Apple MacBook Pro with M1 SoC is impressively fast in video exporting too

Posted on Tuesday, November 17 2020 @ 11:58 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Over the past couple of days the first performance figures of Apple's new ARM-based Mac computers started hitting the web. First there were some Geekbench scores, which were already quite interesting but now there are also some video rendering results.

WCCF Tech reports about Cinebench scores of the new MacBook Pro. Someone who already got his hands on a system posted some benchmark results and they're very impressive. The M1 processor hits 7508 points in multi-core and 1498 points in single core testing in Cinebench. Basically, this is in-line with the performance of some of Intel's 11th Gen Core processors.

Next there are performance results from Final Cut Pro X. In this scenario, the M1-based MacBook Pro beats a 2019 iMac Pro with AMD Vega 56 GPU and 128GB RAM.

A photographer from Australia says it took 11 minutes and 30 seconds to export a single H.264 Sony 10-bit clip on the 2019 iMac Pro and that the M1 MacBook Pro managed to complete this job in just 10 minutes and 20 seconds. When exporting a H.265 Canon 10-bit clip at 100fps the performance difference was even greater. The M1 MacBook Pro took only 45 seconds to finish this test, while the 2019 iMac Pro required 80 seconds.

We're still waiting for in-depth reviews but so far everything points to Apple being off to a great start in the computer CPU market. It will be really exciting to see how this will play out over the next couple of years, especially as the firm launches higher-TDP models.

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