Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) - Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) has 20 cores with 20 threads and is based on the 1. gen of the Apple M series series. The processor was released in Q1/2022.
Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
Family: Apple M series
CPU group: Apple M1
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 1
Predecessor: --
Successor: --
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
CPU Cores / Threads: 20 / 20
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 16x Firestorm
B-Core: 4x Icestorm
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 3.20 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 2.06 GHz
Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics
GPU name: Apple M1 Ultra (48 Core)
GPU frequency: 1.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 768
Shader: 6144
Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 1
Direct X: --
Technology: 5 nm
Release date: Q1/2022
Hardware codec supportHardware codec support
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 & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: LPDDR5-6400
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 8
Bandwidth: 819.2 GB/s
ECC: No
PCIe: 4.0
AES-NI: Yes
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 60 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: 120 W
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation
L2-Cache: 52.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
Architecture: M1
Technology: 5 nm
Virtualization: None
Socket: N/A
Release date: Q1/2022
Part Number: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple M1 Ultra (48-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 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 @ 3.80 GHz
1538
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
1538
Intel Core i9-11900T Intel Core i9-11900T
8C 16T @ 1.50 GHz
1538
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
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-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.

Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
26455
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
26455
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
24309
Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
24189
Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
24189
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
24050
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12950HX
16C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
23019
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 i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
1804
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
1794
Intel Core i7-11700KF Intel Core i7-11700KF
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
1794
Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
1793
Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
1793
Intel Core i5-12600T Intel Core i5-12600T
6C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
1785
Intel Core i7-12800H Intel Core i7-12800H
14C 20T @ 1.80 GHz
1784
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 Epyc 7443P AMD Epyc 7443P
24C 48T @ 2.85 GHz
25985
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
32C 64T @ 3.50 GHz
25211
AMD Epyc 7413 AMD Epyc 7413
24C 48T @ 2.65 GHz
24322
Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
24055
Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
24055
Intel Xeon W-3175X Intel Xeon W-3175X
28C 56T @ 3.10 GHz
23465
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
32C 64T @ 3.70 GHz
22727
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 Ultra (64-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
Apple M1 Ultra (64 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
21200
Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
Apple M1 Ultra (48 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
15900
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
Apple M1 Max (32 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
10600
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
Apple M1 Max (24 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
7830
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 (10-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU)
Apple M1 Pro (14 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
4580
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
Apple M1 Pro (14 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
4580
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 Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
418
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
399
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
384
Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
379
Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
379
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
364
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
364
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



News and articles for the Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)


The Apple M1 Ultra has a total of 20 CPU cores, which with a clock frequency of 3.2 GHz (performance core) resp. 2.06 GHz (efficiency core) at the same level as already with the normal Apple M1 resp. the larger expansion stages Apple M1 Pro and Apple M1 Max lie.

The Apple M1 Ultra with 48-GPU cores has the same number of CPU cores as the Apple M1 Ultra with 64 GPU cores. The only difference between the two Apple M1 Ultra processors is the internal graphics unit (iGPU).

The Apple M1 Ultra is currently the largest and fastest Apple processor. It combines two individual Apple M1 Max processor chips via an interface with a bandwidth of 2.5 TB / s. A similar technology has long been used by AMD in its AMD Ryzen processors.

In addition to the CPU cores, the two graphics units (24 GPU cores each) are synchronized via the interfaces of the two processors in the Apple M1 Ultra. The interface itself, according to Apple, consists of 1000 separate lines, which make such a large bandwidth possible at all.

The storage bandwidth of the LPDDR5-6400 memory is close to 820 GB / s, which is approx. 10x as fast as current desktop processors from AMD and Intel. Since Apple does not put any external graphics device in its new products, the memory does not need to be so fast to slow down the GPUs of the Apple M1 Ultra. Processor and graphics unit divide dynamically up to 128 GB large memory.

The Apple M1 Ultra with 48 GPU cores achieves an FP32 computing power (simple accuracy) of 15.9 TFLOP / s. This is 25% less than the larger expansion stage of the Apple M1 Ultra with 64-GPU cores. This results in an FP32 performance of 21.2 TFLOP / s. Nevertheless, even the 48-core variant of the GPU is clearly superior to the iGPU of the competition and approx. 4x as fast as the iGPU of the AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX. Even in direct comparison with a dedicated graphics card from AMD or NVIDIA, the new Apple M1 Ultra looks good and is at about the level of an AMD Radeon RX 6800 (16.2 TFLOP / s) respectively. an NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti (16.5 TFLOP / s).


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