'early 2016' MacBook Retina 12-inch
versus iPad Pros
Posted April 27th, 2016 by rob-ART morgan, mad scientist
Our special order 'early 2016' MacBook Retina 12-inch arrived this morning in our test lab. And in response to your requests, we are comparing its performance to the 'potential laptop replacement': The iPad Pro.
GPU GRAPH LEGEND
MacBook 1.3 = 'early 2016' MacBook Retina 12 inch, 1.3GHz Core M7 processor, Intel HD Graphics 515 GPU, 512GB PCIe based flash storage, 8G of 1866MHz LPDDR3 memory
iPad Pro 12.9 = iPad Pro 12.9 inch, 2.25GHz A9X processor with M9 coprocessor, 12-core PowerVR Series 7XT GPU, 128GB flash storage, 4G of memory
iPad Pro 9.7 = iPad Pro 9.7 inch, 2.25GHz A9X processor with M9 coprocessor, 12-core PowerVR Series 7XT GPU, 256GB flash storage, 2G of memory
The OVERALL score is a combination of integer, floating-point, and memory performance. (HIGHEST Score = FASTEST)
It is a cross-platform intensive graphics performance analysis with game-like content, low-level tests measure specific graphics performance aspects (Driver Overhead 2, ALU 2, Tessellation, Texturing). Both Manhattan and T-Rex animations were run in 1080p Offscreen mode. (HIGHEST number in Frames per Second = FASTEST)
We didn't publish Flash Storage performance since we have yet to find an adequate test app for iOS that is comparable to what's available under OS X. Any suggestions?
Stay tuned for a shootout between the 1.3GHz 2016 MacBook and the other models of 2016 MacBook.
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