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Apple M1 Pro Processor: Technical specifications and benchmarks

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Apple M1 Pro

The Apple M1 Pro is a System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that is found in the late 2021 MacBook Pro 14 and 16-inch models. It offers  all 10 cores available in the chip divided in eight performance cores (P-cores with 600 - 3220 MHz) and two power-efficiency cores (E-cores with 600 - 2064 MHz). There is no Turbo Boost for single cores or short burst periods. The cores are similar to the cores in the Apple M1. The entry level model offers only 8 cores.

The big cores (codename Firestorm) offer 192 KB instruction cache, 128 KB data cache, and 24 MB shared L2 cache (up from 12 MB in the M1). The four efficiency cores (codename Icestorm) are a lot smaller and offer only 128 KB instruction cache, 64 KB data cache, and 4 MB shared cache. CPU and GPU can both use the 24 MB SLC (System Level Cache). The efficiency cores (E cluster) clock with 600 - 2064 MHz, the performance cores (P cluster) with 600 - 3228 MHz.

The unified memory (16 or 32 GB LPDDR5-6400) next to the chip is connected by a 256 bit memory controller (200 GB/s bandwidth) and can be used by the GPU and CPU.

The integrated graphics card in the M1 Pro offers all 16 cores.

Furthermore, the SoC integrates a fast 16 core neural engine, a secure enclave (e.g., for encryption), a unified memory architecture, Thunderbolt 4 controller, an ISP, and media de- and encoders (including ProRes).

The M1 Pro is manufactured in 5 nm at TSMC and integrates 33.7 billion transistors. The peak power consumption of the chip was advertised around 30W for CPU intensive tasks. In the Prime95 benchmark the chip uses in our tests (with a MBP16) 33.6W package power and 31W for the CPU part. In idle the SoC only reports 1W package power.


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Hardware Unboxed

Cinebench 2024 - CB24 CPU Single Core

Cinebench 2024 - CB24 CPU Multi Core

Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core




AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX

Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core




Intel Core i9-14900K

Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)

Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit




AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX


Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit




Intel Core i9-14900K

Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *

Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core

Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core




AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX

Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core

Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core

Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *

Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *

Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score

WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score

CrossMark - CrossMark Overall

Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *


Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *


Power Consumption - Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd *


Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *

Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *

Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
darkred_pixel - Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance


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