Introduced at Apple’s Spring Loaded event last month, the new iPad Pro with an M1 processor appeared in a performance test.
The first comparison results revealed that the next generation of iPads has already surpassed computer performance.
New iPad Pro surpasses MacBook Pro with i9 processor
The first comparison results of the new iPad Pro with the M1 chip show that it is 50 percent faster than the previous generation iPad Pro. Based on the Geekbench 5 result for the fifth-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, we can say that the device achieved average single-core and multi-core scores of 1,718 and 7,284, respectively.
Compared to the previous generation, the fourth-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro with A12Z chip has average single-core and multi-core scores of 1,121 and 4,656, respectively, which means the M1 iPad Pro is about 56 percent faster.
It’s worth noting that the third-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the A12X chip has a multi-core score of 4,809, but that still doesn’t change the fact that the M1 iPad Pro is 51 percent faster. According to Apple’s marketing strategy, the M1 iPad Pro was up to 50 percent faster than the previous generation.
The comparison results reveal that the M1 iPad Pro has almost the same performance as the M1 Macs released last fall. The M1 MacBook Air, for example, has average single-core and multi-core scores of 1,701 and 7,378, respectively. It means the M1 iPad Pro is faster than the 16-inch MacBook Pro with an Intel Core i9 processor with average single-core and multi-core scores of 1,091 and 6,845, respectively.
Geekbench 5 multi-core results:
- M1 MacBook Air: 7,378
- M1 iPad Pro: 7,284
- Intel Core i9 16-inch MacBook Pro: 6,845
- A12Z iPad Pro: 4,656
As for graphics performance, the M1 iPad Pro currently has an average Metal score of 20,578. This score is up to 71 percent faster than the previous generation iPad Pro with an A12Z chip and roughly equals the graphics performance of M1 Macs.