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Completely breaks the iPad Pro 12.9” 2020 with the latest update. It can’t even finish the test without crashing and causing major slow down! It would be nice to see a result though.

Now fixed — working great on ios 10

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iPad Pro M2 benchmarked: How much faster is it?

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The new iPad Pro 2022 is the first Apple tablet to sport the company’s M2 chip. You’d think that alone would make it the obvious choice over its predecessor, the M1-powered iPad Pro 2021. And while it will likely earn a place on our best tablets and best iPads lists once we’re finished reviewing it, does the iPad Pro 2022 completely obliterate last year’s model?

Now that our iPad Pro 2022 review in progress is live, we wanted to share our benchmark results and show you how the new tablet fares against the iPad Pro 2021 in a range of tests, including overall performance, graphics and video rendering. And for good measure, we’re also comparing it to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, which is one of the best Android tablets out there.

As you’ll see below, the new iPad Pro outperforms its predecessor and its Android rival in certain categories but strangely falls behind in others. It’s no surprise that the new tablet excels in terms of performance, but its battery life is comparatively shorter.

Without further delay, here’s how the iPad Pro 2022 stacks up in our benchmark tests.

Geekbench 5 (overall performance) 

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Header Cell — Column 0 iPad Pro 2022 iPad Pro 2021 Galaxy Tab S8
Single Core 1,862 1,722 1,208
Multi Core 8,500 7,298 3,228

On Geekbench 5.4, which measures overall performance, the iPad 2022 scored 1,862 on the single-core portion and 8,500 on the multi-core test. In contrast, the M1-powered iPad Pro scored 1,722 and 7,298, respectively. These values absolutely crush the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-driven Galaxy Tab S8 (1,208 single-core, 3,228 multi-core). 

3D Mark Wild Life Unlimited

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Header Cell — Column 0 iPad Pro 2022 iPad Pro 2021 Galaxy Tab S8
Score 25,259 18,263 9,549
Frames per second 151 109 57

When it comes to graphics, the iPad Pro 2022 scored 25,259 and hit 151 frames per second on the 3D Mark Wild Life Unlimited test. Conversely, last year’s slate scored 18,263 and 109 fps on the same test. If you like gaming on an iPad, this is the new top-tier device. 

By comparison, the Galaxy Tab S8 was nearly 100 fps behind. 

Adobe Premiere Rush 

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Header Cell — Column 0 iPad Pro 2022 iPad Pro 2021 Galaxy Tab S8
Time (seconds) 23.22 21.96 0:48

In our Adobe Premiere Rush video transcoding test, the new iPad Pro took 23 seconds to transcode a 4K video to 1080p.

Oddly, the previous iPad Pro needed only 21 seconds, while the M1-powered iPad Air 2022 took 22 seconds. We will be retesting with a larger file size to see if that makes a difference in performance. 

Battery life (web surfing test) 

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Header Cell — Column 0 iPad Pro 2022 iPad Pro 2021 Galaxy Tab S8
Battery 10 hours, 39 minutes 10 hours, 47 minutes 12 hours, 52 minutes

On the Tom’s Guide battery test, which involves continuous web surfing at 150 nits of screen brightness, the iPad Pro lasted for 10 hours and 39 minutes over Wi-Fi. This is a hair lower than the 10 hours and 47 minutes of last year’s model. However, the Galaxy Tab S8 outlasted them all with its 12 hours and 52 minutes of battery life. 

The new iPad Pro isn’t a revolutionary tablet. Besides the M2 chip and exclusive iPadOS 16 features like Apple Pencil hover preview, it’s almost indistinguishable from the iPad Pro 2021.

As our testing revealed, the main thing the new tablet has over its predecessor is processing power. If you’re a professional artist or video editor, then perhaps you need a tablet that can handle heavy workloads. But if you’re an average user who mostly consumes streaming content or engages in video conferencing, the iPad Pro 2021 with its M1 chip will more than suit those needs.

You should also enjoy a sizable gain in graphics performance with the new iPad Pro M2, especially compared with the best Android tablets. 

However, it’s interesting that the new iPad Pro was slightly behind last year’s model on video transcoding. And while the iPad Pro M2’s battery life is strong, it doesn’t surpass its predecessor.

Even if the iPad Pro 2022 doesn’t offer groundbreaking features, it’s still a solid device overall. If you have the previous model and mostly use it for everyday tasks, then you have little reason to upgrade. But if you need a tablet with maximum power for demanding tasks, you won’t go wrong with Apple’s premium slate.

We’ll have a detailed iPad Pro 2022 vs iPad Pro 2021 comparison for you in the coming days. In the meantime, be sure to check out our iPad Pro 2022 vs iPad Pro 2021: These are the biggest upgrades as your guide. 

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What is the Apple M1 mobile processor capable of in the new generation of iPad Pro?

In the spring of 2021, Apple finally announced the first tablet in the iPad Pro series, built on a chip based on the acclaimed Apple M1 single-chip chip. This processor debuted in Apple computers and laptops in 2020 and has since made a lot of noise, consistently outperforming more expensive desktop processors from Intel and AMD. Needless to say, after such advertising, many designers, artists, musicians and content makers literally demanded that Apple release the iPad with M1. Almost six months have passed since the announcement, many iOS applications have already been adapted to the new chip, and they have also been tied to synthetic tests, giving us the opportunity not only to compare the performance of old and new firmware, but also to bring Apple tablets and laptops face to face. nine0003

Recall that the Apple M1 is a single-chip system that includes 8 processor cores and 8 graphics cores, as well as a separate neural unit for machine learning. Apple did not disclose the frequency characteristics of the processor, so we spied on the numbers for the test version of the iPad Pro 12.9 2021 in the Geekbench benchmark. According to him, the maximum core frequency reaches a rather modest 3. 2 GHz, and the amount of memory soldered on a chip is 15.2 GB.

