Apple M1 8-Core GPU: specs and benchmarks

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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 32.78

Summary

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

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

32.78%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about Apple M1 8-Core GPU: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating101
Market segmentLaptop
Release date10 November 2020 (2 years ago)

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 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1278 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Manufacturing process technology5 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Apple M1 8-Core GPU: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

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 32.78
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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 Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

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.

Average FPS

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

Full HD28

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 60−65
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55−60
Battlefield 5 95−100
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 80−85
Far Cry New Dawn 80−85
Forza Horizon 4 100−110
Hitman 3 100−110
Horizon Zero Dawn 65−70
Red Dead Redemption 2 50−55
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27
Watch Dogs: Legion 60−65
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 60−65
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55−60
Battlefield 5 95−100
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 80−85
Far Cry New Dawn 80−85
Forza Horizon 4 100−110
Hitman 3 100−110
Horizon Zero Dawn 65−70
Metro Exodus 55−60
Red Dead Redemption 2 50−55
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 32
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 75−80
Watch Dogs: Legion 60−65
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 60−65
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55−60
Battlefield 5 95−100
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 80−85
Far Cry New Dawn 80−85
Forza Horizon 4 100−110
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 75−80
Watch Dogs: Legion 60−65
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50−55
Hitman 3 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
Metro Exodus 30−35
Red Dead Redemption 2 24−27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 45−50
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 24−27
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
Battlefield 5 70−75
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 55−60
Far Cry New Dawn 60−65
Forza Horizon 4 70−75
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Hitman 3 30−35
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24−27
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 35−40
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18−20
Battlefield 5 40−45
Cyberpunk 2077 10−11
Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
Forza Horizon 4 45−50
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16

Relative perfomance

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


Similar GPUs

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

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Recommended processors

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User rating

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