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Apple M1: specs and benchmarks
- Core clock speed
- Max video memory
- Memory type
- Memory clock speed
- Maximum resolution
Apple started Apple M1 sales 10 November 2020. This is desktop 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.
Compatibility-wise, this is processor with a maximum temperature of °C.
It provides poor benchmark performance at
percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.
Of Apple M1 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance rating||617|
|Value for money||11.00|
|Market segment||Desktop processor|
|Series||Apple Apple M-Series|
|Release date||10 November 2020 (less than a year ago)|
|Price now||$3.99||of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)|
Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
|Physical cores||8 (Octa-Core)|
|Base clock speed||2.064 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|Boost clock speed||3.2 GHz||of 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)|
|L1 cache||2 MB||of 0.875 (Atom C3950)|
|L2 cache||16 MB||of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)|
|Chip lithography||5 nm|
|Number of transistors||16000 Million|
|64 bit support||+|
General parameters of GPU integrated into Apple M1.
|Integrated graphics card||Apple M1 8-Core GPU|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Apple M1. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
- Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
- Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.
Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.
Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.
Let's see how good Apple M1 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Overall Apple M1 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.
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