The initial Geekbench results for the M3 Max position the 16-inch MacBook Pro alongside the Apple Silicon Mac Pro in terms of performance.
While the 16-inch MacBook Pro featuring M3 Max won’t be available to customers until mid-November, benchmarks have already been conducted. The preliminary findings demonstrate exceptional performance within Apple’s M3 family.
The Geekbench score for M3 Max surfaced late on Wednesday, categorized under the identifier Mac15,3, which corresponds to the 16-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Max.
The single-core score for the M3 Max is 2,971, with a multi-core score of 20,785. To provide context, the M2 Ultra in Mac Studio achieved a single-core score of 2,692 and a multi-core score of 21,231.
For the standard M3, the scores were 3,030 for single-core and 11,694 for multi-core.
Geekbench and similar benchmarking tools offer scores as a simple reference for comparing performance metrics. Scores may vary slightly between runs and different hardware configurations due to factors like environmental conditions, temperature, battery life, background tasks, and more.
It’s important to note that Geekbench cannot address specific hardware systems such as the Media Engine, hardware ray tracing support, dynamic caching, or accelerated mesh mapping. A more comprehensive understanding of the M3 Max’s performance will emerge through extensive real-world testing once it reaches the hands of customers.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Max starts at $3,199, and the 16-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Max starts at $3,499. Shipping estimates indicate a delivery date on or after November 13.