The first M3 benchmark figures are showing up, which means it’s a good time to look at why (and how) Apple already won the processor wars.
Apple introduced the first three members of its M3 processor family this week: M3, M3 Pro, M3 Max. The M3 Ultra may show later if the company feels there is demand. We’ve also seen the first claimed Geekbench benchmarks for two of these chips:
- M3 chip: Single-core performance of 3,030 and multi-core performance of 11,694.
- M3 Max: Single-core performance of roughly 3,000 and multi-core performance of around 21,000.
Don’t jump in the lake
It is important to note that this degree of performance is being achieved in computers that use just 50 watts of power at peak performance, deliver 100% performance for up to 18 hours when using a battery, and barely get warm.