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Apple M1 Pro 8-Core

Apple M1 Pro 8-Core

The Apple M1 Pro 8-Core is a System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that is found in the late 2021 MacBook Pro 14 and 16-inch models. It offers 8 cores from the 10 available in the chip divided in six performance cores (P-cores with 600 - 3220 MHz) and four power-efficiency cores (E-cores with 600 - 2064 MHz). The cores are similar to the cores in the Apple M1.

The big cores (codename Firestorm) offer 192 KB instruction cache, 128 KB data cache, and 24 MB shared L2 cache (up from 12 MB in the M1). The four efficiency cores (codename Icestorm) are a lot smaller and offer only 128 KB instruction cache, 64 KB data cache, and 4 MB shared cache. Finally, the SoC includes 16 MB System Level Cache shared by the GPU. The efficiency cores (E cluster) clock with 600 - 2064 MHz, the performance cores (P cluster) with 600 - 3228 MHz.

The unified memory (16 or 32 GB LPDDR5-6400) next to the chip is connected by a 256 bit memory controller and can be used by the GPU and CPU.

The integrated graphics card in the M1 Pro offers 14 cores (of the 16 cores in the chip).

Furthermore, the SoC integrates a fast 16 core neural engine, a secure enclave (e.g., for encryption), a unified memory architecture, Thunderbolt 4 controller, an ISP, and media de- and encoders (including ProRes).

The M1 Pro is manufactured in 5 nm at TSMC and integrates 33.7 billion transistors. The peak power consumption of the chip was advertised around 30W for CPU intensive tasks.

SeriesApple Apple M-Series

Series: Apple M-Series

Apple M1 Max compare2.06 - 3.22 GHz10 / 10 cores48 MB L3
Apple M1 Pro compare2.06 - 3.22 GHz10 / 10 cores24 MB L3
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core « 2.06 - 3.22 GHz8 / 8 cores16 MB L3
Apple M1 compare2.06 - 3.22 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Clock Rate2060 - 3220 MHz
Level 1 Cache2.3 MB
Level 2 Cache28 MB
Level 3 Cache16 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Transistor Count33700 Million
Manufacturing Technology5 nm
FeaturesARMv8 Instruction Set
GPUApple M1 Pro 14-Core GPU ( - 1296 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date10/18/2021

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1320 Points (8%)
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Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
407.2 ms (0%)
Power Consumption - Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd *
14.8 Watt (6%)
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Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
5.4 Watt (6%)
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- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Other CPUs of the series Apple M-Series

» Apple M1 Max
   10x 2.06 GHz - 3.22 GHz
» Apple M1 Pro
   10x 2.06 GHz - 3.22 GHz
» Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
   8x 2.06 GHz - 3.22 GHz
» Apple M1
   8x 2.06 GHz - 3.22 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Core i7-11800H
   8x 2.3 GHz - 4.6 GHz
+ Intel Core 5 120U
   10x 0.9 GHz - 5 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-1355U
   10x 1.2 GHz - 5 GHz
+ AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
   8x 2.7 GHz - 4.75 GHz
+ AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6860Z
   8x 2.7 GHz - 4.75 GHz
» Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
   8x 2.06 GHz - 3.22 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
   8x 3.2 GHz - 4.4 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 7 7736U
   8x 2.7 GHz - 4.7 GHz
- Intel Core Ultra 5 135U
   12x 3.6 GHz - 4.4 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
   8x 2.7 GHz - 4.7 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650H
   6x 3.3 GHz - 4.5 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2021-11-17)