New iPad Pro Beats XPS 13, MacBook Pro in Leaked Benchmarks

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The A12X Bionic chip, Apple's latest proprietary processor, isn't just really fast, it's a laptop-beater.

Newly leaked performance benchmark numbers from the iPad Pro top the scores from Core i7-powered laptops from both Apple and Dell.

Benchmarks Show New iPad Pro Faster than Core i7 MacBook Pro, XPS 13Results automatically uploaded to Geekbench.com show the iPad8,8, which is reportedly an iPad Pro with 1TB of storage, which supposedly has 6GB of RAM, give the tablet a 17,995 on Geekbench 4.3. That beats the 17,348 from the 8th Gen Intel Core i7-based 13-inch MacBook Pro and the 14,180 from the Core i7-8550U-based Dell XPS 13.

MORE: New iPad Pro Hands-On: All-Screen Design, Speedy Graphics

screen shot 2018 10 30 at 11.13.25 amApple's Core i9-based 15-inch MacBook Pro, though, tops the iPad Pro with a 23,138. These ratings give credibility to Apple's Oct. 30 claim that the new iPad Pro's A12X chip makes it faster than 92 percent of portable PCs.

Other lower scores came from the A12-based iPhone XS Max (11,515) and iPhone XS (11,420), and the A10X Fusion-based 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pro (9,414)

While Apple itself doesn't announce how much RAM comes in any of its iPads or iPhones, a MacRumors report claims that you'll only get 6GB of RAM in the 2018 iPad Pros with 1TB of storage. The lower-capacity (64GB, 256GB, 512GB) models supposedly ship with 4GB of RAM. 

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Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he's the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters.
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  • Harvey Lubin Says:

    The single-core score of the iPad Pro beat the single-core score of the current 27 inch iMac configured with a 4.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz), the fastest processor that you can get in an iMac! And that is a desktop processor, not a mobile processor (which are less powerful). And the iPad Pro multi-core score was just under the multi-core score of the top end iMac!

    iMac 27 inch Retina with 4.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    single-core = 4754
    multi-core = 19325

    iPad Pro
    single-core = 5020 (106% of the iMac’s speed)
    multi-core = 18217 (94% of the iMac’s speed)

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