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Apple M2 8-Core GPU vs Qualcomm Adreno 740

Apple M2 8-Core GPU

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The Apple M2 8-core GPU is an integrated graphics card offering 8 of the 10 cores designed by Apple and integrated in the Apple M2 SoC. It uses the unified memory architecture of the M2 SoC (up to 24 GB LPDDR5-6400 with 100 GB/s bandwidth) and should offer 128 execution units.

The performance is positioned right between the old 8-core model in the M1 GPU and the higher end 10-core model in the M2. The theoretical performance should be around 2.9 Teraflops, as the 8-core version offers the same 1,398 MHz maximum clock rate as the 10-core version. Compared to other iGPUs from AMD and Intel, the M2 benefits greatly from the unified memory architecture and the high bandwidth.

The M2 chip is manufactured in the second generation 5nm process at TSMC (most likely N5P). The power consumption is around 10 Watt (in our tests under load of the MBP13) compared to the 13.5W of the 10-core version.

Qualcomm Adreno 740

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The Qualcomm Adreno 740 is a smartphone and tablet GPU that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The chip will be available starting early 2023 and will be used mainly in high-end Android devices. 

According to Qualcomm, the Adreno GPU offers a 25% improved performance compared to the Adreno 730 predecessor in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. First benchmarks show that the Adreno GPU can even beat the Apple A16 GPU (iPhone 14 Pro series) in synthetic benchmarks. Therefore, the Adreno 740 is the fastest graphics chip for smartphones in 2022.

The iGPU supports hardware accelerated ray tracing and a game post processing accelerator (for bloom, depth of field and motion blur). Another first, is the support for Vulkan 1.3.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is produced in the modern 4nm process at TSMC.

Apple M2 8-Core GPUQualcomm Adreno 740
Adreno 700 Series
M2 Max 38-Core GPU compare 38
M2 Max 30-Core GPU compare 30
M2 Pro 19-Core GPU compare 19 @ 0.44 - 1.4 GHz
M2 Pro 16-Core GPU compare 16
M2 10-Core GPU compare 10 @ 1.4 GHz
M2 8-Core GPU 8 @ 1.4 GHz
Adreno 750 compare
Adreno 740
Adreno 730 compare @ 0.8 GHz
Adreno 725 compare @ 0.8 GHz
Adreno 710 compare @ 0.8 GHz
Pipelines8 - unified
Core Speed1398 (Boost) MHz
Memory TypeLPDDR5-6400
Shared Memorynoyes
Power Consumption10 Watt
technology5 nm4 nm
Date of Announcement06.06.2022 16.11.2022
PredecessorM1 8-Core GPU
APIOpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.3
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12, Vulkan 1.1
CPU in Adreno 740GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy8 x 2000 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 28 x 2000 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
21009 Points (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
5689 Points (7%)
min: 3173     avg: 3666     median: 3701 (4%)     max: 3900 Points
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Apple M2 8-Core GPU
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
128.6 fps (8%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Apple M2 8-Core GPU
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
99.5 % (100%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
39.8 fps (16%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
91 fps (17%)
min: 24     avg: 60.9     median: 62 (11%)     max: 72 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
247 fps (18%)
min: 82     avg: 146.3     median: 155 (11%)     max: 181 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
199.9 fps (23%)
GFXBench 3.1 - GFXBench Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
306.9 fps (6%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
483.7 fps (28%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Apple M2 8-Core GPU
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
839 fps (7%)
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 740
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
min: 208.55     avg: 211     median: 210.4 (1%)     max: 214.17 fps
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
24.4 Watt (3%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
27.4 Watt (6%)

Average Benchmarks Apple M2 8-Core GPU → 100% n=9

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 740 → 65% n=9

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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.

Diablo Immortal

Diablo Immortal

2022
low Medium
Adreno 740:
60 60 60 60 60 ~ 60 fps
ultra Ultra
Adreno 740:
60 60 60 ~ 60 fps
Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact

2020
ultra
Adreno 740:
59 60 60 60 ~ 60 fps
Armajet

Armajet

2020
high
Adreno 740:
59 60 60 60 60 61 63 117 119 120 ~ 78 fps
low 1280x720
100%
M2 8-Core GPU:
43  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
M2 8-Core GPU:
29.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
M2 8-Core GPU:
16.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
M2 8-Core GPU:
13.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
M2 8-Core GPU:
77  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
M2 8-Core GPU:
39  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
M2 8-Core GPU:
18  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
M2 8-Core GPU:
14  fps
low 1280x720
100%
M2 8-Core GPU:
62  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
M2 8-Core GPU:
28  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
M2 8-Core GPU:
24  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
M2 8-Core GPU:
20  fps
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
Adreno 740:
60 60 60 60 60 60 60 89 90 90 ~ 69 fps
med.
Adreno 740:
60 60 60 60 ~ 60 fps
high
Adreno 740:
59 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 ~ 60 fps
ultra
Adreno 740:
40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 ~ 40 fps
World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
high
Adreno 740:
60  fps
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
Adreno 740:
116  fps
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
Adreno 740:
60  fps
high
Adreno 740:
60  fps
Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers

2012
high
Adreno 740:
120  fps

Average Gaming Apple M2 8-Core GPU → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Qualcomm Adreno 740lowmed.highultraQHD4K
Diablo Immortal6060
Genshin Impact60
Armajet78
PUBG Mobile69606040
World of Tanks Blitz60
Dead Trigger 2116
Asphalt 9: Legends6060
Subway Surfers120
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Apple M2 8-Core GPUlowmed.highultraQHD4K
Borderlands 34329.716.613.4
Total War: Three Kingdoms77391814
Shadow of the Tomb Raider62282420
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< 120 fps
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