Apple M1 in 3 Benchmarks. 5 nm, 3.20 GHz

Apple M1 Testing in 3 Benchmarks. Apple M1 Specifications: The architecture is M1 , the number of cores is 8, and the number of threads is 8. The base clock speed of Apple M1 is 3.20 GHz. The model supports motherboards with a socket of N/A. The Supported Memory Type is LPDDR4X-4266 (maximum 16 GB).  PCIe version is .

Basic specifications Apple M1

Apple M1 technical specifications and performance testing in benchmarks will open you to all the advantages and disadvantages of Apple M1. Please learn the key figures of the clock speed and L2/L3 cache and make the right decision.

Essentials Specifications Apple M1

The general technical information depicts the base data of a CPU’s number of cores and threads, and base and turbo-boost clock speed. Here are key features influencing the performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 8
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A core: 4x Firestorm
B core: 4x Icestorm
C core: --
Hyperthreading: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 3.20 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): No turbo
Turbo Frequency (8 Cores): No turbo

CPU generation and family Apple M1

The generation of a Apple M1 CPU, the segment of usage (computer, server or mobile type), the preceding model of a CPU, and its successor.

Name: Apple M1
Family: Apple M series
CPU group: Apple M1
Generation: 1
Segment: Mobile
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

Processor Graphics Apple M1

Not every CPU is equipped with a built-in graphic core. However, if Apple M1 has internal graphics, it is another advantage. Please pay attention to the base and turbo clock speed of the graphic core.

GPU name: Apple M1 (8 Core)
GPU frequency: 3.20 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 128
Max. GPU Memory: 8 GB
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 1
Technology: 5 nm
Release date: Q4/2020

Hardware codec support Apple M1

Technical information that does not affect the final performance.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory Specifications Apple M1

Which memory does Apple M1 support? How many channels are operated and how large the memory capacity can be to build in the motherboard? Here are the general data on the capacity and other technology.

Memory type: LPDDR4X-4266
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2
ECC: No
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal Management (TDP) Apple M1

TDP shows which cooling system is necessary for a Apple M1 CPU. It stands for Thermal Design Power. Here are all the CPU specifications: the maximum temperature, the approximate thermal calculation for power supply and others.

TDP (PL1): 15 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: 20 W
TDP down: 10 W
Tjunction max.: --

Additional specifications Apple M1

Apple M1 technical specifications contain the general data on the technological process of chip production (in nanometer), the cache of L2/L3, the architecture of the central core and ISA extension.

Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation
L2-Cache: 16.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
Architecture: M1
Technology: 5 nm
Virtualization: None
Socket: N/A
Release date: Q4/2020
Part Number: --

Use Conditions Apple M1

Used in: Apple iMac 24 (2021) Apple MacBook Pro 13 (L2020) Apple MacBook Air (2020) Apple Mac mini (2020) Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021) Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) - Apple M1

Cinebench R23 benchmark produced by Maxon is a real cross-platform set of testing which evaluate the total CPU performance and operates on Cinema4D. The score of the Cinebench R23 (single-core) shows how efficient the CPU in games and operation is.

iGPU - FP32 Performance - Apple M1

The testing benchmark iGPU is integrated graphics cores in the central processor. The general graphics performance to benchmark the high-speed performance of the video chip is tested. The evaluation scores are presented below. Pay attention that not every manufacturer builds in an inner graphics core. Thus, the general results of the performance do not depend on this parameter, that is considered of good advantage.

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) - Apple M1

Many wonders how good the scores of Geekbench 5 in testing CPUs are. So, we are here to answer: they are accurate and impartial to brands. The higher the evaluation of Geekbench 5 in testing performance of a CPU single core is, the better. Check out the results and compare them.

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