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M1 MacBook Pro vs iMac Pro

January 15th, 2021 by rob-ART morgan, mad scientist

How does the Apple M1 MacBook Pro compare to the 8-core iMac Pro?


GRAPH LEGEND

iMac Pro = 2017 iMac Pro, 8-core 3.2GHz Xeon W CPU, 32GB RAM, Pro Vega 64 GPU, macOS Catalina
M1 MacBook Pro = 2020 Apple M1 MacBook Pro 13-inch, 8-Core CPU, 16GB RAM, 8-core GPU, macOS Big Sur

Final Cut Pro X (Universal)
Convert BruceX to ProRes 4444 XQ. (LOWER time in Seconds = FASTER)

M1 MacBook Pro

Compressor (Universal)
Convert BruceX to HEVC 10-bit. (LOWER time in Seconds = FASTER)

M1 MacBook Pro

Motion (Universal)
Preview 600 frame KT Project. (LOWER time in Seconds = FASTER)

M1 MacBook Pro

After Effects (Intel, Rosetta)
Render Sample Project. (LOWER time in Seconds = FASTER)

M1 MacBook Pro

Lightroom Classic (Intel, Rosetta)
Enhance 12 Images. (LOWER time in Seconds = FASTER)

M1 MacBook Pro

Lightroom Classic (Intel, Rosetta)
Export 100 Images and Full-Sized JPEG. (
LOWER time in Seconds = FASTER)

M1 MacBook Pro

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

M1 MacBook Pro

Warhammer II (Intel, Rosetta)
Ran Skaven built-in benchmark. (HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)

M1 MacBook Pro

X-Plane 11 (Intel, Rosetta)
Playback 2 minute flight. (HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)

M1 MacBook Pro

WHAT DID WE LEARN?

The 8-core iMac Pro is faster than the M1 MacBook Pro in six out of nine tests.

The "Universal" and "Intel, Rosetta" notation indicates the state of the apps running in the M1 MacBook Pro.

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