Note: The information shown below is based on a pre-sample. Technical details or benchmark results may be different in the final version of this processor.

Apple M1X - Benchmark, Test and Specs

Apple M1X

CPU generation and familyCPU generation and family

Name: Apple M1X Segment: Mobile
Family: Apple M series Generation: 1
CPU group: Apple M1X
Predecessor: -- Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

Frequency: 3.35 GHz CPU Cores: 12
Turbo (1 Core): No turbo CPU Threads: 12
Turbo (12 Cores): No turbo
Hyperthreading: No Overclocking: No
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A core: 10x Firestorm B core: 2x Icestorm
C core: --

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

GPU name: Apple M1X (16 Core)
GPU frequency: 3.20 GHz GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 256 Shader: 0
Max. GPU Memory: 16 GB Max. displays: 3
Generation: 1 DirectX Version:
Technology: 5 nm Release date: Q3/2021

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

Memory type: LPDDR4X-4266 Max. Memory: 64 GB
ECC: No Memory channels: 2
PCIe version: 4.0 PCIe lanes:

EncryptionEncryption

AES-NI: Yes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

TDP (PL1): 35 W TDP up: 45 W
TDP (PL2): -- TDP down: --
Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Virtualization: None
ISA extensions: Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation
L2-Cache: 32.00 MB L3-Cache: --
Architecture: M1X Technology: 5 nm
Socket: N/A Release date: Q3/2021
Part Number: --

Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Used in: Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2021)
Apple Mac Mini Pro (2021)

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.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
1569
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Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6x 3.90 GHz (4.90 GHz) HT
1564
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Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6x 3.90 GHz (4.90 GHz) HT
1564
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Apple M1X Apple M1X
12x 3.35 GHz
1562
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Intel Xeon W-11855M Intel Xeon W-11855M
6x 3.20 GHz (4.90 GHz) HT
1540
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Intel Core i9-11900H Intel Core i9-11900H
8x 2.50 GHz (4.90 GHz) HT
1540
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AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5750G AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5750G
8x 3.80 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
1538
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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 i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
15011
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Intel Core i7-11700KF Intel Core i7-11700KF
8x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
15011
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Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10x 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
14998
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Apple M1X Apple M1X
12x 3.35 GHz
14975
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AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5750G AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5750G
8x 3.80 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
14350
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Intel Core i9-10900X Intel Core i9-10900X
10x 3.70 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
14301
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AMD Ryzen 7 5700G AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
8x 3.80 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
14211
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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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8x 3.50 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
1878
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Intel Core i9-11900 Intel Core i9-11900
8x 2.50 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
1831
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Intel Core i9-11900F Intel Core i9-11900F
8x 2.50 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
1831
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Apple M1X Apple M1X
12x 3.35 GHz
1811
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Intel Core i7-11700KF Intel Core i7-11700KF
8x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
1794
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Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
1794
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Apple A15 Bionic Apple A15 Bionic
6x 3.23 GHz
1732
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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 i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18x 3.00 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
15841
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Intel Core i9-9980XE Intel Core i9-9980XE
18x 3.00 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
15725
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3955WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3955WX
16x 3.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
15679
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Apple M1X Apple M1X
12x 3.35 GHz
15120
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24x 3.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
14740
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
14650
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
14322
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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 M1X Apple M1X
Apple M1X (16 Core) @ 3.20 GHz
5200
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Intel Core i7-8809G Intel Core i7-8809G
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH Graphics @ 1.19 GHz
3656
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Intel Core i7-8709G Intel Core i7-8709G
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH Graphics @ 1.19 GHz
3656
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Apple M2 Apple M2
Apple M2 (8 Core) @ 3.50 GHz
2844
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Apple M1 Apple M1
Apple M1 (8 Core) @ 3.20 GHz
2600
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Intel Core i7-8706G Intel Core i7-8706G
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics @ 1.01 GHz
2588
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Intel Core i5-8305G Intel Core i5-8305G
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics @ 1.01 GHz
2588
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The Apple M1X is the second Apple processor for notebooks and desktop PCs. In contrast to the Apple M1, the manufacturer relies on 10 "Firestorm" cores that provide very fast computing power. The 2 "Icestorm" cores of the Apple M1 are also found in the big brother. The "Icestorm" CPU cores are responsible for the processors high efficiency and mainly take care of background tasks. The efficiency cores support the performance cores during high computing loads.

The Apple M1X has a clock frequency of 3.2 GHz in the base. The processor does not have a turbo mode, but it can reduce its clock frequency significantly internally. Modern AMD or Intel processors, for example, do this.

Like the Apple M1, the Apple M1X is also based on ARM-64 technology, but was designed by Apple itself. It has a very high computing power, which does not have to hide from modern processors from other manufacturers. The processor is manufactured in 5 nm at TSMC and is one of the most efficient processors on the market. Due to its high efficiency, its heat development is also relatively low. Therefore, the processor can keep its computing power stable even in longer load phases. However, this requires an active fan.

Apple also relies on its own creation for the iGPU (internal graphics). The Apple M1X 16 core graphics achieves 5.2 TFLOPS in FP32 calculations (single precision). This makes it slightly faster than an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 ti (4.7 TFLOPS) and slightly slower than an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (6.5 TFLOPS).

The Apple M1X supports up to 64 GB of LPDDR4X memory and PCIe 4.0, and up to 2 external displays can be connected to the system via USB-C or HDMI (plus 1 internal display).


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