Apple M4 reportedly beats Intel Core i9-14900KS in benchmark results

Benchmark results for Apple's

M4 have been posted to the online database of Geekbench, a benchmark app provider, and show that the M4's score outperformed Intel's Core i9-14900KS in the CPU single-threaded results.

Incredible Apple M4 benchmarks suggest it is the new single-core performance champ, beating Intel's Core i9-14900KS — results of 3,800+ posted | Tom's Hardware

The iPad Pro with the M4 was announced at Apple's new product launch event held on May 7, 2024. The M4 is an SoC that uses second-generation 3nm technology, and Apple claims that the 10-core CPU is up to 50% faster than the M2. The number of CPU cores in the M4 installed in the iPad Pro varies depending on the storage size, with the 256GB and 512GB models having 9 cores and the 1TB and 2TB models having 10 cores.

The new 'iPad Pro' has evolved to be the 'thinnest in Apple's history' with the M4 chip and OLED display, thinner than the iPod nano - GIGAZINE

The results of running Geekbench 6 on the M4-equipped iPad Pro can be seen in the online database below.

Geekbench Search - Geekbench

According to this database, the M4 has a single-core score of around 3,700 and a multi-core score of just under 15,000.

Below is a comparison of the benchmark scores of the 10-core M4-equipped iPad Pro with the scores of a Windows machine equipped with an Intel Core i9-14900KS. The Core i9-14900KS is significantly higher in multi-core scores, but the M4 is slightly higher than the Intel Core i9-14900KS in single scores.

IT news site Tom's Hardware says, 'The big improvement in single-core scores in Geekbench may be due to the newly added support for

Scalable Matrix Extensions (SME).'

SME is an extension that significantly improves the throughput and efficiency of matrix calculation processing on the CPU in the Armv9 architecture. Geekbench supports SME in version 6.3. Tom's Hardware points out that the M4 may use the Armv9 architecture, and believes that Geekbench's support for SME may have increased the M4's single score.

However, because matrix operations are originally more suitable for NPU and GPU calculations than CPUs, Geekbench has supported SME since version 6.3, released in April 2024. At the time of writing, it does not yet support Intel's competing technology, Advanced Matrix Extension (AMX). In addition, Tom's Hardware said, 'Even if SME were to be performed on the M4 CPU cores, it is not clear how much benefit it would bring to everyday use.'

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