At the second new product launch event this fall, Apple
brought a new generation of 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros for professional users and detailed the M1 Pro or M1 Max chips. Both M1 Pro and M1 Max use 10-core CPUs, equipped with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores, while GPUs are different. M1 Pro has 16 cores and M1 Max has 32 cores. Both chips are manufactured using 5nm technology.
According to Apple’s description and official data, the performance of these two chips is very strong, but some people will have questions about it. Although it is just a new product that has just been released, the first M1 Max CPU benchmark test has already appeared, providing the performance of the chip in the single-threaded and multi-threaded tests in Geekbench 5
Judging from the benchmark test results of Geekbench 5, the M1 Max scored 1749 points in the single-core benchmark test of macOS 12.4 and 11524 points in the multi-core benchmark test. The system display uses an 18-inch MacBook Pro. This is not the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro just released. It may be that the information is displayed incorrectly, or a model that has not yet been launched is used as a test platform.
Compared with the MacBook Pro or iMac models equipped with M1, M1 Max’s single-threaded performance has increased by 2% to 3%, which is not obvious, however, the multi-threading performance has increased by about 55% on average, which is equivalent to the Xeon W-3235 processor (12 core @3.3 GHz) used in the 2019 Mac Pro. Since the comparison is under Apple’s macOS, it may be a bit inappropriate to directly compare the M1 Max with some Intel or AMD x86 processors. However, according to Geekbench 5 data, M1 Max is better than AMD Ryzen 9 5800X, Intel Core i9-11900K, and Core i9-10900K processors.