Benchmarks for Apple’s M4 processor leaked: Multi-core score nears 15,000.

iPad with M4 Processor Benchmarks

On May 9th, Apple officially unveiled the new generation of iPad Air and iPad Pro models. Among them, the new iPad Pro adopts an OLED panel and directly skips the M3 processor, upgrading directly to the latest M4 processor to provide better AI processing capabilities. Now, the new iPad Pro equipped with the M4 processor has appeared in the Geekbench database.

Relevant test results show that the Geekbench 6 single-core score of the new iPad Pro’s M4 processor is 3767 points, with a multi-core score of 14677 points. For comparison, the previous generation iPad Pro equipped with the M2 processor had a single-core score of around 2500 points and a multi-core score of around 10000 points. Obviously, the single-core and multi-core scores of the M4 are about 1.5 times higher than those of the M2, showing a significant performance improvement.

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According to Apple, the M4 is based on TSMC’s second-generation 3nm process technology, with 28 billion transistors (an increase of 3 billion transistors compared to the M3), 4 performance cores, and an increase in efficiency cores to 6 (2 more than the M3). The GPU remains the same as the M3, with 10 cores, supporting dynamic cache, hardware-level ray tracing, hardware-accelerated mesh shading, AV1 decoding, and AI acceleration.

Apple’s data shows that the iPad Pro equipped with the M4 processor has a 50% increase in CPU performance, a 20% increase in memory bandwidth, and GPU rendering performance that is 4 times that of the previous generation based on the M2 processor, a 300% increase.

The M4 processor also features a powerful neural network engine with 16 cores, capable of executing up to 3.8 trillion operations per second, a 140% increase compared to the M2 (1.58 trillion operations), and a more than 110% increase compared to the M3 (1.8 trillion operations). Thanks to the M4 chip, the new iPad Pro boasts powerful AI performance, enabling faster real-time generation of subtitles based on audio content, object recognition in videos and photos for image searches, and more. In the StaffPad app, the new iPad Pro can generate sheet music in real-time while playing the piano.

In terms of energy efficiency, Apple states that compared to the latest chips in thin and light AI PC laptops, the M4 chip achieves the same performance with only 1/4 of the power consumption.

Editor: Chip Intelligence – Wanderer Sword

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