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SHOOTOUT:
'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

Geekbench 3
The OVERALL score is a combination of integer, floating-point, and memory performance. (HIGHEST Score = FASTEST)

GFXBench Metal
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)

JetStream
This is a JavaScript benchmark suite focused on the most advanced web applications. For more information, read the in-depth analysis.
(HIGHEST Score = FASTEST)

ANALYSIS
The 2016 Retina Macbook 12 inch dominates the iPad Pro in Multi-Core CPU and Javascript performance. However the iPad Pro wins on Metal Graphics and Single-Core CPU performance.

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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