Apple’s 12-Core Mac Pro Scores Big in Geekbench

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The performance of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) latest high-end desktop computer is even more impressive than originally known. According to the most recent Geekbench benchmarks for the new 12-core Mac Pro model, Apple’s Mac Pro has scored an impressive 32,912, reports CultofMac. Geekbench is a cross-platform processor benchmark suite designed by Primate Labs that uses various stress tests to determine a performance score for various computers.

A lower Geekbench score for the 12-core model appeared soon after Apple unveiled its radically redesigned Mac Pro at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. As noted by CultofMac, some commentators were disappointed that the earlier score was not much higher than the 2012 Mac Pro model’s score. However, the previous score was derived from a Mac Pro prototype using a 32-bit version of Geekbench.

The latest score was derived from a high-end 12-core chip model against a 64-bit Geekbench 3 run. According to Primate Labs, Geekbench 3 is the newest processor benchmark and uses “a new scoring system that separates single-core and multi-core performance, and new workloads that simulate real-world scenarios.” As pointed out by CultofMac, the latest 12-core Mac Pro score means that Apple’s new Mac Pro tops the latest MacBook Air’s performance by more than a factor of six.

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