M2 13-Inch MacBook Pro is Faster than Mac Pro Base Model [Benchmarks]

Leaked benchmarks from yesterday confirmed that the M2 chip in Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro is nearly 20% faster than the M1 processor, and today, it has been discovered that this 13-inch MacBook Pro is even faster than the base model Mac Pro (via MacRumors).

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In a recent Geekbench 5 benchmark, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro achieved a multi-core score of 8,928, while the standard Mac Pro configuration with an 8‑core Intel Xeon W processor, which also costs $5,000 more, has an average multi-core score of 8,027.

Based on these scores, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro has up to 11% faster multi-core performance than the base model Mac Pro.

Given the Mac Pro has other benefits like expandability, configurable GPU options, larger built-in SSD storage capacity options, and much larger RAM options, this certainly isn’t an apples-to-apples comparison, but the benchmarks are nevertheless a testament to the impressive performance of Apple silicon chips in more affordable Macs.

Apple’s new M2 13-inch MacBook Pro will be available to order starting this Friday, with in-store availability beginning June 24.