M3 Macs: there’s more to performance than counting cores

I was yet again spectacularly wrong in speculating that we had another eight months to wait before Apple would release the first Macs with M3 chips. Another few days and the first will be upon us, and the fortunate few will start bragging or moaning about their performance. That has suddenly grown more complex: the number of each CPU core type has diversified with the M3 Pro in particular. This article looks at some of the factors involved in comparing CPU performance across Apple’s expanded range of M-series chips.

As Apple’s line-up of processors grows, it’s becoming harder to keep track of all the details. This article does a good job of highlighting some of the changes coming inside M3-based Macs.

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  1. 2023-11-03 6:19 pm