The M2 13-inch MacBook Pro Is Faster Than Your $6000 Mac Pro
Apple’s new 13-inch M2-powered MacBook Pro is so fast that it is embarrassing $6,000 Mac Pros, according to new benchmark numbers shared to Geekbench.
Some members of the press have begun to receive their new MacBook Pros and that means that some have unwittingly uploaded Geekbench scores to the Internet.
A new M2 13-inch MacBook Pro has a multi-core score of 8,928, which is impressive but not likely to beat a Mac Studio with an M1 Ultra score of 23,366. But the current Mac Pro, still running Intel Xeon chips, lags well behind with a score of just 8,027. It is possible to spec a Mac Pro to beat the M2, but you’ll need to spend an extra thousand dollars for the 12-core model.
Apple is yet to give the Mac Pro its Apple silicon refresh which means that we are still having to deal with Intel chips, a position no other part of the Apple Mac lineup is in.
All of this does suggest that when Apple does update the Mac Pro to Apple silicon, the performance will be insane. It still isn’t clear whether that product will use an M1 or M2-based chip, but either way we can expect it to best the Intel Mac Pro by some considerable margin.
Apple is expected to announce a new Mac Pro within the next few months, although some had hoped that it would have happened at the WWDC22 event earlier this month.