The first benchmark scores for Apple devices containing the M1 chips are emerging. The initial results seem to be impressive, with the new device outperforming its Intel-based predecessors.
New Devices With M1 Chip Outperform High-End Intel 16-inch MacBook Pros
According to data uploaded to Geekbench, the M1 chip in a MacBook Air with 8GB RAM received a single-core score of 1687 and a multi-core score of 7433. The benchmark gives the M1 a 3.2GHz base frequency. It is outperforming 16-inch MacBook Pro models when it comes to raw CPU benchmarks (although that device may offer better performance in other areas. Ultimately, the single-core performance of a 13-inch MacBook Air with an M1 chip beats all the other available Macs. Furthermore, MacRumors noted:
When compared to existing devices, the M1 chip in the MacBook Air outperforms all iOS devices.
Meanwhile, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 chip and 16GB RAM that has a single-core score of 1714. It has a multi-core score of 6802. It also has a 3.2GHz base frequency. At the time of this writing, there were no benchmark scores for the Mac mini with an M1 chip.