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2021 M1 iPad Pro versus two previous iPad Pros

May 21, 2021, rob-ART morgan, mad scientist

We tested the 2021 M1 iPad Pro today. It is interesting to see how it compares to the two previous iPad Pros as well as the 2020 M1 MacBook Pro.


GRAPH LEGEND

M1 MacBook Pro = 13.3-inch 2020 M1 MacBook Pro, LED-backlit display with IPS technology and 500 nits brightness, Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU) with Neural Engine, 16GB unified memory, 1TB SSD storage
M1 iPad Pro 5th Gen = 12.9-inch mini-LED 2021 iPad Pro, Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion tech and 1600 nits peak brightness, M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU) with Neural Engine, 16GB memory, 1TB SSD storage
iPad Pro 4rd Gen = 12.9-inch LED 2020 iPad Pro, Liquid Retina display with ProMotion tech and 600 nits brightness, A12Z Bionic chip with Neural Engine, 6GB memory, 512GB SSD storage

iPad Pro 3rd Gen = 12.9-inch LED 2018 iPad Pro, Liquid Retina display with ProMotion tech and 600 nits brightness, A12X Bionic chip with Neural Engine, 4GB memory, 512GB SSD storage

Geekbench 5 - Multi-Core CPU
(HIGHER Score = FASTER)

2020 iPad Pro running Geekbench 5 Multi-Core CPU Test

Geekbench 5 - Metal GPU
(HIGHER Score = FASTER)

2020 iPad Pro running Geekbench 5 Metal GPU Test

3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
(HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)

2020 iPad Pro running 3DMark Wild Life Benchmark

GFXBench Metal Aztec High
1440p OffScreen. (HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)

2020 iPad Pro running GFXBench Metal Aztec Benchmark

Basemark Metal - Medium
Resolution 1920x1080 Windowed (HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)

2020 iPad Pro running Basemark GPU Test

 

WHAT DID WE LEARN?

The 2021 M1 iPad Pro is significantly faster than the 2018 and 2020 iPad Pros. It beats the 2020 M1 MacBook Pro in two tests, loses in two tests, and ties in one test.

Mahalo to Matt Johnston for running these tests on his 2020 iPad Pro 4th Gen.

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