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BARE FEATS LAB - real world Mac speed tests

M1 Pro vs M1 Max

November 4th, 2021, by rob-ART morgan, mad scientist

How does the M1 Pro compare to the M1 Max?

GRAPH LEGEND

M1 Max MBP 16" = M1 Max MacBook Pro 16" with 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 16-core neural engine, and 32GB of unified memory
M1 Pro MBP 14" = M1 Pro MacBook Pro 14" with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16-core neural engine, and 16GB of unified memory

BasemarkGPU - 4K Metal
Official Test at 4K resolution and High Content Quality. (HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

Geekbench 5 - Metal
Metal GPU test. (HIGHER rating = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

GFXBench - Metal
Aztec High Tier OFFscreen. (HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

LuxMark 3.1
GPU Render of Hotel image (HIGHER samples/second = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

TW: Warhammer II - Metal
Ran Skaven built-in benchmark at 3840x2160 High. (HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

Shadow of Tomb Raider - Metal
Ran built-in benchmark at 3840x2160 High. (HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

DaVinci Resolve 17 - Metal
Playback the Candle 2K project with Spatial NR set to Faster Large, Spatial Threshold set to 100 for Luma & Chroma and set to 50 for Blend. (HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

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)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

RedShift
GPU-accelerated bias renderer. (LOWER Time in Seconds = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

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

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

BrowserBench - Motion Mark
This benchmark puts browser graphics systems to the test. (HIGHER rating = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

BrowserBench - JetStream2
This is a JavaScript and WebAssembly benchmark suite focused on advanced web applications. (HIGHER rating = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

Adobe Lightroom Classic
Enhancement of 12 images. (LOWER time in Seconds = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

Adobe Lightroom Classic
Export 100 images. (LOWER time in Seconds = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro
Export of seven 720x576 R3D images. (LOWER time in Seconds = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

Adobe After Effects
Render of TestComp. (LOWER time in Seconds = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

Cinebench 23
Multi-core CPU render. (HIGHER rating = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

Photozoom Pro 8
400% upscale of image. (HIGHER rating = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

Blackmagic Raw Speed Test
Measure GPU 8K Metal speed. (HIGHER FPS = FASTER)

M1 Max versus 2019 Mac Pro

 

WHAT DID WE LEARN?

The M1 Max MacBook Pro beat the M1 Pro MacBook Pro in all but 2 tests. In nine tests, the M1 Max smoked the M1 Pro.

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