Geekbench shows MacBook Air with M1 nick outclassing 16-inch MacBook Pro

Note: This short article was initially printed on 12 November 2020.

The new M1 chip. (Image source: Apple)

Early yesterday morning, Apple finally unveiled M1, its custom plastic for Macs, in addition to the very first Macs to become operated by M1.

And today, it appears like benchmarks are flowing in plus they turn to be amazing.

On Geekbench 5, the brand new M1-powered MacBook Air with 8GB of memory recorded just one-core score of just one,687 along with a multi-core score of seven,433.

To place these figures into context, it is the fastest single-core performance ever documented on any Mac. Furthermore, the MacBook Air’s multi-core score puts those of the 16-inch MacBook Pro to shame.

Compared, a 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro having a tenth generation Core i9 managed single-core and multi-core lots of 1,096 and 6,870 correspondingly.

Geekbench 5 scores
Model Single-core Multi-core
M1 MacBook Air 1,687 7,433
Core i9 16-inch MacBook Pro 1,096 6,870

Yup, minimal effective M1 MacBook Air is outperforming the quickest Apple-powered MacBook Pro. And don’t forget, the MacBook Air doesn’t have fans.

As the MacBook Air is clearly superior on raw CPU benchmarks, the 16-inch MacBook Pro could have top of the hands in graphics benchmarks because of its discrete graphics. We’ll need to watch for more benchmarks to understand.

For the time being, they are exciting occasions for that Mac so we can’t wait to operate tests on these new Macs.

Source: Geekbench via MacRumors