A new Geekbench 5 result that surfaced on Wednesday shows that the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, powered by the new M2 chip, is faster than a base Mac Pro, despite the letter computer’s costing close to $5,000 less.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro achieved a multi-core score of 8,928, while the standard Mac Pro configuration with an 8-core Intel Xeon W processor has an average multi-core score of 8,027 on Geekbench 5. These scores indicate that the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which starts at $1,299, has up to 11% faster multi-core performance than the base model Mac Pro for $5,999.
While higher-end Mac Pro configurations, such as the 12-core model, are still able to outperform the M2-based MacBook Pro. However, that is at a cost of $6,999 and up.
It should be noted that the Mac Pro does offer benefits not offered by the MacBook Pro, including expandability, configurable GPU options, larger SSD storage capacity options, bigger RAM options, and more.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will be available to order worldwide starting today, Friday, June 17, with deliveries to customers and in-store availability beginning June 24.