The First Benchmark Scores for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro With M1 Chip. And They’re Impressive.

MacBook Air M1 Benchmark

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.

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