Macworld Lab has all four standard configuration MacBook Air models, and our Speedmark 6.5 overall performance benchmark test suite shows impressive results for drive-intensive tests and much-improved 3D game performance. And surprisingly, despite slower clock speeds, processor performance also improved over previous versions of the MacBook Air.
Looking at the Speedmark 6.5 results, three things stand out:
● Flash storage is fast;
● The flash-storage capacity did not affect performance;
● The new MacBook Airs are faster than their predecessors.
You can find the total scores below or hit the link to check out how each device did on each test.