Apple’s M1 Max GPU is at least 3 times faster than M1, Metal benchmark shows

Supposed M1 Max benchmark results reveal that the chip’s GPU is at least three times faster than the first-gen M1 included in the 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro.

An unconfirmed Geekbench article published on Wednesday shows an M1 Max with 64GB of unified memory with a Metal score of 68870. This result compares to an average score of around 21,800 for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 chip.

The M1 Max also beats the Metal scores recorded for AMD’s Radeon Pro 5600M, the top-performing GPU offered with last year’s 16-inch MacBook Pro, beating the old MacBook torchbearer by 62%, according to Geekbench. .

It’s unclear which M1 Max configuration is represented in the Geekbench Compute post, but Apple at its “Unleashed” event on Monday touted peak performance comparable to the discrete GPU of a high-end laptop PC. Apple offers the M1 Max in 24-core and 32-core GPU configurations, both of which can come with up to 64GB of unified RAM.

As developer Steve Troughton-Smith noted, the score released today failed of the over 90,000 points achieved by the laptop version of Nvidia’s category-leading RTX 3080, suggesting they belong to an M1 Max with a 24-core GPU.

Today’s Metal score comes two days after the first single-core and multi-core processor score hit the Geekbench browser, which showed a 50% increase over the 8-core M1. Subsequent tests have been published and corroborate the initial results.

The M1 Max joins the M1 Pro as new “pro” level silicon designs from Apple. The M1 Pro has an 8 or 10-core processor and a 14 or 16-core GPU, while the M1 Max comes with a 10-core processor and a 24 or 32-core GPU. Most configurations are available on the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.

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