Apple M1 specifications and performance

Apple M1 is a 8 cores and 8 threads CPU processor produced by Apple. Apple M1 was released on 2020-11-20, the fabrication process is 5nm (nanometer), the CPU codename is Apple M1, the instruction set architecture is ARMv8, and the CPU's integrated graphics (iGPU) is Apple M1 GPU.

Basic Information

Vendor / Supplier Apple
Short name apple m1
Release date 2020-11-20
CPU code name Apple M1
Fabrication process 5nm (nanometer)
Instruction set architecture ARMv8
Market Laptop
Integrated Graphics (iGPU) Apple M1 GPU

CPU core specifications

Total number of cores 8 cores
Total number of threads 8 threads
Number of performance cores 4 cores
Number of performance core threads 4 threads
Performance core base frequency / main frequency 3.2GHz
Performance core maximum turbo frequency
Number of energy efficiency cores 4 cores
Number of energy-efficient core threads 4 threads
Energy efficiency core basic frequency / main frequency 2.1GHz
Energy efficiency core maximum turbo frequency

CPU cache and frequency

Bus frequency
L1 Cache 192 KB
L2 Cache 12 MB
L3 Cache
Unlock multiplier No

Memory specifications

Maximum supported memory 16GB
Memory frequency support
  • - LPDDR4X-4266MHz
Maximum number of memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 68.25GB/s
ECC support No

Package specifications

CPU Socket Apple M-Socket
Default thermal design power / TDP PL1 14W
Maximum Turbo Power Consumption / TDP PL2
Maximum temperature
PCIe interface PCIe 4.0
PCIe lane count

Integrated Graphics specifications

Integrated Graphics (iGPU) Apple M1 GPU
Base frequency 450MHz
Maximum acceleration frequency 1278MHz
Number of execution units 128
Stream Processors / Shading Units 1024
Texture Units / TMUs 64
Raster Operations Units / ROPs 32
Total Graphics Power / TGP 15W
FP32 computing performance

Cinebench R23 performance test

Single core performance score
Multi-core performance score

PassMark performance test

Single core performance score
Multi-core performance score
Integer math 34 GOps/sec
Floating point math 36 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 142 Million Primes/sec (Millions find prime numbers per second)
Random string sorting 21.3 Million Strings/sec (Millions random string sorting per second)
Data encryption 8.6 GBytes/sec (Gigabits per second)
Data compression 170.1 MBytes/sec (megabits per second)
Physics simulation 1384 Frames/sec (FPS)
Extended instruction test 6.7 Billion Matrices/sec (Billions matrix operations per second)

GeekBench v6 performance test

Single core performance
Multi-core performance
File compression 936.1 MB/sec (megabits per second)
clang compilation 71.3 Klines/sec (thousands lines per second)
HTML5 browsing 204.8 pages/sec (pages per second)
PDF rendering 241.1 Mpixels/sec (megapixels per second)
Text processing 242.5 pages/sec (pages per second)
Background blur 34.8 images/sec (images per second)
Photo processing 79.9 images/sec (images per second)
Ray tracing 9.28 Mpixels/sec (megapixels per second)