First benchmarks of the new Apple MacBook Air with an M3 chip show 20% improvement

Apple MacBook Air with an M3 chip

Apple unveiled the M3 series of chips in October at its “Scary Fast” event. We’ve seen them in various form factors like the MacBook Pro and iMac, but yesterday Apple launched M3-powered MacBook Airs in both 13” and 15” sizes. The unique thing here is that the chip runs only on passive cooling, which leads to a different performance profile. So, how fast is it? The first results have already surfaced in Geekbench’s database and show a boost of around 20% in both single and multi-core CPU performance over the M2-powered Airs. Compared to the original M1 Air, the difference is in the 30-40%...

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