In a surprising turn of events, Apple unveiled not one, but two SoCs for their next-generation MacBook Pros. The latest generation of Apple Silicon comes with its own surprises and fancy numbers. While real-world performance is yet to be tested, these chips are serious business.
Along with the competing chips, Apple took the M1 as a benchmark and showed how the M1 Pro and M1 Max are built upon the same platform, outperforming the M1 chip by miles. Here are the new Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max chips with their performance numbers.
M1 Pro And M1 Max Specifications
|Specifications||Apple M1 Pro||Apple M1 Max|
|CPU||Up to 10-core CPU with 8 high-performance cores and 2 efficiency cores||10-core CPU with 8 high-performance cores and 2 efficiency cores|
|GPU||Up to 16-core GPU (2x faster than M1)||32-core GPU (4x faster than M1)|
|Memory Bandwidth||200GB/s memory bandwidth||400GB/s memory bandwidth|
|Unified Memory||Up to 32GB||Up to 64GB|
|ProRes Accelerator||ProRes encode/decode engine||2 ProRes accelerators to enable editing 30 streams of 4K ProRes video or up to seven streams of 8K ProRes video in Final Cut Pro|
With the specifications out of the way, let’s talk comparison. Apple claims that the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips are up to 1.7x faster than the leading 8-core laptops chips. The company also claims that the number is achieved while consuming 70% less power.
Coming to GPU performance, the M1 Max is compared to compact Pro PC laptop graphics and it claims similar performance for 40% less energy consumption. The M1 Pro and M1 Max also maintain a consistent CPU and GPU performance on the battery power as well as while charging.
Among other numbers, Apple claims a 20 times faster machine learning performance, 10 times faster ProRes transcode in Compressor and a whopping 57 billion transistors on the M1 Max chip. You can check out the new MacBook Pros powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Both the new models are up for order now. Apple also launched the AirPods 3 along with new Apple Music and plans and HomePod Mini colors.