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Benchmarks match performance of Mac Pro to iMac Pro

The first unboxings and tests with the brand new Mac pro started appearing on the web last week when some influential users could get their hands on workstation. But when compared to other Ma machines, how does the “most powerful Mac so far” come out?

To answer that, fortunately some results from benchmarks of Geekbench 5 are available and they are not amazing. Based on scores single-core available, the new Mac Pro's 8, 12, and 16-core processors offer Similar performance to iMac Pro, launched over two years ago.

Comparison of geekbench result

As you can see, the basic Mac Pro (with eight-core Xeon W chip) achieved 1,002 points in the single core test. and about 7,606 in the meanmulti-core; both scores were outperformed by the iMac Pro also equipped with an eight core Xeon W chip which achieved 1,075 points in the single core test and 8,120 in the multi-core.

Of course, the better the configuration, the greater the firepower of the machine; Still, that strength wasn't enough to put Mac Pro at the top of the Geekbench list. In this sense, the 12-core Mac Pro scored 1,090 points in the single core test and 11,599 points in the multi-core; Already the 16-core version reached 1,104 and 14,285 points, respectively.

The comparison between the iMac Pro and the new Mac Pro was made due to the similarity of the processor that equips the two machines but they are obviously not the same. According to the Tweetbot developer, Paul Haddad, the difference between the two processors that Apple has opted for a cheaper version of the Xeon W (W-3223) on Mac Pro instead of using the higher performance model (W-3225) as this would affect its final price which a bit controversial considering that the incoming Mac Pro is already expensive.

12/16 core Mac Pros have reasonable performance for this CPU class; Ryzen chips in the same class are a little faster, but probably not so remarkable. Ryzen chips cost about 1/3 of the price, and that is quite remarkable. The reason why the 8-core iMac Pro is faster than Mac Pro because Apple chose to put in the cheaper W-3223 CPU, instead of using the W-3225, faster. Of course, if they had done so, it would be difficult to charge the extra $ 1,000 to upgrade to 12 cores.

However, it is possible to push the bar a little further and compare the results of the benchmark with other company computers; In this case, the Mac Pro is overshadowed by the latest iMac models for single core test performance (including the desktop entry version with an eight-core processor).

Numbers depart, the fact that the Mac Pro was made, as well publicized by Apple and recognized by iFixit, for expansion. Therefore, the upgradeability and expandability of the new workstation should not be overlooked as demonstrated by the YouTuber and technology guru Jonathan Morrison in the following video:

With the Afterburner graphics card (optional), Mac Pro can “relax” in a heavy editing job that involved running nine tracks in 4K (note: on ProRes 4444) simultaneously.

As Morrison pointed out, Afterburner handled most of the hard work, without actually demanding much from the Mac Pro CPU. Later, he added a moduleMPX with the Radeon ProVega II graphics card. The result? The Mac Pro played 16 clips in top quality all without seeming to have a plane taking off on its side.

As debated in a conversation between some tech giants including Morrison, Mark gurman gives Bloomberg it's the YouTuber Marques Brownlee I really need to go a little beyond benchmarks To talk about the potential of the new Mac Pro and understand that it depends on several factors (although there is a lot of money involved in any of these scenarios). May more tests come!

via MacRumors | image: Tech News Daily