M1 Max MacBook Pro versus
2019 Mac Pro
October 28th, 2021, by rob-ART morgan, mad scientist
How does the performance of the 10-core M1 Max MacBook Pro compare to the 12-core 2019 Mac Pro?
Mac Pro 2019 = 2019 Mac Pro 3.3GHz 12-Core Xeon W CPU, Pro Vega II Duo GPU, and 96GB of 2933 MHz DDR4 memory
M1 Max MBP = M1 Max MacBook Pro 16" with 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 16-core neural engine, and 32GB of unified memory
Testing Note: both Macs were running MacOS Monterey version 12.0.1
BasemarkGPU - 2K Metal
Official Test at 2K resolution and Medium Content Quality. (HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)
BasemarkGPU - 4K Metal
Official Test at 4K resolution and High Content Quality. (HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)
Geekbench 5 - Metal
Metal GPU test. (HIGHER rating = FASTER)
GFXBench - Metal
Aztec High Tier OFFscreen. (HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)
DaVinci Resolve 17 - Metal
Playback the Pollen 4K project with Temporal NR set to Better Medium, Temporal Threshold set to 25 for Luma & Chroma and set to 50 for Motion and Blend. (HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)
TW: Warhammer II - Metal
Ran Skaven built-in benchmark at 3840x2160 High. (HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)
Shadow of Tomb Raider - Metal
Ran built-in benchmark at 3840x2160 High. (HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)
BrowserBench - Motion Mark
This benchmark puts browser graphics systems to the test. (HIGHER rating = FASTER)
BrowserBench - JetStream2
Geekbench 5 - Multi-Core CPU
(HIGHER rating = FASTER)
WHAT DID WE LEARN?
The M1 Max MacBook Pro beat the 2019 Mac Pro in 4 out of 10 tests we ran.
See PART TWO with 10 more tests.
One of our readers purchased the 14" M1 Pro and ran three of our graphics tests. It ran at half the speeds of the 16" M1 Max.
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