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felrobert

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This benchmark shows MacBook Pro M1 8 core has a different hardware configuration compared to the MacBook Air 8 core to differentiate from Pro to none pro Macs.

(Top left MacBook Air 7 core - Top right MacBook Air 8 core)
Middle MacBook Pro M1 8 core

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felrobert

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but during the benchmark the fan never turned on. You can check on teardowns M1 MBP 13'' has a bigger motherboard layout compared to the M1 Air.
 

leman

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but during the benchmark the fan never turned on. You can check on teardowns M1 MBP 13'' has a bigger motherboard layout compared to the M1 Air.

The Pro simply has a higher power target and more cooling capacity. It can sustain higher clocks for longer.
 
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leman

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By the way, you can use powermetrics command line tool (part of macOS) to monitor the GPU power while running the tests. Could show something interesting.
 
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