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Apple M1 Ultra appears to be a multi-core beast as it rivals the 64-core AMD Threadripper 3990X in leaked benchmarks

Apple M1 Ultra reportedly has close to Threadripper 3990X level performance. (Image source: Apple)
Apple M1 Ultra reportedly has close to Threadripper 3990X level performance. (Image source: Apple)
Alleged Geekbench 5 scores of Apple M1 Ultra SoC have leaked. The score indicates that M1 Ultra's multi-core performance is in touching distance of the numbers posted by AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X. For reference, Apple M1 Ultra has 20 CPU cores while AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X has 64 cores.

Apple has announced its top-of-the-line M1 Ultra SoC for the upcoming Mac Studio at an event held on 8 March 2022. Apple M1 Ultra packs in 20 CPU cores, up to 64 GPU cores, and an astounding 800 GB/s memory bandwidth. Cupertino claims that the M1 Ultra will offer better performance than an anonymous 16-core desktop CPU while consuming 100 W less.

While we won’t know which desktop processor Apple was referring to during the event until the chip becomes available, leaked Geekbench 5 benchmark scores for the M1 Ultra appear to give us a relative idea about the chip’s performance. Remember to take these numbers with a grain of salt.

According to the Geekbench entry, M1 Ultra has a single-core score of 1793 and a multi-core score of 24055. As a comparison, Intel Core i9-12900K managed a single-core score of 1997 and a multi-threaded score of 17204. More interestingly, M1 Ultra’s multi-threaded performance with only 20 cores is dangerously close to 64-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X’s multi-threaded performance numbers of 25133.

If this multi-threaded score is true, M1 Ultra is a monumental achievement when it comes to performance per watt as Apple rates the chip as a 60 W part. As a comparison, Threadripper 3990X has a TDP of 280 W.

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Fawad Murtaza, 2022-03- 9 (Update: 2022-03- 9)