Apple’s M1 Max GPU as Powerful as Sony PS5, Nvidia RTX 2080

According to an estimated GPU performance list assuming that Apple has not clocked the new GPU cores higher in the new M1 Max chip, it seems that its 32-core GPU is as powerful as an Nvidia RTX 2080 desktop GPU and the Sony PS5 gaming console (via Notebook Check).

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According to Apple, M1 Max features the same powerful 10-core CPU as M1 Pro and adds a massive 32-core GPU for up to 4x faster graphics performance than M1. With 57 billion transistors — 70 percent more than M1 Pro and 3.5x more than M1 — M1 Max is the largest chip the company has ever built.

The following teraflops (TF) performance estimates have been shared by the source:

  • M1 8-core = 2.6 TF
  • M1 Pro 14-core = 4.5 TF
  • M1 Pro 16-core = 5.2 TF
  • M1 Max 24-core = 7.8 TF
  • M1 Max 32-core = 10.4 TF

As Apple pointed out during its presentation, even at peak performance, the M1 Max is drawing up to 100 W less power than a high-end PC laptop with discrete GPU. Yet, the 32-core GPU in the M1 Max produces identical performance to a desktop class Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU (10.07 TF) and Sony’s latest PS5 gaming console (10.28 TF). 

This is most certainly a jaw-dropping performance from a notebook that also delivers up to 21 hours of battery life.