Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) vs AMD GX-216HC

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Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD GX-216HC
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) AMD GX-216HC

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) and the AMD GX-216HC and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) 14 core processor released in Q4/2023 with the AMD GX-216HC which has 2 CPU cores and was introduced in Q2/2014.
Apple M series (25) Family AMD G (38)
Apple M3 (6) CPU group AMD G-Series 2nd Gen (11)
3 Generation 2
M3 Architecture Temash (Jaguar+)
Mobile Segment Mobile
Apple M2 Max (30-GPU) Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) is a 14 core processor with a clock frequency of 0.70 GHz (4.06 GHz). The processor can compute 14 threads at the same time. The AMD GX-216HC clocks with 1.60 GHz, has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel.

Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Characteristic AMD GX-216HC
14 Cores 2
14 Threads 2
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
0.70 GHz (4.06 GHz)
10x P-Core
A-Core 1.60 GHz
2x Jaguar+
0.74 GHz (2.75 GHz)
4x E-Core
B-Core --

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Characteristic AMD GX-216HC
Apple Neural Engine AI hardware --
16 Neural cores @ 35 TOPS AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Apple M3 Max (30 Core) GPU AMD Radeon HD 8210
0.39 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
1.40 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation 5
3 nm Technology 28 nm
5 Max. displays 2
480 Compute units 2
3840 Shader 128
Yes Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
96 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
-- DirectX Version 11.1

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Apple M3 Max (30 Core) GPU AMD Radeon HD 8210
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 No
Decode Codec VP8 No
Decode Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 96 GB of memory in a maximum of 3 memory channels is supported by the Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU), while the AMD GX-216HC supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 8.6 GB/s enabled.

Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Characteristic AMD GX-216HC
LPDDR5-6400 Memory DDR3-1066
96 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
3 Memory channels 1 (Single Channel)
307.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 8.6 GB/s
No ECC Yes
36.00 MB L2 Cache 1.00 MB
-- L3 Cache --
4.0 PCIe version 2.0
-- PCIe lanes 8
-- PCIe Bandwidth 4.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) has a TDP of 50 W. The TDP of the AMD GX-216HC is 10 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Characteristic AMD GX-216HC
50 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 10 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) has 36.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 3 nm. The cache of AMD GX-216HC is at 1.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 28 nm.

Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Characteristic AMD GX-216HC
3 nm Technology 28 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
-- Socket FT3
Apple Virtualization Framework Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI Yes
macOS, iPadOS Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q4/2023 Release date Q2/2014
-- Release price --
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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 M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
Apple M3 Max (30 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
10650 (100%)
AMD GX-216HC AMD GX-216HC
AMD Radeon HD 8210 @ 0.30 GHz
77 (1%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 4.06 GHz
141 (100%)
AMD GX-216HC AMD GX-216HC
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 4.06 GHz
1373 (100%)
AMD GX-216HC AMD GX-216HC
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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 M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 4.06 GHz
1968 (100%)
AMD GX-216HC AMD GX-216HC
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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 M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 3.60 GHz
20983 (100%)
AMD GX-216HC AMD GX-216HC
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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 M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 4.06 GHz
2150 (100%)
AMD GX-216HC AMD GX-216HC
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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 M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 3.60 GHz
20961 (100%)
AMD GX-216HC AMD GX-216HC
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 4.06 GHz
3125 (100%)
AMD GX-216HC AMD GX-216HC
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 3.60 GHz
19404 (100%)
AMD GX-216HC AMD GX-216HC
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 0.70 GHz
35 (100%)
AMD GX-216HC AMD GX-216HC
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) AMD GX-216HC
Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2023)
Unknown

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