9to5 Mac reports that the newly released iPad Pro models are outperforming new MacBook Pro models in some benchmark tests from blog BareFeats.
BareFeats pitched the 2017 and 2016 MacBook Pro Touch Bar models against four different iPad Pro models. The MacBook Pros that were tested were the top-of-the-range models boasting Core i7 processors, 16 GB of RAM, and Intel graphics.
BareFeats’ series of GeekBench and GFXBench tests focused on both CPU and GPU performance.
As far as single-core CPU performance is concerned, the 2016 MacBook Pro models beat all of the iPad Pro models, of which the latest 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models were ahead of the three other iPad Pro models.
The 2017 MacBook Pro also came out on top in the multi-core CPU performance test, but the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro was second and the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro was third. Both of the 2017 iPad Pro models beat the 2016 MacBook Pro.
But it was on the Geekbench Metal GPU tests that the new iPad Pros really excelled, with the 10.5-inch iPad Pro coming out on top of all devices tested, and the 12.9-inch model second, ahead of the 2016 MacBook Pro and the 2017 MacBook Pro.
Finally, the new 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch iPad Pros came out ahead of all MacBook Pro models in two GFXBench graphics tests.
Source: Benchmark tests show new iPad Pro models outperform MacBook Pro in some CPU & GPU tasks