Apple M1 (7-GPU) Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple M1 (7-GPU) has 8 cores with 8 threads and is based on the 1. gen of the Apple M series series. The processor was released in Q4/2020.
Apple M1 (7-GPU)

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Apple M1 (7-GPU). Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Apple M1 (7-GPU).

Name: Apple M1 (7-GPU)
Family: Apple M series
CPU group: Apple M1
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 1
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Apple M1 (7-GPU) can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 8
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 4x Firestorm
B-Core: 4x Icestorm
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 3.20 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 2.06 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Apple M1 (7-GPU) has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

GPU name: Apple M1 (7 Core)
GPU frequency: 1.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 112
Shader: 896
Max. GPU Memory: 8 GB
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 1
Direct X: --
Technology: 5 nm
Release date: Q4/2020

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.

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

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: LPDDR4X-4266
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
Bandwidth: 68.2 GB/s
ECC: No
PCIe: 4.0
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

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

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Apple M1 (7-GPU) as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Technology: 5 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: N/A
L2-Cache: 16.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
Architecture: M1
Operating systems: macOS
Virtualization: Apple Virtualization Framework
Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation
Release date: Q4/2020
Release price: --
Part Number: APL 1102
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple M1 (7-GPU) have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


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.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1504
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1504
Intel Core i7-1165G7 Intel Core i7-1165G7
4C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
1504
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1503
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1503
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
1499
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
1498
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



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.

AMD Ryzen 5 6600U AMD Ryzen 5 6600U
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
8018
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
7969
Intel Core i7-8700B Intel Core i7-8700B
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
7969
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7759
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7759
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
7555
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
7545
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1754
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
1745
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
1745
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1742
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1742
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5645 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5645
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1739
Intel Core i3-12300 Intel Core i3-12300
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1739
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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.

AMD Ryzen 7 4700S AMD Ryzen 7 4700S
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
7745
Intel Xeon E5-1660 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v3
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
7713
Intel Core i9-11900T Intel Core i9-11900T
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
7680
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7650
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7650
AMD Ryzen Embedded V2546 AMD Ryzen Embedded V2546
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
7647
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
7612
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i7-8705G Intel Core i7-8705G
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics @ 1.01 GHz
2588
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Qualcomm Adreno 730 @ 0.90 GHz
2454
HiSilicon Kirin 9000 HiSilicon Kirin 9000
ARM Mali-G78 MP24 @ 0.76 GHz
2332
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
Apple M1 (7 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
2290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Qualcomm Adreno 730 @ 0.82 GHz
2236
Intel Core i7-1280P Intel Core i7-1280P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) @ 1.45 GHz
2223
Intel Core i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) @ 1.45 GHz
2223
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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.

Intel Core i7-10850H Intel Core i7-10850H
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
119
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
118
Intel Core i7-8700B Intel Core i7-8700B
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
118
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
117
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
117
Intel Core i5-10500 Intel Core i5-10500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
116
Intel Core i7-10750H Intel Core i7-10750H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
114
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



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.

AMD A10-6800K AMD A10-6800K
4C 4T @ 4.40 GHz
309.5
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
313
Intel Core i7-5930K Intel Core i7-5930K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
313.2
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
314
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
314
Intel Core i5-9600KF Intel Core i5-9600KF
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
315.5
Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
318.4
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



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.

AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
5594
Intel Core i5-10500H Intel Core i5-10500H
6C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
5353
Intel Core i5-9500 Intel Core i5-9500
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
4949
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4935
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4935
Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
4873
Intel Core i7-6800K Intel Core i7-6800K
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
4855
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



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