December 8, 2022

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip beats the base Mac Pro despite costing less than $5,000

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip beats the base Mac Pro despite costing less than $5,000

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip appears to be faster than the base model Mac Pro in benchmarks, although it costs about $5,000 less.


in Geekbench 5 result shown Shown on Wednesday, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro scored a multi-core score of 8928, while the standard Mac Pro configuration with an eight-core Intel Xeon W processor has a multi-core average of 8027 on Geekbench 5. These results suggest that the device The new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which starts at $1,299, has up to 11% faster multi-core performance than the base Mac Pro model for $5,999.

High-end Mac Pro configurations can still outperform the M2 chip, like the 12-core model, but at $6999 and up.

Since the Mac Pro has other advantages like expandability, configurable GPU options, more SSD storage options, and much more RAM options, this is certainly not an apple-to-apple comparison, but the benchmarks nonetheless are a testament to the amazing performance of Apple’s silicon chips in hardware devices. Affordable Mac.

sample of Average Geekbench 5 Multicore Score For different Macs:

  • Mac Studio with M1 Ultra: 23366
  • Mac Pro with 28 cores Intel Xeon W: 20,029
  • 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Max: 12162 to 12219
  • Mac Pro with 12-core Intel Xeon W processor: 11919
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2: 8928 (based on one score)
  • Mac Pro with eight-core Intel Xeon W processor: 8027
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with M1: 7,395 to 7,420

The high-end Mac Pro and Mac mini are the only Intel-based Macs left in Apple’s lineup. During the March event, Apple teased that a New Mac Pro powered by Apple Silicon is comingwith an announcement widely expected by the end of this year.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will be available to order worldwide Starting on Friday, with deliveries to customers and in-store availability starting June 24. Apple will also launch a redesigned MacBook Air with the M2 chip in July that should also outpace the base model Mac Pro with a starting price of just under $1,199.