Year by year, Apple prides itself on the advances it has made in the development of chips that equip iPhones and iPads. And she’s right and has every right to do that, because the heels are really phenomenal.
Proof of this is in a comparison made by Bare Feats among the new iPads Pro (both 10.5 and 12.9 inch) and the new 13 ″ MacBook Pro – this configured “on the stem”, with a 3.5GHz Intel Core i7 processor (with Turbo Boost up to 4GHz), 16GB LPDDR3 RAM of 2,133MHz and 1TB of SSD. The machine costs US $ 2,900 out there, enough to buy three (!) IPads 10.5 ″ Wi-Fi with 512GB of capacity and still have a change.
THE Bare Feats also played in comparison the previous 13 ″ MacBook Pro (2016 model), with 3.1GHz Intel Core i7 processor, and the two previous Pro iPads (the 9.7 inch had been launched in 2016; 9 inches in 2015).
But finally, let’s go to the tests:
CPU in Geekbench 4
This is perhaps the “fairest” test of all, since we are talking about a MacBook Pro without a dedicated GPU (and rather the Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650). The laptop is still in front of the tablets, but not with such a loose margin; On test multi-core, then, the iPads touched cool.
Compute (Metal) in Geekbench 4
Here the iPad Pro already outperforms the MacBook Pro, especially considering that the gains of Apple chips in the graphics are much more significant than in processing. It would be interesting, of course, to include in this comparison a 15 ″ MacBook Pro with a dedicated GPU.
In this test, then, iPad Pro really gives a bath.
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This all shows that yes, chances are great that we will see Apple adopting its own processors on Macs in the not too distant future. Intel to take care …
Not to mention, of course, that along with the news that iOS 11 will bring, it is more than proven that the iPad Pro now has full capacity to replace PCs / Macs for many people.
via Laptop Mag