Apple revealed new Apple MacBook Pro models powered by its newest M3 Series chips. The M3 series adds even more speed and surprising new possibilities to the MacBook Pro with a next-generation GPU architecture and a faster CPU.
Apple MacBook Pro M3 Series
It was predicted that October would be a significant day for Apple, and it turned out that it was. Apple introduced its newest flagship CPUs, which will power iMacs and Apple MacBook Pros. Customers may select between models with M3 chips and panels that are either 14-inch or 16-inch Liquid Retina XDR.
For professionals, learners, and business owners, the 14-inch Apple MacBook Pro with M3 is the perfect device since it performs incredibly well in professional applications and games. More demanding workloads are made possible by the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Pro’s increased performance and unified memory support. With its potent GPU and CPU, the 14- and 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro with M3 Max offers up to 128GB of unified memory, allowing for intensive operations and multitasking across pro programs. The striking dark aluminum finish space black is now offered on the M3 Pro and M3 Max variants.
The first personal computer chips that employ 3-nanometer technology are members of Apple’s M3 series, which also includes M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max. These processors offer an important improvement in graphics architecture with their faster, more effective next-generation GPU. With its revolutionary Dynamic Caching technology, demanding programs and games run smoothly on the GPU by accessing local memory in real time. Additionally, the GPU adds additional rendering capabilities that enable more realistic and visually sophisticated gaming settings, such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing and mesh shading.
There are two variants available: the 14-inch and the 16-inch. The 14-inch, for instance, provides everything from the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max. Consumers can choose between those two variants.
14-inch MacBook Pro with M3
With up to 60% quicker performance than the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with M1 and an enhanced cooling system for sustained performance, the Apple MacBook Pro with M3 is the perfect notebook for those following their interests.
- Rendering performance, code compilation, and spreadsheet performance have been greatly improved on the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Core i7 and M1.2.
- Final Cut Pro operates 70% and 7.4 times better than the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Core i7, respectively.
- Xcode operates 3.7 times quicker and 40% faster than the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Core i7.
A 14-core CPU, 30-core GPU, 36GB of unified memory, and 1 TB of SSD storage are features of the M3 Max model. 96W USB-C PD is also supported by the M3 Max.
14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Pro
For intense activities, the Apple MacBook Pro with M3 Pro delivers improved performance, unified memory support, and up to 40% quicker performance than the 16-inch model with M1 Pro.
- When compared to the 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro, Adobe Photoshop works up to three times quicker than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro.
- The DNA sequencing basecalling of the Oxford Nanopore MinKNOW is 36% quicker than that of the 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and 20 times faster than that of the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro.
- Text-based editing in Adobe Premiere Pro is 1.7 times faster than on a 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro with an Intel processor and 30% faster than on a 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro.
The M3 Pro will include a 12-core CPU, an 18-core GPU, 18GB or 36GB of unified memory, and a 512GB SSD as the only storage option.
14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Max
With speed that is up to 2.5 times quicker than the 16-inch model and 11 times faster than the top Intel-based model, the Apple MacBook Pro with M3 Max is a powerful machine learning tool. Creators may work on big projects and write big film scores with fast access to whole orchestral libraries thanks to its support for up to 128GB of unified memory.
- When used for dynamical system simulation, MathWorks MATLAB runs up to 5.5 times quicker than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro.
- Maxon Redshift works up to 5.3 times quicker than the quickest Intel-based MacBook Pro and 2.5 times faster than the 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Max.
- Noise Reduction: Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Studio outperforms the quickest Intel-based MacBook Pro by up to 2.7 times.
The M3 Max’s specifications include a 1TB SSD, 36GB of unified memory, a 30-core GPU, and a 14-core CPU. A more powerful variant of the M3 Max is available as well, including a 16-core CPU, a 40-core GPU, 48GB of unified memory, and a 1TB SSD.
All of these 16-inch models will require a greater amount of electricity, 140W USB-C. In addition to an HDMI connector, an SDXC card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a MagSafe 3 port, both the 14-inch and 16-inch variants will offer up to 3 thunderbolt/USB4 connections (2x for less powerful versions). Additionally, the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Force Touch Trackpad are supported.
Price and availability
- MacBook Pro 14-inch Base M3, 8GB Unified Memory 512GB SSD (PHP 104,990)
- MacBook Pro 14-inch Base M3, 8GB Unified Memory 1TB SSD (PHP 116,990)
- MacBook Pro 14-inch M3 Pro, 18GB Unified Memory 512GB SSD (PHP 129,990)
- MacBook Pro 14-inch M3 Pro, 18GB Unified Memory 1TB SSD (PHP 153,990)
- MacBook Pro 14-inch M3 Max, 36GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD (PHP201,990)
- MacBook Pro 16-inch M3 Pro, 18GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD (PHP 159,990)
- MacBook Pro 16-inch M3 Pro, 36GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD (PHP 183,990)
- MacBook Pro 16-inch M3 Max, 36GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD (PHP 219,990)
- MacBook Pro 16-inch M3 Max, 48GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD (249,990)
As of writing, there’s no official announcement yet about its local availability.