How fast is new iPad Pro M4? Benchmark says it's faster than MacBook Pro with M3 Pro chip

M3 Pro arrived only a few months back

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Key notes

  • Apple announces new products: M4 chip, iPad Pro with M4, and Pencil Pro
  • Geekbench scores show significant performance boost compared to M3 Pro devices
  • New iPad Pro features Ultra Retina XDR display, 10-core GPU, and eco-friendly design

Apple arrived this week with plenty of interesting announcements. The hotly-anticipated M4 has now arrived, alongside the new iPad Pro powered by the chip and a $129 Pencil Pro that supports Find My for the first time. But how fast it actually is?

Benchmark scores for this new iPad Pro have finally been spotted on Geekbench, and from the look of it, the iPad Pro M4 is a lot, lot more superior than devices with M3 Pro chips. And while they aren’t always the most accurate way to measure a device’s capability, they still have some degrees of truth to it.

Geekbench, courtesy of @ExoticSpice101‘s eagle eyes on X, notes that the new iPad Pro scores 3,767 in single-core and 14,677 in multi-core. That’s about 22% and 25% faster (respectively) than the $1,999 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Pro chip that Apple launched last year. For a $999 price tag, that’s actually a bang for your buck. 

The new iPad Pro with M4 comes in two different sizes: the 11-inch and 13-inch configurations in silver and black finish. Hailed as the “thinnest Apple product ever,” this iPad Pro gets the Ultra Retina XDR tech in the display, 6/16 GB RAM options, Apple’s 10-core GPU, and various storage variants up to 2TB.

“The new iPad Pro meets Apple’s high standards for energy efficiency, and is free of mercury, brominated flame retardants, and PVC,” Apple promises in the initial announcement.