Apple’s M4 Is Up To 45 Percent Faster Than The M2, 25 Percent Faster Than The M3 In New Multi-Core Leak; Beats Snapdragon X Elite, M3 Pro Too

An early look at the M4’s performance did not deliver the best positive first impression because we believed that Apple lowered the clock speeds to achieve better efficiency. However, we are pleasantly surprised by the latest results, as Apple’s new SoC powering the 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models runs circles around the M2, handily beats M3, and zips past the M3 Pro and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite, which are two chipsets occupying a higher performance bracket. Let us look at the latest scores and see what impressed us so much.

New Geekbench 6 results also reveal that Apple M4’s performance cores are operating at a significantly higher 4.40GHz frequency

It is mind-blowing that the M4 attained excellent results while powering tablets that measure just 5.3mm and 5.1mm in thickness. Regardless, in the Geekbench 6 single-core and multi-core scores, the latest Apple Silicon obtains 3,767 and 14,677 points. In the single-core department, the company continues to remain undefeated and undisputed, with no other consumer processor or chipset able to compete with the M4 in this category.

The iPad Pro version tested using Geekbench 6 features the designation iPad16,6 and sports 16GB of unified RAM. The SoC’s performance cores run at 4.40GHz, which would explain how the M4 achieved the new single-core record. Compared to the M3, YouTuber @VadimYuryev shared on X that the M4 is 22 percent faster in single-core and 25 percent ahead of its predecessor, with Dame Tech sharing on the same micro-blogging social network that against the M2, the M4 is 45 percent faster in multi-core performance.

What caught us by surprise is that Apple’s M3 Pro with an 11-core CPU is slower than the iPad Pro chipset, with the retail version of the Snapdragon X Elite also seemingly unable to beat its newest rival in both single-core and multi-core runs. Bear in mind that the figures you see right now belong to the 10-core version of the M4, which has four performance and six efficiency cores.

Unfortunately, to get this version, potential buyers have to skip the 256GB and 512GB versions of the iPad Pro, as Apple is pretty much forcing customers to spend a premium to get the 1TB and 2TB flavors to experience those multi-core performance gains. It will be interesting to see how well the 9-core CPU version of the M4 does in upcoming leaks, but for now, enjoy these scores and let us know what you think.

News Source: Geekbench 6

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