reference, the Core i9 processor discovered in the 16-inch MacBook Pro runs at 2.3GHz by Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz.
The same M1 chip powers all of the new Mac models announced this week, including the new 13-inch MacBook Pro and the revamped Mac Mini. With that being the case, we should also expect similar performance from those two devices (maybe even better, due to the built-in cooling), but it will be interesting to see how the promising benchmarks will translate into real-life performance.
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