It seems that the highlight of the processor lies not in the record number of cores or their clock speed, but in the ability to competently parallelize tasks between conventional and energy-efficient cores, providing optimal performance while saving battery life. The processor turned out so cold that the new MacBook Air did not even need a traditional cooling system. It is also the first 5nm mobile processor with 16 billion transistors. For comparison, the latest AMD Ryzen Vermeer chips are made using the 7nm process technology, while Intel is just preparing to switch to the 10nm process technology from its Intel Core Alder Lake series. nine0003

M1 in test comparison with other Apple processors

Let’s start with synthetic tests. For comparison, we used the popular Geekbench benchmark. This test is loved for its cross-platform and fairly accurate overall rating that the device receives after comprehensive tests on the speed of image processing, video compiling, archiving, gaming capabilities, etc. In addition to the novelty based on the M1 , we added previous generations of the iPad Pro with A12X and A12Z processors, as well as the relatively recent iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Air 4, which use the more recent 14th iteration of the Apple Bionic processor, to the common boiler.

In a single-core comparison, the M1 shows a performance boost of «only» 48%. But in multi-core tests, the iPad Pro with M1 is significantly faster than last year’s iPad Pro models, gaining almost twice the final scores. The advantage over the newer Apple A14 chips is also great, even though they are built on a common platform.


Benchimark AnTuTu tests not only the processor, but also the graphics core, RAM and the overall performance of the device. A direct comparison with the 2020 MacBook Air shows that the laptop is 17% faster in terms of processing power, and just a little ahead when it comes to graphics processing. The overall rating of the laptop is 1119243 points. And the tablet gets 1060247 points in total. Recall that both devices have an identical M1 processor with passive cooling. If we compare the iPad Pro 2021 with the iPhone 12 with the more modern Apple A14 chip, then the tablet is significantly faster than a smartphone in almost all categories. nine0003

Now for the final round. In the best traditions of mass wrestling fights, the new iPad Pro 2021, a couple of old “bugs” and the previously mentioned MacBook Air on M1 fall out on one stage. We will test with the general tools Geekbench, 3DMark, GFXBench and Basemark, evaluating both pure power and performance in games.

In terms of overall multi-core performance, the Geekbench benchmark draws a tiny advantage of the MacBook Pro over the iPad Pro 2021 — 7692 points against 7294 points. We add the iPad Pro of past generations to the common cauldron and see that the new tablet is significantly ahead of its predecessors — 7692 points against 4734 and 4698 points.

Moving on. 3DMark WildLife is a cross-platform benchmark used to test the graphics performance of Windows, MacOS, Android, and iOS laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It has an iPad Pro 2021 with its 109unexpectedly takes the lead with points, beating the MacBook Pro by 2 points. The advantage over iPad Pro tablets of past generations is 29 and 36 points. In fact, this is the same 30% increase that Apple promised.

GFXBench is yet another cross-platform gaming benchmark that now supports M1 processors. And it paints the same picture as 3DMark WildLife — the 2021 MacBook Pro and iPad Pro are going head to head, while the 3rd and 4th generation iPad Pros are trailing by a third on average.


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Personal impressions

Synthetics are synthetics, but what about personal impressions? They definitely confirm everything said above, and to some extent even anticipate the results of benchmarks. Moreover, the appetite improves from the very beginning of the process — from the system settings. Over the years of testing, we have had a lot of ordinary and unusual iPads and firmware in our hands. As a rule, transferring all data, settings and applications from an old tablet to a new one can take several hours. Transferring the same data from the old firmware to the new one took less than an hour.


In addition to the quick setup, I noticed that games from Apple Arcade and streaming 4K video from Apple TV look smoother. Gone is the slightest thoughtfulness at the moments of transition between steps or stuttering during the processing of dynamic scenes. The new iPad Pro with the M1 processor doesn’t stutter at all when running photo and video editing apps. Unlike the iPad Pro 2020, which could stutter a little when changing photo settings in Pixelmator or stutter when loading RAW files into Lightroom. Now there is practically no trace of lags, even if you start feeding him RAW files several tens of megabytes in size. nine0003

With both a tablet and a laptop with an M1 chip, it was hard to resist the temptation to check how quickly the browser opened, the system rebooted, and work applications started on both platforms. This is by no means a scientific test, just food for thought.

  • The iPad Pro was fully operational in 16 seconds, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro took 53 seconds to be fully operational.

  • Safari browser opens in 2 seconds on both devices.
  • A new «heavy» non-cached webpage takes 5.6 seconds to fully load on an iPad Pro versus 8 seconds on a MacBook Pro.
  • The biggest difference was when trying to open the Microsoft Outlook and Planner tools. The iPad Pro did the first one in 2 seconds, and the second one in one. Outlook took 11.2 seconds to launch on a MacBook Pro, and Planner opened in 4 seconds on a laptop. It probably has something to do with the optimization of Microsoft products for MacOS.