Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) has 8 cores with 8 threads and is based on the 1. gen of the Apple M series series. The processor was released in Q3/2021.
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU). 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 Pro (8-CPU).

Name: Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
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 Pro (8-CPU) 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: 6x Firestorm
B-Core: 2x Icestorm
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 3.20 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 2.06 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) 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 Pro (14 Core)
GPU frequency: 1.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 224
Shader: 1792
Max. GPU Memory: 32 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 1
Direct X: --
Technology: 5 nm
Release date: Q3/2021

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: LPDDR5-6400
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
Bandwidth: 204.8 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): 30 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: 40 W
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) 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: 24.00 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: Q3/2021
Release price: --
Part Number: APL 1103
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) 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 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 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 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
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.

Microsoft XBox Series S Microsoft XBox Series S
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
9894
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
9704
Sony Playstation 5 Sony Playstation 5
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
9625
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
9569
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
9555
Intel Core i5-11500H Intel Core i5-11500H
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
9532
AMD Ryzen 5 5600HS AMD Ryzen 5 5600HS
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
9439
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 i7-12800H Intel Core i7-12800H
14C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
1784
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
1783
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
1783
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1768
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
1768
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
1768
Intel Core i5-12600HX Intel Core i5-12600HX
12C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1765
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.

Intel Core i7-1280P Intel Core i7-1280P
14C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
10126
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
10097
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
10094
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
9996
Intel Xeon D-2183IT Intel Xeon D-2183IT
16C 32T @ 2.20 GHz
9914
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
9874
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
9874
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.

Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
Apple M1 Max (24 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
7830
Apple M2 Pro Apple M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro (16 Core) @ 1.40 GHzNot verified
5680
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
Apple M1 Pro (16 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
5300
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
Apple M1 Pro (14 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
4580
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU)
Apple M1 Pro (14 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
4580
Microsoft XBox Series S Microsoft XBox Series S
AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (XBox Series S) @ 1.57 GHz
4000
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850HS AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850HS
AMD Radeon RX 680M @ 2.40 GHz
3686
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.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
183
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
182
AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
182
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
181
Intel Core i7-10700F Intel Core i7-10700F
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
180
Intel Core i7-10700 Intel Core i7-10700
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
180
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
178
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



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