At the Scary Fast event taking place on the morning of October 31, Apple announced new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the M3 series chip that the company also just introduced.
According to Neowin, the MacBook Pro, the basic 14-inch now has an M3 chip that promises to provide 60% faster performance than the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro equipped with an M1 chip. The new M3 chip enables faster performance in applications like Final Cut Pro, Xcode, and Microsoft Excel when compared to previous models.
For the more demanding, Apple also introduced the M3 Pro and M3 Max chips for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. Of these, the M3 Pro offers up to 40% faster performance than the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Pro chip. Photoshop filters run up to 3x faster, while DNA sequencing is accelerated up to 20x compared to Macs with Intel processors.
The highest-end M3 Max version delivers up to 11 times more performance than Intel Macs and has twice the power of the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Max chip. MATLAB simulation is 5.5 times faster and Redshift rendering is 5.3 times faster, according to Apple benchmarks. Users can choose to configure the M3 Max system with up to 128 GB of integrated memory.
All new MacBook Pros feature improved graphics performance thanks to advances in GPU architecture. This is also the first time MacBook offers ray tracing capabilities in hardware to help make graphics more realistic when playing games.
High-end 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M3 Pro and M3 Max chips will have a new Space Black color option, in addition to the silver color option. All models are equipped with Liquid Retina XDR display technology, a 1,080p webcam, and a high-end speaker system like their predecessors. The starting price for the MacBook Pro M3 is $1,499 when it goes on sale in early November.