Apple M1 Max: specs and benchmarks

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Apple M1 Max
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Year of release 2021
Performance 14.35

Summary

Apple started Apple M1 Max sales 18 October 2021. This is notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

14.35%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

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

Place in performance rating511
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesApple M-Series
Release date18 October 2021 (1 year ago)
Current price$8.99 of 18995 (Xeon Platinum 8280L)

Technical specs

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 cores10 (Deca-Core)
Threads10
L1 cache2.9 MBof 1.5 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache28 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache48 MBof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography5 nm
Number of transistors57000 Millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
64 bit support+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Apple M1 Max.

Integrated graphics cardApple M1 Max 32-Core GPU

Benchmark performance

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


Overall 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 Max 14.35
  • Passmark
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Passmark

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: 69%

Apple M1 Max 22218

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Apple M1 Max 1691

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: 14%

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Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Apple M1 Max performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.


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