Apple's impressive M1 Max benchmark - almost on par with GeForce RTX 3080

Apple introduced the 5nm M1 Max and M1 Pro processors along with the MacBook Pro laptops. In the open spaces

the world wide web has already appeared the results of the test graphics chip M1 Max.

The top version of the mobile processor includes32-core graphics accelerator. The cores contain 16 execution units, each of which provides eight arithmetic and logistics devices. We multiply all this and get 4096 stream processors.

Apple announced at the presentation thatthe maximum theoretical GPU manufacturer in M1 Max reaches 10.4 TFLOPS. This is on par with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 mobile discrete graphics card. However, Apple noted that at 60W TGP, its new chip competes with the 160W GeForce RTX 3080. According to the American manufacturer, the M1 Max delivers nearly the same performance while consuming 100 watts less.


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I had to test the mobile processor inGFXBench 5 as macOS doesn't have most graphics testing software. The test was performed on a device with macOS X and the Metal low-level API installed.

Integrated GPU in Apple M1 Max proved itselfnot bad, showing performance at the level of the GeForce RTX 3080 and Radeon RX 6800M. Moreover, in some tests the integrated video chip turned out to be much more powerful than discrete graphics accelerators. For example, in Manhattan. Only in ALU 2 did AMD and NVIDIA cards leave no chance for the M1 Max.


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The M1 chip also took part in the test.The company said that the new processor outperforms its predecessor by four. Testing with GFXBench only confirmed this. Although the difference was not huge in all loads.

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