Apple’s M3 Rumored Performance Scores Beat 12-Core M2 Max In Single-Core Test, Up To 12% Faster Than M2 Pro In Multi-Core

The M3 and A17 Bionic are expected to be Apple’s first 3nm chips, granting them incredible performance and efficiency-related properties. In both single-core and multi-core tests, the upcoming SoC that will seemingly power portable Macs is a force to be reckoned with, beating the M2 Pro and M2 Max in various categories.

M3 apparently slower than 12-core versions of the M2 Pro and M2 Max in multi-core test of Geekbench 6, likely due to fewer cores

The numbers shared by Vadim Yuryev on Twitter claim to belong to Geekbench 6, with the M3 obtaining a single-core score of 3,472 and multi-core result of 13,676. Assuming these results turn out to be real, the next-generation SoC will be a serious threat to the high-end 2023 MacBook Pro models, especially in the single-core results of the same benchmark. When we compared these numbers in the Geekbench 6 browser, we were astonished, especially given that the M3 is said to power the less expensive MacBook Air models.

Apple M3 chip performance estimate in Geekbench 6
Single-core: 3,472
Multi-core: 13,676

Let’s see how close I get when the chip actually comes. What are your thoughts and estimates?

— Vadim Yuryev (@VadimYuryev) March 28, 2023

Compared to the 12-core version of the M2 Max, the M3 is only 6 percent slower in the multi-core scores given below but 24 percent faster than the same silicon in the single-core results. Against the 10-core variant of the M2 Pro, the M3 is 12 percent faster in multi-core and maintains approximately the same lead against the chipset in single-core workloads. Yuryev did not share the CPU core count of the M3, but a previous report mentioned that it would have eight cores in total.

As you can see, the M3 beats the M2 Max running in the 2023 MacBook Pro in single-core results of the Geekbench 6

If that is the case, Apple has done exceptionally well with its cutting-edge chipset. Now we have to see how well the upcoming 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air can thermally control the M3, though given that it is said to be mass produced on TSMC’s efficient 3nm process, we should expect decent results. Then again, we should pull ourselves back to the realm of reality and remind readers that since Yuryev has not shown any Geekbench 6 screenshots, we cannot verify these numbers.

The M3 comfortably beats the M2 Pro in both single-core and multi-core tests of Geekbench 6

Also, the same person shared some performance numbers of a prototype version of the A17 Bionic, with the chip claiming to be 43 percent faster than the A16 Bionic in Geekbench 6’s multi-core results. The rumor was quickly debunked, labeling it as a fake. Now, Yuryev sharing some impressive numbers of the M3 require us to treat them with some responsibility, at least until we see commercial units displaying the same results.

With that being said, treat all these latest single-core and multi-core rumors with a pinch of salt, and we will be back with more updates for our readers. TSMC’s 3nm process is supposedly focused more on power savings, but we would still love to see a generation-to-generation performance leap compared to the competition.

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