Apple M1 8-Core GPU vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile

Price now no data
Games supported 99%
Apple M1 8-Core GPU
Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed 1278
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 780 - 1100
  • Max video memory 8192 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 99%
Graphics card Graphics card Apple M1 8-Core GPU vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating6268
Architectureno dataAmpere
GPU code nameno dataGN20-E5 GA104
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date10 November 2020 (1 year ago)4 January 2021 (less than a year ago)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores85120
Core clock speed1278 MHz780 - 1100 MHz
Boost clock speedno data1290 - 1620 MHz
Number of transistorsno data17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology5 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)no data115 Watt
Texture fill rateno data287.0

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Apple M1 8-Core GPU and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizeno datalarge
Interfaceno dataPCIe 4.0 x16


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeno dataGDDR6
Maximum RAM amountno data8 GB
Memory bus widthno data256 Bit
Memory clock speedno data14000 MHz
Memory bandwidthno data320.0 GB/s
Shared memory+-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectorsno data1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMIno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectXno data12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Modelno data6.5
OpenGLno data4.6
OpenCLno data2.0
Vulkanno data1.2
CUDAno data8.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 54.77
RTX 3070 Mobile 53.87
  • 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
RTX 3070 Mobile 457024

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

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

1440pno data80
4Kno data53

Medium Preset

Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27

High Preset

Shadow of the Tomb Raider 32

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 54.77 53.87
Novelty 10 November 2020 4 January 2021
Pipelines / CUDA cores 8 5120
Chip lithography 5 8

Technical City couldn't decide between

Apple M1 8-Core GPU
Apple M1 8-Core GPU


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 6700M, which is slower by 18% and lower by 36 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon RX 6700M Radeon RX 6700M

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User rating

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374 ratings
Apple M1 8-Core GPU
Apple M1 8-Core GPU
260 ratings
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile

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