5nm process, 114 billion transistors, 20-core CPU, 64-core GPU… In Apple’s publicity, in the eyes of many Apple fans, the M1 Ultra chip has become an instant existence, regardless of performance or power consumption, regardless of AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, Intel Core i9-12900K processor or NVIDIA RTX 3090 graphics card are not competitors.
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However, the actual measurement shows that in terms of GPU performance, the M1 Ultra still has a huge gap compared with the RTX 3090, the GeekBench 5 computing performance is more than 50% behind, and the game performance is much worse.
So what about CPU performance? Can this guy with three times the packaging area of AMD Ryzen really kill the x86 flagship?
Here are some tests of foreign media, let’s take a look:
In the CineBench R23 test, the single-core and multi-core Ryzen 9 5950X leads the M1 Ultra by 4% and 21% respectively, while in the GeekBench 5 test, the M1 Ultra single-core and multi-core have 4% and 34% advantages, respectively.
Which one should you look at? Everyone should know that the GeekBench test is more Apple-friendly and is often referred to as “Applebench”.
With the i9-12900K, the CineBench R23 single-core and multi-core are far ahead of the M1 Ultra by 28% and 27%. In the GeekBench 5 test, the single-core also leads by 12%, but the multi-core loses 37%.
Another company specializes in testing multi-core, and the situation is similar. GeekBench 5 is still dominated by Apple, and CineBench R23 shows its originality, but it is only about 10% behind, so it has to be said that it is still strong enough.
Be realistic,Adobe Premiere PRO 4K H.264 video transcoding test, M1 Ultra has improved significantly compared to M1 Max, twice as fast (two in one after all), and faster than the combination of Ryzen 9 5950X, i9-12900K and RTX 3090 Quite a few, and it’s obviously really well suited for professional creation.
Third, in the CineBench R23 test, the M1 Ultra faced the i9-12900K, and the single-core performance was 18.5% behind, and the multi-core performance was 8.9% behind. Compared with the M1 Max, the single-core performance was basically unchanged, and the multi-core performance was doubled.
In the PugetBench Premiere Pro test, the M1 Ultra is on a par with the i9-12900K and RTX 3080 Ti, and only 5.3% higher than the M1 Max.
In the PugetBench Photoshop test, the M1 Ultra performed well, lagging behind by more than 20% compared to the combination of the i9-12900K and the RTX 3080 ti.
in short,The M1 Ultra is indeed strong enough. Although the benchmark scores lag behind, it is definitely worthy of AMD and Intel’s vigilance. It also has advantages in certain workloads. , is still a bit exaggerated.
There are rumors that Apple also plans to splicing two more M1 Ultras together. In that case, even if the frequency is reduced, the multi-core performance is enough to completely beat AMD and Intel, but it is not beneficial for single-core performance.