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Apple M3 10-Core GPU

Apple M3 10-Core GPU

The Apple M3 GPU is an integrated graphics card offering 10 cores designed by Apple and integrated in the Apple M3 SoC. It uses the unified memory architecture of the M3 SoC (up to 24 GB LPDDR5-6400 with 100 GB/s bandwidth). The GPU uses a new architecture with support for mesh shading and ray tracing. Dynamic caching is also a new feature that should only us as much shared memory as needed.

According to Apple it offers a 20% higher performance compared to the 10-core GPU in the Apple M2.

The M3 chip is manufactured in the new 3nm process at TSMC (most likely N3B). The power consumption is around 15 Watt (in our tests under load of the MBP14).

Apple M3 Series

M3 Max 40-Core GPU compare 40
M3 Max 30-Core GPU compare 30
M3 Pro 18-Core GPU compare 18
M3 Pro 14-Core GPU compare 14
M3 10-Core GPU 10
M3 8-Core GPU compare 8
Pipelines10 - unified
Memory TypeLPDDR5-6400
Shared Memoryno
Power Consumption15 Watt
technology5 nm
Date of Announcement31.10.2023
PredecessorM1 8-Core GPU
CPU in M3 10-Core GPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Apple M38 x 2748 MHz? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

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 - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency - external Monitor
1.2 fps per Watt (100%)
Emissions Witcher 3 Fan Noise +
- 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.

Total War Pharaoh

Total War Pharaoh

2023
low 1920x1080
134  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
86  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
45  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
36  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
24  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 Phantom Liberty

Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 Phantom Liberty

2023
low 1920x1080
33  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
high 1920x1080
ultra 1920x1080
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
151  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
52  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
33  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
24  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
15  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
102  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
45  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
41  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
36  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
23  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
low 1280x720
79  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
46  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
42  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
39  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
26  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
38  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
28  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
GTA V

GTA V

2015
low 1024x768
98  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
83  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
68  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
44  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
Total War Pharaoh13486453624
Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 Phantom Liberty3325.721.318.1
Total War: Three Kingdoms15152332415
Shadow of the Tomb Raider10245413623
Far Cry 57946423926
The Witcher 33828
GTA V98836844
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