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Apple M3 Max 40-Core GPU

Apple M3 Max 40-Core GPU

The Apple M3 Max 40-Core GPU is a self-designed graphics card in the Apple M3 SoC and according to Apple with forty cores. According to Apple, the GPU uses a new architecture and now offers dynamic caching, mesh shading and ray tracing acceleration.

The GPU can access up to 128 GB LPDDR5-6400 unified memory via a 512 bit memory bus (max 400 GBit/s). Thanks to dynamic caching, the GPU should only reserve as much memory as is required.

Since the SoC is manufactured in the current 3nm (probably N3B) at TSMC. According to powermetrics, the GPU requires up to 60 watts (chip incl. CPU total 78 watts).

Apple M3 Series

M3 Max 40-Core GPU 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 compare 10
M3 8-Core GPU compare 8
Pipelines40 - unified
Memory TypeLPDDR5-6400
Shared Memoryno
Power Consumption53 Watt
technology5 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement31.10.2023
CPU in M3 Max 40-Core GPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Apple M3 Max 16-Core16 x 2748 MHz, 78 W? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom METAL *
min: 29.6     avg: 30.8     median: 30.8 (3%)     max: 32 Seconds
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 +
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 GPU Metal
min: 154675     avg: 155214     median: 155214 (100%)     max: 155752 points
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 87.7     avg: 91.6     median: 91.6 (13%)     max: 95.4 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 92.5     avg: 100.8     median: 100.8 (22%)     max: 109 Watt
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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
242  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
207 212 ~ 210 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
138 139 ~ 139 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
97 121 ~ 109 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
82 82 ~ 82 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
45  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
44  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
43.7 44.4 ~ 44 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
40.8 42.8 ~ 42 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
35.5 37.4 ~ 36 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
96  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
90  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
60  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
med. 1920x1080
170 170 ~ 170 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
109 113 ~ 111 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
80 84 ~ 82 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
54 58 ~ 56 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
med. 1920x1080
145 150 ~ 148 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
135 143 ~ 139 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
118 122 ~ 120 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
86 88 ~ 87 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
med. 1920x1080
56  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
53 54 ~ 54 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
50 51 ~ 51 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
49 49 ~ 49 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
87  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
69 92 ~ 81 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
GTA V

GTA V

2015
high 1920x1080
77 79 ~ 78 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
53 54 ~ 54 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
51 52 ~ 52 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
Total War Pharaoh24221013910982
Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 Phantom Liberty4544444236
Baldur's Gate 3969060
Star Wars Jedi Survivor51
Total War: Three Kingdoms1701118256
Shadow of the Tomb Raider14813912087
Far Cry 556545149
The Witcher 38781
GTA V785452
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