What you need to know
- The first R23 Cinebench benchmarks have been run for the M1-powered 13-inch MacBook Pro.
- The new Mac outperformed some configurations of the current 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Reported by MacRumors, one of the first customer-run benchmarks on the new M1-powered 13-inch MacBook Pro is here. A customer who purchased a configuration with 8GB of unified memory and 512GB of storage has run the R23 Cinebench benchmark on the new Mac, a more intensive benchmark than Geekbench 5.
7508 multi core and 1498 single core#MacbookPro pic.twitter.com/dWaHaQOOqncinebench
7508 multi core and 1498 single core#MacbookPro pic.twitter.com/dWaHaQOOqn— Ali King Fans Intl (@mnloona48_) November 16, 2020November 16, 2020
The M1 processor is Apple's first Apple silicon-based chip for the Mac. The company plans to release an entire family of SOCs (system on a chip) for the Mac over the next two years. Even though the most powerful chips are yet to come, it is encouraging to see benchmarks like this on the more consumer-focused machines.
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Do we know if that was running in emulation via rosetta 2 or running native?
Looks like R23 supports ARM native so should be native
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