Benchmarks of Apple's new M1 powered iMac and iPad Pro could be a problem for Intel's flagship processors

A new benchmark for the recently launched iMac and iPad Pro equipped with the Apple M1 chip has been found online in the GeekBench 5 database, and if it’s true, the new iMac has improved its performance as compared to its predecessor and is 56% faster than Intel models, while iPad Pro is 50% faster than its previous generations.

New M1 powered iMac Benchmark

As per MacRumors, when compared to the 21.5-inch iMac which was launched in 2019, the new 24-inch iMac outperformed the 2019 iMac by about 56% in single-core and 24% in multi-core. Further, Apple’s 24-inch iMac powered with an in-house M1 chip was found to be 38% faster than a 27-inch iMac with a 10th-generation Intel Core i7-10700K in terms of single-core performance but wasn’t able to beat it in the multi-core benchmarks.

Apple’s new 24-inch iMac with M1 chip is much faster and thinner

The M1 processor with an 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU appears to be entry-level as it scored 1729 on the single-core metric and 7459 on the multi-core metric. Debuted at Apple’s “Spring Loaded” event, the colorful 24-inch iMac is now available to order and will be shipping to customers’ doorstep from May 21.

New M1 powered iPad Pro Benchmark

The new 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro are also powered by Apple’s in-house M1 chip, and as the company said at the launch that it offers up to 50% faster CPU performance than the A12Z Bionic and up to 40% faster GPU performance. Its turns out, these numbers are matching with the new benchmark from GeekBench tests, first spotted by MacRumors.

For example, the new 12.9-inch M1 powered iPad Pro has an average single-core score of 1,718 and a multi-core score of 7,284. Whereas previous-gen iPad Pro with an A12Z had an average of 1,121 single-core score and 4,656 multi-core score. As for the graphics performance, the M1 powered iPad Pro has a Metal score of 20,578, which is up to 70% faster than the A12Z iPad Pros.

iPad Pro M1 powered

So, from the above results, we can say that M1-equipped iPad Pro models are roughly 55% faster than the previous-gen models and even better than Apple’s own estimates. The new 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro M1-powered models are now available to order and will be shipping to customers’ doorstep from May 21.

Apple is giving far better performance into a small, efficient package that is competing with high-end desktop, and even started the production of its next-gen chip M2(M1X). Intel needs to take the competition seriously now. And it will be interesting to see how Intel and AMD would respond to the competition.



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