Apple’s 12-Core Mac Pro Shows Performance Boost in Benchmarks
New Geekbench benchmark scores for Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) latest 12-core Mac Pro model have emerged online, reports MacRumors. 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.
Although a Geekbench score for the 12-core model appeared soon after Apple unveiled its radically redesigned Mac Pro at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, MacRumors noted that the previous score was derived from a Geekbench 2 test and so was not comparable to the other 8-core and 6-core Mac Pro benchmarks derived under Geekbench 3. As noted by Primate Labs, Geekbench 3 is the latest processor benchmark and uses “a new scoring system that separates single-core and multi-core performance, and new workloads that simulate real-world scenarios.”
According to MacRumors, there are three new sets of Geekbench results for the 12-core Mac Pro. Two results are from test runs in the 32-bit mode and the other result was derived from a 64-bit Geekbench 3 run. The average single-core performance score for the 32-bit tests was 2,909. Although the Mac Pro featured a high-end 12-core chip, its single-core performance score was actually lower than the single-core results from other Mac Pro models because the 12-core chip has a lower maximum clock speed.