MacBook Air with M1 crushes any Mac in a sweeping mono-core benchmark

That the new Apple Silicon M1 was powerful we already knew. What we do not suspect is that the MacBook Air with Apple M1 would outperform all Mac living in the benchmark. At least in the mono core test. And that includes Macs as powerful as the iMac Pro or the Mac Pro itself.

Benchmark Apple M1: more powerful than any Mac in mono core

Someone has passed the benchmark from Geekbench on one of the new MacBook Airs. Y the results are totally surprising, which we will detail below:

  • Single core results: 1,687 points.
  • Multi-core results: 7,433 points.

These scores alone don’t tell us much. It is because of that It is convenient to compare them with the rest of Mac to get a better idea. According to this Geekbench ranking, the comparison of all existing Mac in mono mode core is the next

As we can see, the MacBook Air with the Apple M1 is capable of beating all the Macs collected in this test so far. That includes both the Mac Pro and iMac well as this year’s very powerful 27-inch iMac. And it does so with around a 30% margin, as Apple indicated in its presentation.

The MacBook Air with Apple M1 ranks thirteenth in the ranking of the most powerful Macs in the multi-core test.

The issue significantly changes when we talk about the multi-core test. Here we ran into a ranking taken by the Mac Pro and the iMac Pro, thanks to its Intel Xeon processors with up to 28 cores. The MacBook Air M1, on the other hand, alone it has eight cores inside. And yet, it manages to sneak into the thirteenth place on the most powerful Mac table. A considerable milestone.

All the benchmarks Apple M1 uncovered

Besides the new MacBook Air, someone has also passed this test to a MacBook Pro M1 and a Mac mini M1. The results are very similar (here and here), although there are differences that can be attributed to internal processes that were taking place at that time. So the temporary M1 ranking would look like this:

Single core Multi core Processor frequency RAM
MacBook Air M1 1,687 7,433 3.2GHz 8GB
Mac mini M1 1,682 7,097 3.04GHz 16 GB
MacBook Pro M1 1,714 6,802 3.2GHz 16 GB

This is because it does not have a fan and the heat dissipation would have to be passive, resorting to lower frequency make it less hot. In view of the results, this is not the case. Although there is a possibility that there is some consideration of the Apple M1 chip that has not been taken into account in this test.

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The new equipment will begin to reach the first buyers starting next week. From that moment on, more tests and trials of this type will emerge. And we will also see performance tests in real use situations with specific tests.