Early M1 Max GPU Benchmarks Have New MacBook Pro Offering 3x Faster Speeds Than M1

Apple’s new MacBook Pros will ship with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips soon and early benchmarks suggest the latter is going to be quite the powerhouse in terms of GPU performance.

According to new Metal benchmark scores, we can expect the new high-end notebooks to be around three times faster than the Apple M1 chips.

Apple’s new high-end chips, M1 Max, have surfaced in benchmarks online with the Metal result of 68,870 of particular interest. That’s compared with the 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro’s score of 20,581, making it the much more powerful option. However, it isn’t clear yet whether that was the 24-core or 32-core  version of the M1 Max, so it’s possible the highest end version could be even more impressive.

MacRumors also notes that thee score is even more impressive compared to the Radeon Pro 5600M that was offered in Intel-based MacBook Pros until recently.

The first Metal benchmark for the ‌M1‌ Max surfaced this afternoon, with the chip earning a score of 68870. Comparatively, the ‌M1‌ chip in the 13-inch MacBook Pro has a Metal score of 20581, and the Radeon Pro 5600M, which was the highest-end GPU option for the prior Intel-based 16-inch model, has a Metal score of 42510.

Apple’s 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro can both be configured to make use of the new M1 Max processors, depending on needs. Both are promised to be speedy chips across CPU and GPU performance, but that M1 Max is clearly the better option if you need the raw horsepower on tap.

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