Apple MacBook Air 13" M1 8-GPU (2020)
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Apple MacBook Pro 14" M1 Pro 10-GPU 14-GPU (2021)

Product comparison with benchmarks

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Device Information

Gold, Silver, Space Grey Colours Silver, Space Grey
1,249 $ Price from 2,199 $
Q4/2020 Release date Q4/2021

Processor

Apple M1 Name Apple M1 Pro (10 Core)
Apple Manufacturer Apple
8 / 8 Cores / Threads 10 / 10
3.20 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
5 nm Structure 5 nm
M1 (Firestorm / Icestorm) Architecture M1 (8x Firestorm / 2x Icestorm)
Q4/2020 Release date Q3/2021

Memory

8 - 16 GB Memory Size 16 - 32 GB
LPDDR4X 4266 Memory Type LPDDR5 6400
68.2 GB/s Memory Bandwith 204.8 GB/s
No Upgradeable? No

Graphic card

Apple M1 - 8 GPU Cores Name Apple M1 Pro - 14 GPU Cores
Internal Type Internal
1.30 GHz Frequency 1.30 GHz
8.00 GB Memory Size 32.00 GB
LPDDR4X Memory Type LPDDR5
5 nm Structure 5 nm
Q4/2020 Release date Q3/2021

Screen

13.3 inch Size 14.2 inch
2560 x 1600 (227 ppi) Resolution 3024 x 1964 @ 120 Hz (254 ppi)
16:10 Ratio --
IPS Technology IPS
400 nits Brightness 1000 nits
Yes HDR support Yes
No Always On Display No
6016 x 3384 @ 60 Hz 1. external display 6016 x 3384 @ 60 Hz
-- 2. external display 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz

Storage

256 - 2,048 GB Size 512 - 8,192 GB
SSD Type SSD
PCIe Interface PCIe
No Upgradeable? No
-- 2. drive --
-- Card reader SDXC

Battery

Lithium-Polymer Type Lithium-Polymer
49.00 Wh Capacity 70.00 Wh
18.00 h Battery life 17.00 h
USB-C @ 30 W Charging MagSafe 3 @ 96 W

Network

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

Camera

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

Ports

-- HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0
-- DVI --
-- DistplayPort --
2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2) Thunderbolt 3x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4, DisplayPort, USB 4.0)
-- USB --
2x (Thunderbolt / USB 4.0) USB-C 3x (Thunderbolt 4 / USB 4.0)
-- Lightning --
-- Other --

Dimensions / Housing

16 mm Height 16 mm
304 mm Width 313 mm
212 mm Depth 221 mm
1,290 g Weight 1,600 g
-- Housing Material --
-- Glas Type --
-- IP Protection Class --

Additional data

Q4/2020 Release date Q4/2021
1,249 $ Price from 2,199 $
Gold, Silver, Space Grey Colours Silver, Space Grey
TouchID 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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