How powerful is the Apple M1 Ultra? Multi-core performance close to Threadripper 3990X
Today, Apple's M1 Ultra chip release can be said to blow up the field, crushing many x86 processors. Apple claimed in the launch that the M1 Ultra performance is more powerful than 16-core desktop CPUs, and the power consumption is also 100W lower, while it is 90% ahead of i9-12900K at 60W power consumption. Just after the launch, the M1 Ultra chip's results appeared on the Geekbench website, running a single-core score of 1793 and a multi-core score of 24055 in the Geekbench 5 benchmark test.
So, is there a desktop-level processor that can compete with it?
Foreign media tom's hardware surveyed the market Geekbench5 run scores and found that the M1 Ultra's multi-core score is comparable to the 64-core Threadripper 3990X, with only a 4% difference, which is basically close to the top server processor's score.
The x86 processor is naturally not a flop, saving face in the single-core score, but even so the M1 Ultra's score is still in the middle of the i9-12900K and AMD Raider 9 5950X.
Considering that the M1 Ultra has only 20 CPU cores and consumes only 60 watts of power, this performance is incredible.
Compared to the Threadripper 3990X with 280W TDP power consumption, the M1 Ultra has a 4.7x higher power efficiency ratio.
The Apple M1 Ultra is said to be Apple's most powerful chip to date, with 20 CPU cores, including 16 performance cores and 4 energy-efficient cores.
The GPU has 48 and 64 cores to choose from, a 32-core neural network engine, support for up to 128GB of unified memory, and memory bandwidth of up to 800GB/s.
Not only that, the M1 Ultra has another record number of transistors at 114 billion (M1 Max is 57 billion transistors).