Apple Bets on Gaming with M3 Powered 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro

  • Apple fans rejoice- You finally get a Space Black color Mac.
  • New Dynamic Caching feature helps improve gaming performance on MacBook Pro.
  • The top of the line M3 MacBook Pro supports up to 128GB of unified memory.
macbook Pro Space Black model

Apple has finally pulled the wraps from the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro powered by M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chip. As rumoured, Apple has pulled the plug when it comes to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Apple has introduced a bold-looking Space Black color for the new Macs. Let us take a closer look at what and all the new MacBook Pro has to offer.

Display and Audio

The new MacBook Pro comes equipped with a Liquid Retina XDR display offering 20% better brightness. You also get a 1080p built-in camera for enhanced video calls and a six-speaker sound system. The display offers 1000 nits sustained brightness and a staggering 1600 nits peak brightness.

Under the hood- M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max

Apple surprised us with the Scary Fast event. The purpose of the event was to unveil the M3 chipsets. From what we have gathered, buyers are holding off buying M2-powered Macs and instead waiting for the M3. The decreasing sales forced Apple to announce M3 earlier than planned.

Appleā€™s M3 chip with class-leading 3-nanometer technology touts to offer unparalleled performance. The MacBook Pro has always been the best-performing laptop. Despite its computing prowess, Apple has always neglected the gaming aspect of the Mac. Not anymore, as the new Dynamic Caching GPU feature allocates a part of local memory to the GPU. The arrangement offers a temporary boost in GPU performance, which is perfect for graphic-laden games and apps. And to top it, the MacBook Pro offers up to 22 hours of battery backup.

14-inch MacBook Pro with M3

The base version is powered by M3 and is aimed at students, video editors and others with a less demanding workflow. Apple says the M3 is up to 60-percent faster than the M1 and can sustain peak performance over a longer period of time. Furthermore, the newly designed advanced thermal system is expected to increase efficiency.

The New MacBook Pro with M3 offers 7.4x better render performance in Final Cut Pro, 3.7x faster code compilation, and a significantly faster spreadsheet performance as well. Unfortunately, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is not available with M3 and is reserved for higher specced variants.

14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro With M3 Pro

The M3 Pro powered Mac can handle more complex workflows. It supports more unified memory and is 60% faster than the predecessor, i.e. 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro chip. The significant bump in performance makes filter and function performance in Adobe Photoshop 3x faster. Furthermore, advanced applications such as DNA sequencing in Oxford Nanopore is now 20x faster.

14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro With M3 Max

MacBook Pro with M3 Max is meant for the most demanding workflow. It is designed to handle intensive computing tasks with relative ease. The M3 Max MacBook Pro is up to 11x faster as opposed to Intel-powered models. Furthermore, it supports a whopping 128GB of unified memory, perfect for creators working on large projects and professionals such as machine learning programmers.

Talking numbers, the M3 Max variant is 5.5x times faster in simulation of dynamical systems. Meanwhile, render performance is 5.3x faster for Maxon Redshift 3D rendering software.

14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro Pricing and Availability

Space Grey was the closest shade one could get to black on the MacBook Pro. Apple has finally lent an ear to its loyal users and announced a Space Black colour. Apple says the colour is created with the help of a special anodisation seal that helps reduce fingerprints.

The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 starts at $1,599, while the MacBook Pro with M3 Pro starts at $1,999. The larger 16-inch MacBook Pro lineup starts at $2,299.

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