Apple M1 processor review

M1 processor released by Apple; release date: 10 Nov 2020. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on M1 microarchitecture.

CPU is unlocked for overclocking. Total number of cores - 8, threads - 8. Manufacturing process technology - 5 nm. Cache size: L1 - 2 MB, L2 - 16 MB.

Supported memory types: LPDDR4X-4266. Maximum memory size: 16 GB.

Power consumption (TDP): 15 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3548
3548
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
88731
15093
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 3548
PassMark - CPU mark 15093

Integrated graphics – Apple M1 8-core

Technical info

Core clock speed 1278 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 5 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 650 GFLOPS
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 5200 GFLOPS
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 2600 GFLOPS
Pipelines 128

Games performance

Borderlands 3 (2019)

Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename M1
Launch date 10 Nov 2020
Place in performance rating 44
Vertical segment Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3200 MHz
L1 cache 2 MB
L2 cache 16 MB
Manufacturing process technology 5 nm
Number of cores 8
Number of threads 8
Transistor count 16000 million
Unlocked

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory size 16 GB
Supported memory types LPDDR4X-4266

Compatibility

Configurable TDP-down 10 Watt
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 15 Watt

Peripherals

PCI Express revision 4.0

Advanced Technologies

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