The M1 is displaying astonishing competence in early benchmarks. Here is the key info:
- Faster than MacBook Pro 16 with i9 CPU in both multicore and single core Geekbench scores
- Faster than base-spec Mac Pro 2019 (8 core Intel Xeon W 3.5Ghz) in single core benchmark and almost level in multicore score
- This applies equally to MacBook Air with fanless minimum spec M1 configuration as it does the new MacBook Pro 13″ and Mac Mini with M1 CPU
Apple’s silicon even maintains a single-core lead on the MacBook Pro 16″ through Rosetta 2 with non-native apps!