Apple A8 vs. Apple M1

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple A8 CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple M1
Apple A8 Apple M1
1.10 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
1.50 GHz Turbo (1 Core)
1.50 GHz Turbo (All Cores)
2 Cores 8
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
normal Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
Apple A8 GPU Apple M1 (8 Core)
0.53 GHz GPU frequency 3.20 GHz
GPU (Turbo)
5 GPU Generation 1
20 nm Technology 5 nm
DirectX Version
1 Max. displays 2
4 Execution units 128
128 Shader
4 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
Decode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec AVC Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode
A8 Architecture M1
LPDDR3-1600 Memory LPDDR4X-4266
1 Memory channels 2
2 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
No ECC No
1.00 MB L2 Cache 16.00 MB
4.00 MB L3 Cache
PCIe version 4.0
PCIe lanes
20 nm Technology 5 nm
ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
N/A Socket N/A
5W TDP (PL1) 15W
Yes AES-NI Yes
None Virtualization None
Q3/2014 Release date Q4/2020
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple A8 Apple A8
2x 1.10 GHz (1.50 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
1514 (100%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple A8 Apple A8
2x 1.10 GHz (1.50 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
7760 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple A8 Apple A8
2x 1.10 GHz (1.50 GHz)
324 (19%)
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Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
1744 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple A8 Apple A8
2x 1.10 GHz (1.50 GHz)
607 (8%)
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Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
7676 (100%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Apple A8 Apple A8
Apple A8 @ 0.53 GHz
137 (5%)
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Apple M1 Apple M1
Apple M1 (8 Core) @ 3.20 GHz
2600 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Apple A8 Apple M1
Apple iPhone 6
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Apple iPad Mini 4
Apple TV HD
Apple HomePod
Apple iPod touch (6. Gen)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 (L2020)
Apple MacBook Air (2020)
Apple Mac mini (2020)

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