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Apple M3 Pro 11-Core

Apple Apple M3 Pro 11-Core

The Apple M3 Pro 11 Core is a system on a chip (SoC) from Apple for notebooks that was introduced late 2023. It integrates 11 of the 12 CPU cores with 5 of 6 performance cores with up to 4.06 GHz and 6 efficiency cores with 2.8 GHz.

Compared to the M2 Pro the M3 Pro has been slimmed down somewhat and swaps two performance cores for efficiency cores. This is due to the changed core configuration, as 6 cores are now used per cluster (the M2 Pro and M3 still have 4 cores per cluster). Furthermore, the memory bus has been reduced from 256 bits to 192 bits (150 GB/s vs. 200 GB/s). Thanks to the new architecture and higher clock rates, the new M3 Pro is still slightly faster.

The M3 Pro also integrates a new graphics card with dynamic caching, mesh shading and ray tracing acceleration via hardware. In the entry-level model, only 14 of the chip's 18 cores are used and support up to 3 displays simultaneously (internal and 2 external).

GPU and CPU can jointly access the shared memory on the package (unified memory). This is available in 18 or 36 GB variants and offers 150 GB/s maximum bandwidth (192 bit bus).

The integrated 16-core Neural Engine has also been revised and now offers 18 TOPS peak performance (compared to 15.8 TOPS in the M2 but 35 TOPS in the new A17 Pro). The video engine now also supports AV1 decoding in hardware. H.264, HEVC and ProRes (RAW) can still be decoded and encoded.

Unfortunately, the integrated WLAN only continues to support WiFi 6E (no WiFi 7), unlike the small M3 SoC thunderbolt 4 is also supported (max 40 Gbit/s).

The chip is manufactured in the current 3nm process (N3B) at TSMC and contains 37 billion transistors (-7.5% vs. Apple M2 Pro).

SeriesApple Apple M3

Series: Apple M3

Apple M3 Max 16-Core compare2.75 - 4.06 GHz16 / 16 cores
Apple M3 Max 14-Core compare2.75 - 4.06 GHz14 / 14 cores
Apple M3 Pro 12-Core compare2.75 - 4.06 GHz12 / 12 cores
Apple M3 Pro 11-Core « 2.75 - 4.06 GHz11 / 11 cores
Apple M3 compare2.75 - 4.06 GHz8 / 8 cores
Clock Rate2748 - 4056 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads11 / 11
5 x 4.1 GHz Apple M3 P-Core
6 x 2.7 GHz Apple M3 E-Core
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)27 Watt
Transistor Count37000 Million
Manufacturing Technology3 nm
FeaturesARMv8 Instruction Set
GPUApple M3 Pro 14-Core GPU
64 Bit64 Bit support
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date10/30/2023
Product Link (external)www.apple.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1913 Points (12%)
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Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
2331 points (98%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
374.1 ms (0%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
40.1 Watt (7%)
0510152025303540Tooltip
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
2.1 Watt (1%)
00.10.20.30.50.60.70.80.911.21.31.41.51.61.71.822.12.2Tooltip
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
4.8 Watt (5%)
00.20.50.711.21.51.722.22.52.733.23.53.744.24.54.7Tooltip
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
47.7 Points per Watt (36%)
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Other CPUs of the series Apple M3

» Apple M3 Max 16-Core
   16x 2.75 GHz - 4.06 GHz
» Apple M3 Max 14-Core
   14x 2.75 GHz - 4.06 GHz
» Apple M3 Pro 12-Core
   12x 2.75 GHz - 4.06 GHz
» Apple M3 Pro 11-Core
   11x 2.75 GHz - 4.06 GHz
» Apple M3
   8x 2.75 GHz - 4.06 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ AMD Ryzen 7 7840S
   8x 3.8 GHz - 5.1 GHz
+ AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840HS
   8x 3.8 GHz - 5.1 GHz
+ AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX
   8x 3.3 GHz - 5 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-12800H
   14x 1.8 GHz - 4.8 GHz
+ Apple M3 Pro 12-Core
   12x 2.75 GHz - 4.06 GHz
» Apple M3 Pro 11-Core
   11x 2.75 GHz - 4.06 GHz
- Intel Core i7-12650HX
   14x 1.5 GHz - 4.7 GHz
- Intel Core i5-13600HX
   14x 1.9 GHz - 4.8 GHz
- Intel Core i5-13500HX
   14x 1.8 GHz - 4.7 GHz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite
   12x 3.8 GHz - 4.3 GHz
- Apple M2 Max
   12x 2.42 GHz - 3.7 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2023-12-14)