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

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The Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) has 8 CPU cores and can process 8 threads at the same time. The processor was presented in Q3/2021 and is based on the 1. Generation of the Apple M series series. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) achieved a result of 1,768 points (single-core) or 9,996 points (multi-core).
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)

At a glance

Name: Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
Family: Apple M series (25)
CPU group: Apple M1 (9)
Architecture: M1
Technology: 5 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 1
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) has 8 cores. The clock frequency of the Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) is 0.60 GHz (3.20 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

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: 0.60 GHz (3.20 GHz)
B-Core Frequency: 0.60 GHz (2.06 GHz)

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AI hardware: Apple Neural Engine
AI specifications: 16 Neural cores @ 11 TOPS
NPU + CPU + iGPU: --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) has the Apple M1 Pro (14 Core) installed, which has 224 streaming multiprocessors (1792 shaders).

GPU name: Apple M1 Pro (14 Core)
GPU frequency: 0.39 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.30 GHz
Compute units: 224
Shader: 1792
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2021
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 1
Direct X: --
Technology: 5 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 32 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

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 Pro (8-CPU) supports a maximum of 32 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 102.4 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR5-6400
102.4 GB/s
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 4.0
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) has a TDP of 35 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 35 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) is made in 5 nm and has 24.00 MB cache.

Technology: 5 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: 24.00 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 1103
Documents: --

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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 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 Ultra (64-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
114
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
114
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
114
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
113
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
Intel Core i7-13850HX Intel Core i7-13850HX
20C 28T @ 5.30 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 i9-9900K Intel Core i9-9900K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
640
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
639
Intel Core i5-1240P Intel Core i5-1240P
12C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
630
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
628
Intel Core i5-12450HX Intel Core i5-12450HX
8C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
624
Intel Core i7-10700KF Intel Core i7-10700KF
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
618
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
618

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

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 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
9704
Intel Core i7-1355U Intel Core i7-1355U
10C 12T @ 1.70 GHz
9687
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

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 i5-12490F Intel Core i5-12490F
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1778
Intel Core i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
1770
Intel Core i3-13100F Intel Core i3-13100F
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
1770
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

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 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
10094
Intel Core i7-11700B Intel Core i7-11700B
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
10074
Intel Xeon W-2245 Intel Xeon W-2245
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
10028
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
9996
Intel Xeon E-2378 Intel Xeon E-2378
8C 16T @ 2.60 GHz
9986
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
9977
Intel Xeon Gold 5119T Intel Xeon Gold 5119T
14C 28T @ 2.20 GHz
9963

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 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 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.
Intel Xeon E-2388G Intel Xeon E-2388G
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
10458
Intel Core i5-1350P Intel Core i5-1350P
12C 16T @ 1.90 GHz
10455
Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 3.70 GHz
10425
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
10412
Intel Core i7-12650H Intel Core i7-12650H
10C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
10411
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
10401
AMD Ryzen 7 5800 AMD Ryzen 7 5800
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
10397

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 Ultra 9 185H Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
Intel Iris Xe 8 Core Graphics 128 EUs (Meteor Lake) @ 2.35 GHz
4658
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-00-1DE) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-00-1DE)
Qualcomm Adreno X1 @ 1.50 GHz
4600
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
Qualcomm Adreno X1 @ 1.50 GHz
4600
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
Intel Core Ultra 7 165HL Intel Core Ultra 7 165HL
Intel Iris Xe 8 Core Graphics 128 EUs (Meteor Lake) @ 2.30 GHz
4559
Intel Core Ultra 7 165H Intel Core Ultra 7 165H
Intel Iris Xe 8 Core Graphics 128 EUs (Meteor Lake) @ 2.30 GHz
4559

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

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.
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 (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
12,402 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 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
Intel Core i7-1360P Intel Core i7-1360P
10,422 CB R23 MC @ 39 W
265
AMD Ryzen 5 7520U AMD Ryzen 5 7520U
5,214 CB R23 MC @ 20 W
264

AI performance (NPU)

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is given here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher.

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 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 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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