A new GFXBench 5.0 submission for Apple’s M1 GPU exhibits its dominance over standalone graphics cards such as the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon RX 560.
The M1 might be one of the most intriguing processor launches in the last couple of years. Built on the 5nm process node, the unified, Arm-based SoC (system-on-a-chip) brings together four Firestorm performance cores, four Icestorm efficiency cores, and an octa-core GPU in a single package.
Much of the M1’s GPU design continues to remain a mystery to us. So far, we know it features eight cores, which amounts to 128 execution units (EUs).
If you’re looking for a point of reference, the M1 ties the Radeon RX 560 (2.6 TFLOPS), and it’s just a few TFLOPS away from catching the GeForce GTX 1650 (2.9 TFLOPS).
Admittedly, the two discrete gaming graphics cards are pretty old by today’s standards, but that shouldn’t overshadow the fact that M1’s integrated graphics outperformed both 75W desktop graphics cards, but within a pretty tight TDP [Thermal Design Power] range of its own.
MacDailyNews Take: These benchmark results are hardly surprising as Apple’s M1 delivers up to 3.5x faster CPU performance, up to 6x faster GPU performance, and up to 15x faster machine learning, all while enabling battery life up to 2x longer than previous-generation Macs. Apple’s M1 GPU features up to eight powerful cores capable of running nearly 25,000 threads simultaneously, offering everything from smooth playback of multiple 4K video streams to rendering complex 3D scenes. With 2.6 teraflops of throughput, M1 has the world’s fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer.