On October 30th, during Apple’s ‘Scary Fast’ event, Apple announced their M3 family of chips. Now that it’s been a few days, the first results of the M3’s Geekbench benchmarks are in. The M3 Chip features an 8-core CPU, accompanied by a 10-core GPU, with support for up to 24 GB of unified memory, while the M3 Max features a 16-core CPU, accompanied by a 40-core GPU, with support for up to 128 GB of unified memory.
While the device the benchmarks were run on is not yet known, early results show that Apple has mostly kept its promise of the M3 being up to 20% faster than the M2 chip.
- M3 (Multi-core) – Around 11,700
- M2 (Multi-core) – Around 9,900
- % Change – 18.1%
- M3 Max (Multi-core) – Around 20,700
- M2 Max (Multi-core) – Around 14,700
- % Change – 40.8%
As of writing, there are no known Geekbench results for the M3 Pro. We’ll most likely see the first results from those chips after the delivery date, which is set for as early as next week for the M3 and M3 Pro, and Early to mid-November for the M3 Max. You can order all models of the new MacBook Pro and iMac today.