2021 iPad Pro runs blazing fast in early benchmark tests

2021 iPad Pro with M1 processor
The M1 processor in the 2021 iPad Pro has the tablet running a fast as a Mac.
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The first iPad Pro with an M-series processor is apparently going to be as fast as many had hoped. Benchmark tests for the upcoming tablet show that it’s almost as speedy as the Macs released in late 2020.

That makes it more than 50% faster than the iPad Pro Apple introduced in 2020.

2021 iPad Pro is easily the fastest ever

Four sets of Geekbench 5 benchmark scores for the upcoming tablet appeared on Primate Labs’ website. They show that the multi-core score for the device is about 7280, and the single-core score is roughly 1720.

That’s just a tiny bit behind the late-2020 versions of the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini. These have multi-core scores between 7360 and 7410. Their single-core scores are actually a touch slower, between 1701 and 1710.

And the fourth-generation iPad Pro has Geekbench 5 scores of 4656 on the dual-core test and 1121 on single-core.

The benchmark tests were done early on May 11. The 2021 iPad Pro isn’t scheduled to reach consumers until May 21, but it’s possible lucky reviewers have the device already.

Please, get technical with me

It’s not surprising that the fifth-gen iPad Pro unveiled in min-April is as fast the latest Mac as Apple’s upcoming tablet uses the same processor as the late-2020 MacBooks and Mac mini.

The iPad has an 8-core M1 processor running at 3.2 GHz. That’s the same specs as the one in Apple’s Macs.

And the unit under study in these Geekbench 5 has 16GB of RAM. That’s the maximum available RAM for the 2021 iPad Pro. The base unit has 8GB.

Via: MacRumors

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