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Prosser: Leaked Apple M1X benchmarks are legit

Mar 2, 2021

Prosser: Leaked Apple M1X benchmarks are legit

The rumor: Apple’s follow-up to the M1 processor will be quite the upgrade, according to Jon Prosser (78.2% accurate).


  • Data from cpu-monkey suggests that in the Cinebench R23 multi-core benchmark, the Apple M1X is nearly 100% faster than the M1 chip
  • Single-core scores, on the other hand, appear to remain unchanged
  • As mentioned first on the Genius Bar podcast, the M1X benchmarks are said to be legitimate

Our take: I canceled my order of a high-end iMac Pro after seeing these scores. I don’t think the future of resale for Intel Macs is going to be fun for anyone once the M1X Macs drop.