Apple M1: specs and benchmarks


Aggregated performance score

M1 provides acceptable benchmark performance at 5.31% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WXRyzen ThreadripperPRO 7995WX


Apple started 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.

Primary details

Apple M1 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking1091
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesApple Apple M-Series
Release date10 November 2020 (3 years ago)
Current price$3.99 of 15701 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Detailed specifications

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 cores8 (Octa-Core)
Base clock speed2.064 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed3.2 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache2 MBof 7.3 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache16 MBof 96 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache16 MBof 768 (EPYC 7773X)
Chip lithography5 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Number of transistors16000 Millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Apple M1.

Integrated graphics cardApple M1 8-Core GPU

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Apple M1. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

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.

Apple M1 5.31


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.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Apple M1 8207

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

Apple M1 1072

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

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.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

Apple M1 208

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Apple M1's performance relative to its closest rivals among notebook CPUs.

Core i7-8569U 100.19
Apple M1 100

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

i7-8569UCore i78569U
i7-10810UCore i710810U
i7-1180G7Core i71180G7
i5-1035G7Core i51035G7
i5-10200HCore i510200H
Ryzen 7 3750HRyzen 73750H

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Apple M1, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Apple M1 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 5809 configurations using Apple M1 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.6% (33/5809)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.03% (2/5809)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.2% (10/5809)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.1% (8/5809)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.02% (1/5809)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.05% (3/5809)
RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
0.2% (13/5809)
RX 6800 XT Radeon RX 6800 XT
0.02% (1/5809)
RX 7800 XT Radeon RX 7800 XT
0.02% (1/5809)
RTX 4060 Ti GeForce RTX 4060 Ti
0.02% (1/5809)

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