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Apple M1 Pro 16-Core GPU

Apple M1 Pro 16-Core GPU

The Apple M1 Pro 16-Core-GPU is an integrated graphics card by Apple offering all 16 cores in the M1 Pro Chip. The 2048 ALUs offer a theoretical performance of up to 5.3 Teraflops. 

The graphics card has no dedicated graphics memory but can use the fast LPDDR5-6400 unified memory with a 256 bit bus (up to 200 GBit/s).

The GPU clocks between 389 and 1296 MHz and offers no short term boost (389, 486, 648, 778, 972, 1296 MHz steps according to Powermetrics). The GPU is intended to use Apple Metal 2 API and could still be based on the older PowerVR architectures (last used in the Apple A10).

The Apple M1 Pro is manufactured in the modern 5nm process at TSMC and offers an excellent energy efficiency. According to the internal sensors, the GPU uses 15 Watt (Valley) to 20.6 W (Eve Online) under full load.

Apple M1 Series

M1 Max 32-Core GPU compare 32 @ 1.3 GHz512 Bit
M1 Max 24-Core GPU compare 24 @ 1.3 GHz
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU 16 @ 1.3 GHz
M1 Pro 14-Core GPU compare 14 @ 1.3 GHz
M1 8-Core GPU compare 8 @ 1.28 GHz
M1 7-Core GPU compare 7 @ 1.28 GHz
Pipelines16 - unified
Core Speed1296 MHz
Memory TypeLPDDR5-6400
Shared Memoryno
Power Consumption10 Watt
technology5 nm
Date of Announcement10.11.2020
CPU in M1 Pro 16-Core GPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Apple M1 Pro10 x 2064 MHz? MHz? MHz


Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
Power Consumption - GFXBench Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen Power Consumption 150cd *
40.7 Watt (16%)
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* 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.

low 1280x720
56.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
48  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
34.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
114  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
69.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
43.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
31.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
med. 1920x1080
63  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
57  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
50  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
45.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
45.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
54.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
43.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 2xAF 1920x1080
Borderlands 356.64834.826.2
Total War: Three Kingdoms11469.643.831.8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider635750
Civilization VI45.545.5
Deus Ex Mankind Divided54.243.1
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< 120 fps
≥ 120 fps





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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2022-07- 1)