Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) vs Apple M1

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple M1
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1
Apple M series Family Apple M series
Apple M1 CPU group Apple M1
1 Generation 1
M1 Architecture M1
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor Apple M2

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

10 Cores 8
10 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.20 GHz A-Core Frequency 3.20 GHz
2.06 GHz B-Core Frequency 2.06 GHz
-- C-Core Frequency --

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Apple M1 Pro (16 Core) GPU Apple M1 (8 Core)
1.30 GHz GPU frequency 1.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo)
1 GPU Generation 1
5 nm Technology 5 nm
3 Max. displays 2
256 Execution units 128
2048 Shader 1024
16 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

LPDDR5-6400 Memory LPDDR4X-4266
32 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 Memory channels 2
204.8 GB/s Bandwidth 68.2 GB/s
No ECC No
28.00 MB L2 Cache 16.00 MB
L3 Cache
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

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

Technical detailsTechnical details

5 nm Technology 5 nm
ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation ISA extensions Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation
N/A Socket N/A
None Virtualization None
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q3/2021 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 M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
1534 (100%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1503 (98%)
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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 M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
12390 (100%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7759 (63%)
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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 M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
1768 (100%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1742 (99%)
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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 M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
12574 (100%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7650 (61%)
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V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4935 (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 M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
Apple M1 Pro (16 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
5300 (100%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
Apple M1 (8 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
2610 (49%)
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Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
192 (100%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
117 (61%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
314 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1
Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2021)">Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2021)">Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2021)
Apple iMac 24 (2021)">Apple iMac 24 (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 (L2020)">Apple MacBook Pro 13 (L2020)
Apple MacBook Air (2020)">Apple MacBook Air (2020)
Apple Mac mini (2020)">Apple Mac mini (2020)
Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021)">Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)">Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)
Apple iPad Air (2022)">Apple iPad Air (2022)
With the Apple M1, Apple has succeeded in the end of 2020 a large litter: The mobile processor based on the arm command set is fast and economical at the same time. This makes this hybrid core architecture to Big.Little. Very powerful CPU cores are mixed with low-power CPU cores. The smaller CPU cores have a very high efficiency and low energy consumption. These CPU cores then take over the computing operations incurred in the background or help with strong system load the larger CPU cores in the calculation.

The Apple M1 is used in the MacBook Air 2020 and the MacBook Pro 13 2020. Due to the high efficiency of the ARM processors manufactured in 5 Nm, the battery life of the models has almost doubled against the predecessor generation (still with Intel Processor). And even the CPU cooling can be significantly small due to the low heat development, with the MacBook Air 2020, Apple makes the processor even exclusively passively (ie without rotating fan).

The Apple M1x now represents the logical extension of the smaller Apple M1. The Apple M1x now has 8 instead of 4 performance cores, which are again supplemented by 4 more efficiency CPU cores. The clock frequency of the processors is still in the top at 3.2 GHz, but the Apple M1x can maintain this clock frequency longer because the processor is provided with a higher TDP (power loss). Overall, the Apple M1x therefore expects almost twice as fast as the already fixed Apple M1.

Even with the internal graphics unit (IGPU), Apple has once again clearly pressed: The Apple M1x (16 Core) graphic has 256 execution units and comes to a graphic bluh power of more than 5 tflops (FP32, simple accuracy). This is very fast for an internal graphic unit and makes many beginner graphics cards obsolete.

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