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Apple M1 8-Core GPU

Apple M1 8-Core GPU

The Apple M1 GPU is an integrated graphics card offering 8 cores (1 deactivated core in the entry MacBook Air) designed by Apple and integrated in the Apple M1 SoC. According to Apple it is faster and more energy efficient as competing products (like the Tiger Lake Xe GPU). The peak performance of the high end variant is 2.6 teraflops and thanks to the unified memory architecture it should have fast access to the RAM.

The Apple M1 is manufactured in the modern 5nm process at TSMC and should offer an excellent energy efficiency. According to internal tools, the M1 GPU uses under load approximately 10 Watt (11.5 Watt package power including the RAM).

ManufacturerApple
Apple M1 Series
M1 8-Core GPU 8 @ 1.28 GHz
M1 7-Core GPU compare 7 @ 1.28 GHz
Pipelines8 - unified
Core Speed1278 MHz
Shared Memoryno
technology5 nm
Date of Announcement10.11.2020
CPU in M1 8-Core GPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Apple M18 x 2064 MHz? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

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Additional Benchmarks
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For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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Notebook reviews with Apple M1 8-Core GPU graphics card

Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM): Apple M1, 13.30", 1.3 kg
  Review » Apple MacBook Air 2020 Review: Should you get the more powerful version of the M1 processor?

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB): Apple M1, 13.30", 1.4 kg
  Review » Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 Laptop Review: The entry-level Pro also gets the M1 performance boost

  External Review » Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)

Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM): Apple M1, 13.30", 1.3 kg
   » Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Benchmarks: Should you get 7 or 8 GPU cores?

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB): Apple M1, 13.30", 1.4 kg
   » Apple MacBook Pro 13 M1 with more than 20 hours battery runtime, but no performance advantage over the MacBook Air

   » The new Apple MacBook Pro 13 M1 is very good, but where are the Pro features compared to the MacBook Air?

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2020-11-10)