Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) is a 10 core processor. It can process 10 threads concurrently and is based on the 1. gen of the Apple M series series. The processor was released in Q3/2021. The Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) scores 1,783 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 12,693 points.
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Apple M1 Max (32-GPU).

Name: Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
Family: Apple M series (25)
CPU group: Apple M1 (9)
Architecture: M1
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 1
Predecessor: --
Successor: Apple M2 Max (38-GPU)

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 10 CPU cores of the Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) clock with 0.60 GHz (3.20 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 10 / 10
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 8x Firestorm
B-Core: 2x Icestorm
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 0.60 GHz (3.20 GHz)
B-Core Frequency: 0.60 GHz (2.06 GHz)

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.

AI hardware: Apple Neural Engine
AI specifications: 16 Neural cores @ 11 TOPS

Internal Graphics

With the Apple M1 Max (32 Core), the Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) has an build in graphic solution. It has 512 SM processors, which have a total of 4096 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Apple M1 Max (32 Core)
GPU frequency: 0.39 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.30 GHz
Compute units: 512
Shader: 4096
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2021
Max. displays: 5
Generation: 1
Direct X: --
Technology: 5 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 32 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

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 Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) supports up to 64 GB memory in up to 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 409.6 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR5-6400
409.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 64 GB
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 4.0
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) has a TDP of 45 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 45 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) has a 28.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 5 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 5 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: 28.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: macOS
Virtualization: Apple Virtualization Framework
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8.5-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation
Release date: Q3/2021
Release price: --
Part Number: APL 1104
Documents: --

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Benchmark results

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The benchmark results for the Apple M1 Max (32-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.

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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 M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
113
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
113
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
113
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
112
Intel Core i7-13850HX Intel Core i7-13850HX
20C 28T @ 5.30 GHz
112
Intel Core i5-13500 Intel Core i5-13500
14C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
112
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
112

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.
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
806
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
802
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
802
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
796
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
796
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
783
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.50 GHz
782

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 7 PRO 5750G AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5750G
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1538
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 4.80 GHz
1538
Intel Core i9-11900T Intel Core i9-11900T
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1538
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
1534
Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
1534
Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
1534
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
1534

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 7 PRO 6850HS AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850HS
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
12545
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
12454
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
12454
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
12402
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
12402
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
12390
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
12390

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 i5-12600T Intel Core i5-12600T
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1785
Intel Core i7-12800H Intel Core i7-12800H
14C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
1784
Intel Core i7-12800HL Intel Core i7-12800HL
14C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
1784
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
1783
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
1783
Intel Core i7-12650HX Intel Core i7-12650HX
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
1781
Intel Core i5-13600H Intel Core i5-13600H
12C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
1780

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 7745HX AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
12744
Intel Xeon Gold 5218N Intel Xeon Gold 5218N
16C 32T @ 2.50 GHz
12732
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 4.40 GHz
12703
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
12693
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
12693
Intel Core i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900HK
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
12662
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
12662

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 7540U AMD Ryzen 5 7540U
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
2402
AMD Ryzen 5 7545U AMD Ryzen 5 7545U
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
2402
AMD Ryzen 5 8540U AMD Ryzen 5 8540U
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
2402
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
2397
Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
2397
Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
2397
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
2397

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.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940H AMD Ryzen 9 7940H
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
12447
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
12447
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
12447
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
12439
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
12439
Intel Core i9-12900TE Intel Core i9-12900TE
16C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
12411
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
12407

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.
Microsoft XBox Series X Microsoft XBox Series X
AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (XBox Series X) @ 1.83 GHz
12150
Apple M2 Max (30-GPU) Apple M2 Max (30-GPU)
Apple M2 Max (30 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
10650
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
Apple M3 Max (30 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
10650
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
Apple M1 Max (32 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
10600
Sony Playstation 5 Sony Playstation 5
AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (Playstation 5) @ 2.23 GHz
10300
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
Apple M1 Max (24 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
7830
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
Apple M2 Pro (19 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
6745

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 i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
215
Intel Core i7-1280P Intel Core i7-1280P
14C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
206
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 3.60 GHz
197
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
192
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
192
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
192
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
192

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Xeon Gold 5218 Intel Xeon Gold 5218
16C 32T @ 2.70 GHz
22369
Intel Xeon Gold 6136 Intel Xeon Gold 6136
12C 24T @ 3.30 GHz
22355
Intel Xeon Gold 6144 Intel Xeon Gold 6144
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
22306
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
22255
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
22255
Intel Xeon W-2255 Intel Xeon W-2255
10C 20T @ 4.40 GHz
22217
AMD Ryzen 7 5700GE AMD Ryzen 7 5700GE
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
22203

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X
98,322 CB R23 MC @ 349 W
282
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU)
12,390 CB R23 MC @ 45 W
275
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
12,390 CB R23 MC @ 45 W
275
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
12,402 CB R23 MC @ 45 W
275
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
12,402 CB R23 MC @ 45 W
275
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
9,569 CB R23 MC @ 35 W
273
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
13,824 CB R23 MC @ 51 W
270

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).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
8C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
12
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10C 10T @ 0.60 GHz
11
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
8C 8T @ 0.60 GHz
11
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU)
10C 10T @ 0.60 GHz
11
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
10C 10T @ 0.60 GHz
11

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