Based on multiple Geekbench 5 results, for the fifth-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the M1 chip, the new tablet scored average single-core and multi-core scores of 1,718 and 7,284, respectively. For comparison purposes, a fourth-gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the A12Z chip has average single-core and multi-core scores of 1,121 and 4,656, respectively. That means the M1 iPad Pro measured in at 56% faster.
The benchmarks show that the M1 iPad Pro performs virtually identically to the M1 Macs that were released last fall. For example, the M1 MacBook Air has average single-core and multi-core scores of 1,701 and 7,378, respectively. The iPad Pro benchmarks were better than a top-end 16-inch MacBook Pro with an Intel Core i9 processor, which scored average single-core and multi-core scores of 1,091 and 6,845 respectively.
In the graphics performance column, the M1 iPad Pro currently has an average Metal score of 20,578. That score is 71% faster than the previous-generation iPad Pro with the A12Z chip and roughly equal to the graphics performance of M1 Macs.
The new M1 iPad Pro went up for pre-order on April 30 and is expected to hit shelves on May 21. We can expect to begin seeing reviews of the new tablet sometime next week.