All-New Apple MacBook Pro with M1 Pro & Max
Until now Apple MacBook Pro was not a good investment compared to MacBook Air since their performance was not significantly different. But now Apple wants to bring the power to their Pro version and we will see if they are worth it.
The main difference from their previous version of MacBook Pro is CPU. Apple introduced upgraded M1 chip to M1 Pro and M1 Max. M1 chip was octa-core (8-core) and the new M1 Pro and Max are deca-core (10-core). It allows up to 3.7 times faster performance than a regular M1 processor and up to 21 hours of battery life.
And here are details of the new M1 Pro and Max from Apple.
M1 Pro and M1 Max scale the amazing M1 architecture to new heights — and for the first time, they bring a system on a chip (SoC) architecture to a pro notebook. Both have more CPU cores, more GPU cores, and more unified memory than M1. Along with a powerful Neural Engine for supercharged machine learning and upgraded media engines with ProRes support, M1 Pro and M1 Max allow pros to do things they never could before.
A whole new power structure.
The new MacBook Pro is the first to put a system on a chip (SoC) into a pro notebook. Other pro systems use power-hungry CPUs, discrete GPUs, and multiple chips, each working separately. M1 Pro and M1 Max combine the CPU, GPU, I/O, and Neural Engine in a single SoC with unified memory. As a result, M1 Pro and M1 Max not only crush intensive workflows that were once impossible on a notebook — they also provide incredible battery life.
Connected at the chip. Other pro notebooks need to copy data back and forth over a slower interface. Not the new MacBook Pro. Its CPU and GPU share a single pool of unified memory. That means every part of the chip connects to data and memory without needing to copy it, so everything you do is faster and more efficient.
Up to 32GB unified memory / Up to 200GB/s memory bandwidth
Up to 64GB unified memory / Up to 400GB/s memory bandwidth
M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs each leverage up to eight high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores to deliver faster processing at a tenth of the power. Their GPUs have access to lower-latency data with vastly improved power efficiency for unmatched performance per watt.
Up to 10-core CPU / Up to 16-core GPU / 16-core Neural Engine
10-core CPU / Up to 32-core GPU / 16-core Neural Engine
Incredible performance. Unrivaled efficiency.
CPU Performance vs. Power
At their peak, M1 Pro and M1 Max deliver 1.7 times more performance than the latest 8-core PC laptop chip in the same power envelope. And they match the highest performance levels of the PC chip at 70 percent less power.
1.7X more performance / 70% less power
M1 Pro GPU Performance vs. Power
M1 Pro consumes 70 percent less power at its peak than a PC laptop with a discrete GPU.