Results of first performance measurements of new Apple M3 Max chip show is inferior to M2 Ultra

November 3, 2023  14:22

MacRumors has released initial performance measurements for the new Apple M3 Max chip, revealing that it falls short of the performance of the M2 Ultra processor. The 16-inch MacBook Pro equipped with the Apple M3 Max chip scored 21,084 points in multi-core mode in the Geekbench 6 benchmark. Comparatively, the M2 Ultra processor scored 21,182 and 21,316 points for the Mac Pro and Mac Studio, respectively, solidifying its position as Apple's most powerful chip.

Consequently, the Apple M3 Max ranks second in Apple's processor hierarchy in terms of performance. The M2 Max chip secures the third spot with a score of 14,495 in the Geekbench 6 multi-core test. Apple has claimed that the M3 Max surpasses the M2 Max's performance by 45%, a claim supported by benchmark data.

In comparison, other Apple chips like the M1 Max and M3 scored 12,185 and 11,836 points, respectively. Despite the M3 Max's commendable performance, it lags slightly behind the top-performing M2 Ultra.

The new MacBook Pro models are available for pre-order, with most configurations set to hit retail shelves on November 7. However, the version featuring the M3 Max processor will be shipped at a later date.

Apple recently unveiled several new Mac models, including MacBook Pro laptops powered by 3-nanometer M3 series processors, as well as the iMac all-in-one, which also received a processor from the same series.

For more information about the specifics of the new Apple chips, readers can refer to the article on Tech.

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