Ever since Apple unveiled its new M1 SoC, it has been continuously influencing us as we learn more about it. This trend continues to this day as the M1 has been tested using the GFXBench 5.0 benchmarking tool. The results, while inspiring nothing, are certainly impressive.
The benchmarks were run using Apple’s Metal API, and they state that the chip outperforms both the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and the AMD Radeon RX 560. It was not even a close competition; Apple’s M1 performed better in almost all tests that drove it through the benchmark. You can see below (via the result) Tom’s Hardware).
The M1’s GPU design remains largely a mystery at the moment, with Apple still withholding information. However, as we can see with the benchmark results, it is not by any means. That being said, Apple has claimed that the M1’s octa-core GPU can handle around 25,000 threads simultaneously. They have also claimed that it can deliver 2.6 teraflops of throughput.
Another important aspect of this test is that both the GTX 1050 Ti and RX 560 are older graphics cards; Both are around three years old at this point. But despite the fact, they are both dedicated to 75W desktop graphics cards, and the fact that the M1’s integrated graphics can outpace them by a substantial margin is still an impressive feat.
Apple’s new M1 chip is available in 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini. All are available to purchase now.
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