Apple has revealed its new MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch models, which packs the new Apple silicon M1 Pro and M1 Max processors. The new processors claim to provide superior performance than its predecessor M1, as well as its Intel counterparts.
The claims are put to rest as an early CPU benchmark revealed that the new M1 Max is 55% faster than the original M1. On the other hand, the early GPU benchmarks posted on Geekbench 5 show that the M1 Max offers up to a whopping 181% faster graphics than the GPUs found in the previous Intel 16-inch MacBook Pro.
The benchmark test, recently uploaded to the Geekbench website, has revealed that the new MacBook Pro, with the M1 Max chip, scored 68870 in the Geekbench 5 Metal test. According to the website, the score comes from the high-end version of the M1 Max chip with 64GB of RAM running with the latest build of macOS Monterey 12.0.1.
Upon further comparison with the older Intel 16-inch MacBook Pro, with the lower end AMD Radeon Pro 5300M GPU, the M1 Max offers about 181% faster GPU performance. While at the same time providing 62% faster graphics than the higher-end AMD Radeon Pro 5600M GPU, putting the M1 Max at par with the now-discontinued iMac Pro, which had a model equipped with the AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56 GPU.
Apple’s decision to use Unified memory with a bandwidth of up to 400 GB/s for both the GPU as well as CPU has paid off well, making the new MacBook Pro with the M1 Max chip more than ideal for graphics-intensive tasks.