MacBook Pro with M3 Max: performance on par with M2 Ultra Macs

Although deliveries are scheduled to start on November 7, the results have already been leaked on the web benchmark of the just presented MacBook Pro con chip M3 Max. Well, according to these numbers, the notebook – available in 14 and 16 inches – can rival the high-end Mac Pro and Mac Studio that use the M2 Ultra processor.

MacBook Pro with M3 Max: benchmarks confirm that it is among the most powerful notebooks around

In the single-core test, theM3 Max achieves an average score of 2980. In multi-core, however, the processor obtains a result of approx 20800. We are practically on par with the scores of what until a few days was the best Apple Silicon chip, the M2 Ultra, which obtains scores of 2800 and 21000 in single-core and multi-core respectively.

The outcome of the test is surprising, especially in the eyes of those professionals who are looking for a powerful and reliable notebook, capable of completing any activity – even the most intense and energy-intensive – without particular effort. Obviously, the chip in question it will be surpassed by the M3 Ultrawhich Apple will present during 2024.

Gamma chip M3 - Apple

As revealed by the Cupertino company during its presentation, the M3 Max chip matters 92 billion transistors. The 40-core GPU is up to 50% faster than the M1 Max processor. The 16-core CPU, on the other hand, boasts 12 performance core e 4 efficiency core (with performance 80% faster than the M1 Max chip).

«Whether you use DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro, thanks to the two ProRes engines of M3 Max, even video post-production activities at maximum resolutions become faster and more fluid. The M3 Max chip is designed for the professional user who needs maximum performance in a MacBook Pro with the best battery life in the industry», we read in the press release.

What emerges from the benchmark tests is a sort of confirmation of what Apple declared during the Scary Fast event, but it will be necessary to wait for the reviews to understand the real extent of the advertised increase in performance.


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