Apple’s Upcoming 8-Core Mac Pro Shows up in Geekbench 3

Apple’s Upcoming 8-Core Mac Pro Shows up in Geekbench 3

After Apple gave us a peek at the Mac Pro back in June, a Geekbench result from a new machine appeared that revealed some info about the internals of the new machine. The machine, which appeared under the code name AAPLJ90,1, had a 12-core Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 at 2.7 GHz under its hood.



Today, a new Geekbench result that appears to be a second legitimate Mac Pro has appeared, this time running a lower-end 8-core Intel Xeon E5-1680 v2 chip at 3.0 GHz. As with the previous Mac Pro seen on Geekbench, this new machine is running a custom internal build of OS X Mavericks, in this case Build 13A3010.

While the two Mac Pro Geekbench scores can’t be compared directly, as the first was run under Geekbench 2, and most recent one was ran using Geekbench 3, which uses a new baseline measure.  However, this latest machine can be compared to other Macs tested via Geekbench 3.


On the 32-bit Multi-Core Geekbench 3 scoring, the new 8-core Mac Pro scores 24429, on par with scores achieved by the highest-end 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro models that ran dual 6-core processors for a total of 12 cores. The new Mac Pro also tromps the Geekbench performance of earlier 8-core models.