First Apple M1 MacBook Pro Cinebench and Geekbench Scores Impress

Twitter user @mnloona48_ in Auckland, New Zealand, received one of the first M1 MacBook Pro units today and shared some Geekbench and Cinebench benchmark scores (via MacRumors).

The system here is a 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. Check out the scores below…


M1 macbook pro geekbench

  • Single-Core: 1745
  • Multi-Core: 7308

The Single-Core score of 1745 makes this M1 MacBook Pro the fastest Mac ever, as it just edges out a current M1 Mac mini at 1741.

The Multi-Core score of 7308 puts this M1 MacBook Pro just below a late 2017 iMac Pro with Intel Xeon W-2140B @ 3.2 GHz (8 cores).

Geekbench is showing an M1 Mac mini with a higher multi-core score of 7643.


Cinebench m1 macbook pro 2

  • Single-Core: 1498
  • Multi-Core: 7508

The M1 MacBook Pro scored 1498 in single-core, making it pretty much the second-fastest CPU, just below an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7.

Cinebench m1 macbook pro

In the multi-score result of 7508, the M1 MacBook Pro scores in 7th place, below an Intel Xeon CPU E5-2697 v2, and higher than all 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processors. Plugged in to power, scores were 7566 and 1493 for multi-core and single-core respectively.

According to @mnloona48_, the user says “battery life is not as great as what they’ve told us in the [Apple] event.”

The first M1 13-inch MacBook Pro computers are set to arrive this week for customers, alongside the M1 13-inch MacBook Air and M1 Mac mini.