Apple iMac Pro 27" 14-Core Vega 56 (2017)
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Apple MacBook Air 13" M1 8-GPU (2020)

Product comparison with benchmarks

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Device Information

Space Grey Colours Gold, Silver, Space Grey
6,599 $ Price from 1,249 $
Q4/2017 Release date Q4/2020

Processor

Intel Xeon W-2170B Name Apple M1
Intel Manufacturer Apple
14 / 28 Cores / Threads 8 / 8
2.50 (4.30) GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
14 nm Structure 5 nm
Cascade Lake SP Architecture M1 (Firestorm / Icestorm)
Q3/2017 Release date Q4/2020

Memory

32 - 256 GB Memory Size 8 - 16 GB
DDR4 2666 Memory Type LPDDR4X 4266
-- Memory Bandwith 68.2 GB/s
Yes Upgradeable? No

Graphic card

AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56 Name Apple M1 - 8 GPU Cores
Dedicated Type Internal
1.14 (1.25) GHz Frequency 1.30 GHz
8.00 GB Memory Size 8.00 GB
HBM2 Memory Type LPDDR4X
14 nm Structure 5 nm
Q3/2017 Release date Q4/2020

Screen

27.0 inch Size 13.3 inch
5120 x 2880 @ 60 Hz (218 ppi) Resolution 2560 x 1600 (227 ppi)
16:9 Ratio 16:10
IPS Technology IPS
500 nits Brightness 400 nits
Yes HDR support Yes
No Always On Display No
5120 x 2880 @ 60 Hz 1. external display 6016 x 3384 @ 60 Hz
5120 x 2880 @ 60 Hz 2. external display --

Storage

1,024 - 4,096 GB Size 256 - 2,048 GB
SSD Type SSD
PCIe Interface PCIe
Yes Upgradeable? No
-- 2. drive --
SDXC Card reader --

Battery

-- Type Lithium-Polymer
-- Capacity 49.00 Wh
-- Battery life 18.00 h
-- Charging USB-C @ 30 W

Network

802.11ac Wireless LAN 802.11ax (WLAN 6)
10 Gbit LAN --
Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
-- Cellular --

Camera

2.1 MP, 1080p Front camera 0.9 MP, 720p
-- Back camera 1 --
-- Back camera 2 --
-- Back camera 3 --

Ports

-- HDMI --
-- DVI --
-- DistplayPort --
4x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2) Thunderbolt 2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2)
4x USB 3.0 USB --
4x (Thunderbolt 3) USB-C 2x (Thunderbolt / USB 4.0)
-- Lightning --
1x Nbase?T Ethernet Other --

Dimensions / Housing

516 mm Height 16 mm
650 mm Width 304 mm
203 mm Depth 212 mm
9,700 g Weight 1,290 g
-- Housing Material --
-- Glas Type --
-- IP Protection Class --

Additional data

Q4/2017 Release date Q4/2020
6,599 $ Price from 1,249 $
Space Grey Colours Gold, Silver, Space Grey
-- Security features TouchID

Benchmark results

Cinebench R23 - Single Core

Cinebench R23 is the latest version of Maxon's render benchmark. It is based on the Cinema 4D application, which is used to generate 3D shapes. We use the single-core as well as the multi-core test.




Cinebench R23 - Multi Core

Cinebench R23 is the latest version of Maxon's render benchmark. It is based on the Cinema 4D application, which is used to generate 3D shapes. We use the single-core as well as the multi-core test.




Geekbench 5 - Single Core

Geekbench 5 is a multi-system benchmark and measures the performance of a computer. Geekbench version 5 contains new test fields such as augmented reality applications and calculations for machine learning.




Geekbench 5 - Multi Core

Geekbench 5 is a multi-system benchmark and measures the performance of a computer. Geekbench version 5 contains new test fields such as augmented reality applications and calculations for machine learning.




FP32 Performance (Single-precision TFLOPS) - FP32 (TFLOPS)

The theoretical computing power of the graphics card with single precision (32 bit) in TFLOPS. TFLOPS indicates how many trillion FP32 floating point operations the graphics card (GPU) can perform per second. The larger this number, the faster the graphics card is.




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