The new Apple Silicon M1 Macs officially start to arrive tomorrow (Tue, Nov 16) but new crazy fast benchmarks keep on comin’. My M1 MacBook Air is scheduled by UPS to arrive tomorrow by 9pm PT and I’ll publish my first impressions and benchmarks once it does.
M1 MacBook Pro Earns 7508 Multi-Core Score in Cinebench Benchmark
|Single Core||Multi Core|
|M1 MacBook Pro||1,498||7,508|
|Low-end 16-inch MacBook Pro 2.6GHz||1,113||6,912|
|2019 16-inch MacBook Pro 2.3GHz i9||8,818|
|High-end prior-generation MacBook Air||1,119||4,329|
The M1 MacBook Pro earned a multi-core Cinebench score of 7508, and a single-core score of 1498, which is similar in performance to some of Intel’s 11th-generation chips.MacRumors – Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Pro Earns 7508 Multi-Core Score in Cinebench Benchmark
Comparatively, a 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro with 2.3GHz Core i9 chip earned a multi-core score of 8818, according to a MacRumors reader who benchmarked his machine with the new R23 update that came out last week. The 2.6GHz low-end 16-inch MacBook Pro earned a single-core score of 1113 and a multi-core score of 6912 on the same test, and the high-end prior-generation MacBook Air earned a single-core score of 1119 and a multi-core score of 4329.
M1 Beats GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon RX 560 for Graphics Performance
Apple’s M1 processor often surpasses the graphics performance of desktop GPUs, including the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and AMD Radeon RX 560, according to a new benchmark submission spotted by Tom’s Hardware.MacRumors – M1 Chip Beats GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon RX 560 for Graphics Performance
According to Apple, the M1’s octa-core GPU can simultaneously handle close to 25,000 threads and deliver up to 2.6 TFLOPS of throughput. This is the same TFLOPS achieved by the Radeon RX 560, and just below the GeForce GTX 1650’s 2.9 TFLOPS.
M1 Emulating x86 is Still Faster Than Every Other Mac in Single Core Benchmark
The new Rosetta 2 Geekbench results uploaded show that the M1 chip running on a MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM has single-core and multi-core scores of 1,313 and 5,888 respectively. Since this version of Geekbench is running through Apple’s translation layer Rosetta 2, an impact on performance is to be expected. Rosetta 2 running x86 code appears to be achieving 78%-79% of the performance of native Apple Silicon code.MacRumors – Apple Silicon M1 Emulating x86 is Still Faster Than Every Other Mac in Single Core Benchmark