Some days ago, Apple introduced its own M1 SoC, intended for your new MacBook Air y Pro They have 8 cores and are manufactured with an advanced 5nm node. Apple had noted that this was the fastest low-power CPU in the world, although we didn’t have much detail on its graphics performance.
Apple’s M1 chip has superior graphics performance than the GTX 1050 Ti
Some results of GFXBench 5.0 recently discovered were shared by an anonymous user, which makes it somewhat clearer how the GPU of Apple’s SoC M1 is shared.
The Apple M1 SoC was tested under the Metal API, which perhaps makes it difficult to find direct comparisons with other graphics cards on the market. One of the graphics cards that was registered using Metal is the GTX 1050 Ti, so this is good for a comparison.
Apple’s chip easily outperforms the GTX 1050 Ti in the Metal test. This shows the good work of Apple in the graphics of this SoC, beating a graphics card that has a TDP of 75W. It would have been interesting to be able to compare it with a more current GPU, such as the GTX 1650, which has a computing power of 2.9 teraflops, close to the 2.6 teraflops of the SoC M1 chip.
Even so, GFXBench 5.0 It is not the best tool to make a comparison of this type, since it is designed more for smartphones than to test PC graphics cards, so these results must be taken with some caution.
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Apple plans to launch three products using the SoC M1 chip.
- The laptop MacBook Pro 13-inch has a cost of $ 1,299.
- MacBook Air for $ 999.
- Mac Mini which costs $ 699.
Although the Mac platform is not the best for playing video games, precisely, it is appreciated that it has a minimally powerful GPU for other types of tasks.