The first test results for MacBook Air with the M3 chip have appeared

Tim Hardwick

The first benchmark results for the new MacBook Air have appeared, allowing a closer look at the performance of the M3 chip in Apple's latest laptops.

As a result of the Geekbench 5 test obtained by MySmartPrice, the MacBook Air with the M3 chip and 16 GB of unified memory scored 3157 points in single-core mode and in multi-core mode. out of 12,020. The results have the ID “Mac15.13”, which indicates that they are from the 15-inch MacBook Air.

For context, the previous MacBook Air with an M2 chip and 16GB of unified memory reached the only result. base score of 2610 and multi-core score of 10120. So the M3 chip in the new MacBook Air scores about 20% more in single-core mode and 18% more in multi-core mode compared to the M2 chip in the earlier model, and is on par with M3 chip in the 14-inch MacBook. Pro versus direct CPU tests.

The new MacBook Air delivers up to 60 percent performance with up to 8-core processors, up to 10-core GPUs, and support for up to 24GB of unified memory. According to Apple, it's faster than the M1 model and up to 13 times faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Air.

Apple began accepting pre-orders for the new MacBook Air on Monday, March 4, with first shipments to customers and stores beginning on Friday, March 8. Pricing for the new MacBook Air starts. priced at $1,099 in the US, while the previous generation 13-inch MacBook Air with M2 processor is still available for $999.

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