Select a test, time it, and compare the result with those from other systems. Choose whether to use a synthetic or application benchmark, and don’t forget your confirmation bias.
Which is faster, a MacBook Pro 16-inch with an M1 Pro, or a Mac Studio with an M1 Max? Tests cover P and E cores, Neural Engine, SSD and more.
The E cores on the original M1 and M1 Pro chips appear to be managed quite differently, with respect to the performance of background processes at low QoS.
Obtaining estimates for individual P and E core performance of processes run mainly in an ALU and those using floating-point and SIMD gives further insight and confirms the cores haven’t changed from M1 to M1 Pro.
How does macOS load processes onto the cores in M1 series processors? Are its policies similar between the original M1 and the M1 Pro?
Geekbench 5 scores for the M1 Pro are around 2800 single- and 12500 multi-core. Do they represent maximum performance, though?
How to connect your M1 Mac in Target Disk mode, avoiding an endless restart loop, and how fast to expect it to perform. Plus more on benchmarks.
Is the new Mac mini the best-performing for its cost? Does the new iPad Pro rival better desktop systems in benchmarks? Let’s look at those figures more carefully.