Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max Performance Evolution
Apple Event Unleashed brought Apple’s M-series processor update, and it was a surprise that two models were released together, namely Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max. First look at Apple M1 Pro, still using the 5nm process to build, the number of transistors increased to 33.7 billion, of which the CPU is composed of 10 cores, including eight large cores and two small cores.
Among them, large cores with ultra-wide pipeline architecture, each core or 192KB level 1 instruction cache, 128KB level 1 data cache, shared L2 cache with the number of cores raised to 24MB. Small cores for wide pipeline architecture, each core continues to 128KB level 1 instruction cache, 64KB level 1 data cache, level 2 cache 4MB, claimed to run at speeds up to 70% higher than M1.
The GPU side is also directly doubled to 16 cores, the floating-point performance of 5.2TFlops, 2048 execution units, support up to 49512 concurrent threads, graphics performance compared to M1 increased to twice.
The M1 Pro also supports 32GB of unified memory for multiple displays and Thunderbolt 4, secure encryption, etc. Officially, the M1 Pro’s CPU performance is 1.7 times that of a traditional eight-core notebook processor at 30W power consumption, and GPU power consumption is 70% lower than that of a discrete mobile graphics card at the same performance.
Then look at the stronger performance of Apple M1 Max, the same 5nm process to build, the number of transistors further increased to 57 billion, the CPU core is also ten, neural engine core 16.
The main improvement lies in the GPU. The GPU core size doubled again to 32, and with it, a significant increase in performance, 4096 execution units, up to 98304 concurrent threads, floating-point arithmetic power of 10.4TFlops, image processing speed compared to M1, up to 4 times higher.
The unified memory capacity increased 64GB LPDDR5, bandwidth doubled to 512-bit 400GB/s, still Apple’s design custom package, can be called the most powerful professional-grade notebook processor on the Mac so far.
Apple claims that the M1 Max’s CPU performance is 1.7 times higher than traditional eight-core notebook processors at 30W power consumption, and 2 times higher than the Core i9 in the previous MacBook Pro, while the machine learning performance is claimed to be 3-20 times higher than the Intel Core i9 processor.
With the new performance, it is natural to compare and contrast with other products, to see the official data chart given by Apple.
CPU power consumption, the same performance, Max version CPU compared to the traditional 8-core notebook CPU power consumption reduced by 70%.
GPU, the same performance, Max version GPU compared to the traditional notebook GPU power consumption reduced by 40%.
Power consumption, the same power consumption, Max version GPU compared to the traditional notebook GPU in the case of battery performance increased by 3.3 times. Sure enough, it is still Apple that can surpass Apple’s performance.