Apple’s M1 GPU blows expensive GPUs out of the water!

Apple is well known for making their own silicon for quite some time now, and they have managed to create extremely powerful iGPUs which beat the best PC Graphics Card to ever exist!

The new Chip King in Town

Last week, Apple revealed that the M1 Pro had 5.6 times better combined vector and raster GPU performance in Affinity Photo, while the M1 Max has up to 8.5 times quicker (again, compared to the M1).

Andy Somerfield, Affinity Photo’s principal developer, revealed on Twitter that the M1 Max’s 32-core GPU outscored AMD’s most costly graphics card, the W6900X. “In the @affinitybyserif Photo benchmark, the #M1Max is the quickest GPU we’ve ever measured.” It outperforms the W6900X, a $6000, 300W desktop part, since it boasts massive computing performance, massive on-chip bandwidth, and instant data transfer on and off the GPU (UMA).”

How the M1 Max makes the AMD GPU kneel

On the Affinity Photo benchmark, the AMD Radeon PRO W6900X scored 32,580, while the integrated GPU aboard the Apple M1 Max – which powers the newly announced 16-inch Apple MacBook – scored 32,891.

Not bad for what is essentially a free GPU upgrade that appears to be capable of 8K video editing and compositing (at least according to that benchmark). However, the Mac Pro can accommodate two of these professional cards for a total of 64GB of GDDR6 (at a cost of $12,000).


The question arises, what will happen to the Mac Pro? Will Apple introduce a M1 Ultra with even more CPU and GPU cores? Or will they just stop selling the product altogether? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Also, if you haven’t already, please follow us on Telegram and Instagram, and subscribe to our mailing list for latest tech news!

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