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Apple M1

Apple M1

The Apple M1 is a System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that is found in the late 2020 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13, and Mac Mini. It offers 8 cores divided in four performance cores and four power-efficiency cores. The big cores offer 192 KB instruction cache, 128 KB data cache, and 12 MB shared L2 cache. According to Apple the performance of these cores should be better than anything on the market (in late 2020). The four efficiency cores are a lot smaller and offer only 128 KB instruction cache, 64 KB data cache, and 4 MB shared cache. The efficiency cores (E cluster) clock with 600 - 2064 MHz, the performance cores (P cluster) with 600 - 3204 MHz.

The M1 is available in two TDP variants, a passive cooled 10 Watt variant for the MacBook Air and an active cooled faster variant for the MacBook Pro 13 and Mac Mini. Those should offer a better-sustained performance according to Apple.

The integrated graphics card in the M1 offers 8 cores (7 cores in the entry MacBook Air) and a peak performance of 2.6 teraflops. Apple claims that it is faster than any other iGPU at the time of announcement.

Furthermore, the SoC integrates a fast 16 core neural engine with a peak performance of 11 TOPS (for AI hardware acceleration), a secure enclave (e.g., for encryption), a unified memory architecture, Thunderbolt / USB 4 controller, an ISP, and media de- and encoders.

The Apple M1 includes 16 billion transistors (up from the 10 billion of the A12Z Bionic and therefore double the amount of a Tiger Lake-U chip like the i7-1185G7) and is manufactured in 5nm at TSMC.

SeriesApple Apple M-Series
Series: Apple M-Series
Apple M1 Max compare0 - 3.22 GHz10 / 10
Apple M1 Pro compare2.06 - 3.22 GHz10 / 10
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core compare0 - 3.22 GHz8 / 8
» Apple M12.06 - 3.2 GHz8 / 8
Clock Rate2064 - 3200 MHz
Level 1 Cache2 MB
Level 2 Cache16 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Transistor Count16000 Million
Manufacturing Technology5 nm
FeaturesARMv8 Instruction Set
GPUApple M1 8-Core GPU
64 Bit64 Bit support
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date11/10/2020

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1020     avg: 1063     median: 1072 (11%)     max: 1087 Points
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AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
min: 104389     avg: 105297     median: 105297 (88%)     max: 106205 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
min: 110874     avg: 111266     median: 111266 (90%)     max: 111658 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
min: 533978     avg: 539206     median: 539206 (99%)     max: 544434 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
min: 267169     avg: 271808     median: 271808 (98%)     max: 276446 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
min: 1017190     avg: 1027580     median: 1027580 (99%)     max: 1037960 Points
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Reviews for the Apple Apple M-Series M1 processor

Apple iMac 24 M1 2021 (Apple M1 8-Core GPU, 23.50")
» Apple iMac 24 M1 2021 in review: Does Apple's M1 SoC also convince in the desktop? - Review

Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 (Apple M1 8-Core GPU, 11.00")
» Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021) tablet review - The Apple tablet sparks the M1-Turbo - Review
» Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 - External Review
» Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021): Closer to a laptop than ever before -

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378 (Apple M1 8-Core GPU, 12.90")
» Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 tablet review - A Mini LED trump card? - Review
» Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 - External Review
» Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021): A behemoth that is almost the perfect tablet -

Apple Mac Mini Late 2020 Entry (M1, 8GB) (Apple M1 8-Core GPU, ")
» Apple Mac Mini Late 2020 in review: The most affordable M1 is also convincing - Review
» Apple Mac Mini: The affordable entry into the M1 world -

Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry (Apple M1 7-Core GPU, 13.30")
» Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry Review: Apple M1 CPU humbles Intel and AMD - Review
» Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry - External Review
» Apple MacBook Air M1 with 50 % longer battery runtime, but the weak power adapter limits the charging performance -
» Be careful when you buy a MacBook Air: Avoid the Intel SKUs of the 2020 Air -

Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM) (Apple M1 8-Core GPU, 13.30")
» Apple MacBook Air 2020 Review: Should you get the more powerful version of the M1 processor? - Review
» Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM) - External Review
» 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 8-Core GPU, 13.30")
» Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 Laptop Review: The entry-level Pro also gets the M1 performance boost - Review
» Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB) - External Review
» 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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Other CPUs of the series Apple M-Series

» Apple M1 Max
   10x - 3.22 GHz
» Apple M1 Pro
   10x 2.06 GHz - 3.22 GHz
» Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
   8x - 3.22 GHz
» Apple M1
   8x 2.06 GHz - 3.2 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Core i7-8850H
   6x 2.6 GHz - 4.3 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-11370H
   4x 3.3 GHz - 4.8 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-1185G7
   4x 3 GHz - 4.8 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-8750H
   6x 2.2 GHz - 4.1 GHz
+ AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
   8x 2 GHz - 4.1 GHz
» Apple M1
   8x 2.06 GHz - 3.2 GHz
- Intel Core i7-1165G7
   4x 2.8 GHz - 4.7 GHz
- Intel Core i7-10810U
   6x 1.1 GHz - 4.9 GHz
- Intel Core i7-10710U
   6x 1.1 GHz - 4.7 GHz
- Intel Core i5-10500H
   6x 2.5 GHz - 4.5 GHz
- Intel Core i5-1155G7
   4x 2.5 GHz - 4.5 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2020-11-10)