So the other day, benchmarks revealed that the M1 Max chipset Apple debuted in the new MacBook Pros was about twice as fast as the original M1. That’s pretty impressive given that the M1 is no slouch, but what about the GPU? What if your work or use of the MacBook Pro leans more towards graphics processing?
The good news is that it looks like Apple’s claims during the presentation wasn’t all marketing hype. This is according to an unconfirmed Geekbench listing which showed that the M1 Max’s GPU is about 3x faster compared to the M1. However, it is unclear which M1 Max configuration this is because the chipset is offered in 24 and 32-core GPU options.
That being said, while these benchmarks are promising, we can’t say for sure how accurate they are. Also, more importantly, how will the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets fare against discrete GPUs from the likes of NVIDIA and AMD?
Apple made some vague claims of testing their new M1 chipsets against high-end laptops, but since no GPU models or configurations or specs were specified, it’s hard to say what kind of numbers we are looking at. We expect that we should have more details in the coming weeks from the reviews, so we’ll have to wait until then for the details.