Apple M1 in 3 Benchmarks. Specs & Test

It is a review of Apple M1 CPU in which you will learn its technical specifications and 3 benchmarks.

Its standard number of cores is 8. The base clock speed of Apple M1 is 3.20 GHz whilst its clock speed in turbo boost is No turbo.

Apple M1 support the LPDDR4X-4266 chanel ram. The architecture of M1 is made on the 5 nm technology node.

Apple M1 specs and benchmark performance

Apple M1 review will present you all the benefits and drawbacks of the model’s performance and speed. To define the best CPU, we recommend checking benchmark results and compare them to another model.

CPU Cores and Base Frequency Apple M1

Technical characteristics presented below are basic and influence mostly the general performance while working and playing games. It is based on the “more-better” principle. 

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 8
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A core: 4x Firestorm
B core: 4x Icestorm
C core: --
Hyperthreading: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 3.20 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): No turbo
Turbo Frequency (8 Cores): No turbo

CPU generation and family Apple M1

Name: Apple M1
Family: Apple M series
CPU group: Apple M1
Generation: 1
Segment: Mobile
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

Internal Graphics Apple M1

The manufacturer has equipped CPU with a built-in graphics card being an additional advantage. Note please its manufacturing technological process and clock frequency.

GPU name: Apple M1 (8 Core)
GPU frequency: 3.20 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 128
Max. GPU Memory: 8 GB
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 1
Technology: 5 nm
Release date: Q4/2020

Hardware codec support Apple M1

Here are useful figures which CPU can boast in our review. It is technical information you can skip.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe Apple M1

A CPU is a device using mostly all capacity of the system for increasing speed and efficiency to operate. So, the more modern a memory standard and the bigger its maximum supported storage are, the better it is.

Memory type: LPDDR4X-4266
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2
ECC: No
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal Management Apple M1

A standard power supply may be quite enough for low-performing and old processors, yet modern chips may need a strong cooling system and powerful power supply. To define it, pay attention please to the TDP figure and maximum temperature in operating mode. 

TDP (PL1): 15 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: 20 W
TDP down: 10 W
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details Apple M1

Here is the key information of processor. It presents L2 and L3 cash data, a socket supported by the motherboard, date of manufacture and the set of the ISA compatible instructions.

Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation
L2-Cache: 16.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
Architecture: M1
Technology: 5 nm
Virtualization: None
Socket: N/A
Release date: Q4/2020
Part Number: --

Devices using this processor Apple M1

Learn which laptops and workstations use Apple M1

Used in: Apple iMac 24 (2021) Apple MacBook Pro 13 (L2020) Apple MacBook Air (2020) Apple Mac mini (2020) Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021) Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) - Apple M1

It is the most actual version of the Cinebench R23 benchmark for testing processors in the single-core using mode. Like all the company’s versions, it uses a brand app for testing.

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) - Apple M1

A benchmark is designed to determine graphics cards’ performance and speed, built into their central processor. It works in iGPU mode, FP32 Performance. The higher the rate is, the better it is.

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) - Apple M1

A new approach to testing processor performance opens up the GeekBench 5 benchmark! A detailed under-load system analysis gives an accurate assessment of the quality. The higher the estimation is, the faster and more efficient the processor is. It is a version for testing a single core.

5.0 Out of 1 CMPTEK score