Apple M1 8-Core GPU: specs and benchmarks

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Games supported 99%
Apple M1 8-Core GPU
Apple M1 8-Core GPU
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  • Core clock speed 1278
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Year of release 2020
Performance 53.72
Graphics card Technical data and tests
Apple M1 8-Core GPU
Apple M1 8-Core GPU Apple M1 8-Core GPU


Apple started M1 8-Core GPU sales 10 November 2020. This is high-end notebook card based on 5 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of Apple M1 8-Core GPU's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating59
Market segmentLaptop
Release date10 November 2020 (less than a year ago)
Value for money (0-100)

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Technical specs

Apple M1 8-Core GPU's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Apple M1 8-Core GPU's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores8of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed1278 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Manufacturing process technology5 nm


Parameters of memory installed on Apple M1 8-Core GPU: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Shared memory+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Apple M1 8-Core GPU. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

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 8-Core GPU 53.72
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Apple M1 8-Core GPU 280200

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Apple M1 8-Core GPU is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

This video card matches 100% minimum and 99% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


Medium Preset

Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27

High Preset

Shadow of the Tomb Raider 32

Relative perfomance

Overall Apple M1 8-Core GPU performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.

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