The first benchmark results of Apple’s M3 Max chip were seen today in the Geekbench 6 database to get a better look at the performance of this processor. According to the ID of the tested device (Mac15,9), these results seem to be related to the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
The highest multi-core score for the M3 Max, which uses a 16-core CPU, is 21,084. If this performance is accurate, it means that Apple’s new flagship chip is as fast as the M2 Ultra. Geekbench score for Mac Pro and Mac Studio multi-core performance is 21,182 and 21,316 respectively.
According to GeekbenchThe M3 Max in the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is about 45% faster than the M2 Max chip in the previous generation of this laptop. Apple had claimed a 50% improvement in its recent ceremony; The initial scores are in line with Apple’s claim, but we have to wait for more benchmarks to give a more accurate opinion.
Next, the multi-core performance score of various Apple processors in Geekbench 6 is given:
M3 Max is produced with TSMC’s 3nm process and uses a 16-core CPU, including 12 high-power cores and 4 low-power cores. The chip also features 40-core graphics and up to 128GB of integrated RAM.
The price of Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M3 Max chip starts at $3,500. On the other hand, the price of the base version of Mac Studio with M2 Ultra chip is equivalent to 4000 dollars. Thus, by purchasing the mentioned laptop, you will get the same performance in addition to saving $500 in cost. On the other hand, you don’t need a monitor, keyboard and mouse when you buy a MacBook Pro.
The first Geekbench 6 results for the standard model of the M3 chip were released earlier today, showing a 20% improvement over the M2. Although benchmarks are a useful reference tool to check the power of processors, the performance of these chips in the real world can vary.
Buyers can order the new MacBook Pro models right now. Most of the versions of this product will reach customers from November 7. Although the price of the laptop with the M3 Max chip is higher than the other versions, it will be released in late November.