Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) has 11 cores with 11 threads and is based on the 3. gen of the Apple M series series. The processor was released in Q4/2023. The Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) scores 2,305 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 13,255 points.
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)

At a glance

Name: Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
Family: Apple M series (25)
CPU group: Apple M3 (6)
Architecture: M3
Technology: 3 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 3
Predecessor: Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) has 11 CPU cores and can calculate 11 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) is 0.70 GHz (4.06 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 11 / 11
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 5x P-Core
B-Core: 6x E-Core
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 0.70 GHz (4.06 GHz)
B-Core Frequency: 0.74 GHz (2.75 GHz)

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AI hardware: Apple Neural Engine
AI specifications: 16 Neural cores @ 35 TOPS
NPU + CPU + iGPU: --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) uses the Apple M3 Pro (14 Core), which has 1792 texture shaders and 224 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: Apple M3 Pro (14 Core)
GPU frequency: 0.39 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.40 GHz
Compute units: 224
Shader: 1792
Hardware Raytracing: Yes
Release date: Q4/2023
Max. displays: 3
Generation: --
Direct X: --
Technology: 3 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 36 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 36 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 153.6 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR5-6400
153.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 36 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 4.0
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 35 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 35 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) is made in 3 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 36.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 3 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: 36.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: macOS, iPadOS
Virtualization: Apple Virtualization Framework
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation
Release date: Q4/2023
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

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Benchmark results

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Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU)
12C 12T @ 4.06 GHz
142
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 4.06 GHz
141
Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU) Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU)
16C 16T @ 4.06 GHz
141
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 4.06 GHz
139
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-00-1DE) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-00-1DE)
12C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
139
Intel Core i9-14900KF Intel Core i9-14900KF
24C 32T @ 6.00 GHz
139
Intel Core i9-14900K Intel Core i9-14900K
24C 32T @ 6.00 GHz
139

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
866
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840HS AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840HS
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
866
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X AMD Ryzen 7 5700X
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
852
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 4.06 GHz
847
Intel Core Ultra 5 135H Intel Core Ultra 5 135H
14C 18T @ 4.60 GHz
847
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
14C 18T @ 4.50 GHz
847
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
845

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1917
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HX
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
1902
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X
64C 128T @ 5.10 GHz
1897
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 4.06 GHz
1889
Intel Core i5-13500 Intel Core i5-13500
14C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
1884
Intel Core i7-13650HX Intel Core i7-13650HX
14C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
1881
Intel Core i5-13490F Intel Core i5-13490F
10C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
1872

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
13450
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
8C 16T @ 2.70 GHz
13421
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
13305
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 3.80 GHz
13289
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
13145
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
13067
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
12974

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i9-14900K Intel Core i9-14900K
24C 32T @ 6.00 GHz
2412
Intel Core i9-14900KF Intel Core i9-14900KF
24C 32T @ 6.00 GHz
2412
Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU)
12C 12T @ 4.06 GHz
2314
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 4.06 GHz
2305
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
16C 32T @ 5.70 GHz
2242
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
2235
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
2226

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon D-2796TE Intel Xeon D-2796TE
20C 40T @ 2.50 GHz
13457
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
16C 22T @ 4.50 GHz
13430
Intel Core i9-12900E Intel Core i9-12900E
16C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
13420
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 3.80 GHz
13255
AMD Ryzen 7 8700F AMD Ryzen 7 8700F
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
13217
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 8700G AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 8700G
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
13217
AMD Ryzen 7 8700G AMD Ryzen 7 8700G
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
13217

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-00-1DE) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-00-1DE)
12C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
3241
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
12C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
3218
Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU)
12C 12T @ 4.06 GHz
3152
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 4.06 GHz
3125
Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU) Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU)
16C 16T @ 4.06 GHz
3125
Apple M3 (8-GPU) Apple M3 (8-GPU)
8C 8T @ 4.06 GHz
3125
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 4.06 GHz
3125

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.00 GHz
13875
Intel Core i7-13700HX Intel Core i7-13700HX
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
13825
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5945WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5945WX
12C 24T @ 4.30 GHz
13824
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 3.80 GHz
13755
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
13740
AMD EPYC 9174F AMD EPYC 9174F
16C 32T @ 4.15 GHz
13687
Intel Core i5-14400F Intel Core i5-14400F
10C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
13682

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370
AMD Radeon 890M @ 2.90 GHz
6013
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
Apple M2 Pro (16 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
5680
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
Apple M1 Pro (16 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
5300
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
Apple M3 Pro (14 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
4970
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
Intel Iris Xe 8 Core Graphics 128 EUs (Meteor Lake) @ 2.35 GHz
4658
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-00-1DE) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-00-1DE)
Qualcomm Adreno X1 @ 1.50 GHz
4600
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
Qualcomm Adreno X1 @ 1.50 GHz
4600

AI performance (NPU)

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is given here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher.

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
Samsung Exynos 2400 Samsung Exynos 2400
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
44
Apple M4 Apple M4
9C 9T @ 0.70 GHz
38
Apple M4 (10-CPU) Apple M4 (10-CPU)
10C 10T @ 0.70 GHz
38
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 0.70 GHz
35
Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU) Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU)
16C 16T @ 0.70 GHz
35
Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU)
12C 12T @ 0.70 GHz
35
Apple M3 (8-GPU) Apple M3 (8-GPU)
8C 8T @ 0.70 GHz
35

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