The primary Geekbench 6 benchmarks for a MacBook Professional with an M3 processor have began to look within the Geekbench 6 database. What they present is a processor whose larger CPU efficiency is due virtually completely to an elevated clock velocity in comparison with the M2.
The efficiency good points are roughly in keeping with Apple’s advertising and marketing (which centered primarily on comparisons with the M1), however they appear to recommend that the core CPU designs alone aren’t notably thrilling. This is a fast abstract of the outcomes.
MacBook Professional with M2
Clock velocity: 3.49GHz
single core: 2587
MacBook Professional with M3
Clock velocity: 4.05 GHz
single core: 3030
The M3 has a most clock velocity that’s 16 % larger than the M2. Single-core CPU efficiency rating is about 17 % larger, and multi-core efficiency is about 21 % larger. These are comparable good points for the M2 over the M1, which noticed a modest improve in clock velocity (3.5GHz in comparison with 3.2GHz).
The only-core CPU rating, which is outlined by one of many high-performance cores, seems to be due virtually completely to clock velocity will increase somewhat than architectural enhancements to the efficiency core design. When all of the cores are at work, the effectivity cores, which Apple describes as 30 % quicker than the M2, deliver the outcome to a really modest 5 % enchancment over the rise in uncooked clock velocity.
In fact, the M3 is greater than only a higher CPU. The largest adjustments, by Apple’s admission, are within the graphics processing unit (GPU) which brings new efficiency and effectivity. And with solely 16 months because the M2 was launched and fewer than a yr because the M2 Professional and M2 Max, 15-20 % enhancements are fairly affordable. We’ll have a greater image of the real-world good points on the GPU facet after we get our fingers on the primary M3 Macs.
At the least in relation to CPU efficiency, the M3 owes most of its efficiency good points to TSMC’s 3nm course of and the upper clock speeds it provides in the identical general energy profile.