The first tests of the M1 Max are astounding

Apple M1 Max 2021

The first benchmarks testing the M1 Max chip unveiled by Apple last night have just reached us. The component is currently available in two computers: the sixteen-inch MacBook Pro and the fourteen-inch MacBook Pro, presented at the same time. RAM and graphics card are soldered onto the same PCB, which is almost four times the size of the M1 in the iMac.

According to a score published on the Geekbench application, the M1 Max accompanied by 32 GB of RAM obtains the excellent rating of 1,749 in single-core against 11,542 with all its cores activated. By comparison, the M1 was satisfied with 1,687 points in single-core on MacBook Air against 7,433 points in multi-core. We are therefore on a significant improvement, the difference of which is obviously to qualify compared to the numbers communicated by Apple.

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Intel always ahead

In this story, the big winner still seems to be on the competitive side. Indeed, Mac Pro and iMac still powered by Intel chips continue to dominate the top ranking with their Xeon processors with sixteen or twenty-four cores. However, we can bet that other grips will demonstrate the opposite: the CEO of Santa Clara himself assures that Apple has done a very good job with its silicon program.

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The more curious will notice that this M1 Max runs under macOS 12.4, an edition of the software available only in beta for the moment. The test therefore seems to have been carried out in real conditions. Are you planning to buy a MacBook Pro with an M1 Pro or M1 Max chip?

Prices in France

Here are some configurations that allow access to the M1 Max processor at Apple:

  • 14-inch MacBook Pro, M1 Max chip with 10-core CPU, 24-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine + 32 GB of RAM + 1 TB of SSD storage = 3,439 euros
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro, M1 Max chip with 10-core CPU, 24-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine + 64 GB of RAM + 1 TB of SSD storage = 3,899 euros
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro, M1 Max chip with 10-core CPU, 24-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine + 64 GB of RAM + 8 TB of SSD storage = 6,429 euros
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro, M1 Max chip with 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine + 32 GB of RAM + 2 TB of SSD storage = 4,129 euros
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro, M1 Max chip with 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine + 32 GB of RAM + 1 TB of SSD storage = 3,849 euros
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro, M1 Max chip with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine + 16 GB of RAM + 1 TB of SSD storage = 2,979 euros
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro, M1 Max chip with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine + 32 GB of RAM + 2 TB of SSD storage = 3,899 euros
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro, M1 Max chip with 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine + 32 GB of RAM + 512 GB of SSD storage = 3,619 euros
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