Apple M1: specs and benchmarks


Apple started Apple M1 sales 10 November 2020. This is notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 8 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 5 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3200 MHz and a locked multiplier.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 11.96 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX.

General info

Of Apple M1 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Apple Apple M-Series
Release date
10 November 2020

Technical specs

Apple M1's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Apple M1's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
3.2 GHz
L1 cache
2 MB
of 0.875 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
16 MB
Manufacturing process technology
5 nm
Transistor count
16000 Million
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Apple M1.
Integrated graphics

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Apple M1. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance


Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core


Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core


Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Apple M1 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Apple M1 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

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