Apple this week unveiled the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, which are powered by Apple's Silicon M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Already an early benchmark showed that the M1 Max processor delivers twice the performance of the M1 chip, and now the Metal result in Geekbench 5 shows that the M1 Max delivers 181% more graphics performance than the GPUs installed in the previous 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Another benchmark test of the new MacBook Pro, recently uploaded to the Geekbench website, shows that the M1 Max chip GPU scored 68870 in the Geekbench 5 Metal test. According to the site, this result comes from the high-end version of the chip M1 Max with 64GB of RAM.
Compared to AMD Radeon Pro 5300M, which is the GPU installed in the base model of the previous 16-inch MacBook Pro with Intel processor, the M1 Max chip shows 181% faster graphics, as the AMD 5300M scores just 24461 in Geekbench 5. Even compared to the best GPU available for the previous model (which is the AMD Radeon Pro 5600M), the M1 Max still has 62% more powerful graphics.
This figure puts the new MacBook Pro with the M1 Max chip on par with the now-discontinued iMac Pro, whose model was equipped with the AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56 GPU.
While the M1 Pro chip is available with 14-core and 16-core GPUs, the M1 Max chip features a 32-core GPU with unified memory, which means it uses the same 32GB or 64GB of RAM for graphics. Apple notes that the memory bandwidth is up to 400GB/s. This, of course, makes the new MacBook Pro more than ideal for any graphics task.
Source: geekbench, 9to5mac
Illustrations: Apple Keynote