This news is read by a gamer addicted to computer video games and laughs. Simply because the graphics cards outlined in the headline are already obsolete in today’s market dedicated exclusively to video games.
But without a doubt this same news impresses, and a lot, the users of Macs. More than one is going to get excited thinking about what on their next Mac Apple Silicon you will be able to play games that require dedicated GPUs, like Fortnite, for example. Well, this one will depend on whether Apple and Epic Games make amends …
Tom’s Hardware explains today in an interesting Article that the internal GPU incorporating Apple’s new M1 processor far exceeds the graphics performance of dedicated graphics cards such as the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti wave AMD Radeon RX 560.
At first glance it doesn’t seem like a big deal, since they are two models of graphics cards that are now obsolete in the blazing market for dedicated graphics. But if we take into account that a GPU integrated in a processor is being compared, with dedicated graphics cards of 75w. It is certainly admirable what has been achieved with the ARM M1. It’s like saying that a new engine in a conventional car outperforms a Formula 1 engine from three or four years ago.
According to Apple, the octa-core GPU in its M1 processor can simultaneously handle about 25,000 threads and deliver up to 2.6 TFLOPS performance. The same TFLOPS figure achieved by the current Radeon RX 560, and just below the GeForce GTX 1650 with 2.9 TFLOPS. Brutal.
GFXBench 5.0 test
In the test GFXBench 5.0 the M1 clearly outperforms the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and the AMD Radeon RX 560 by a fair margin. In the well-known Aztec Ruins test, the Radeon RX 560 hits 146.2 FPS, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti hits 159 FPS and the M1 hits 203.6 FPS. Similar results are seen in the rest of the tests of the application.
Keep in mind that it is only a first test found in the results published by an anonymous user in GFXBench 5.0, without knowing under what conditions said test was performed. We will have to wait for Apple to deliver the first units of its Macs presented at the “One more thing” event to really know the potential of this new M1. Without a doubt it will be a before and after in the history of Macs.