Apple’s M1 Bests GeForce GTX 1050 Ti in Graphics Benchmark

A new GFXBench 5.0 graphics benchmark submission has revealed Apple’s M1 SoC’s dominance over the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon RX 560 graphics cards. With up to 2.6 TFLOPS of throughput, Apple’s M1 is just a few TFLOPS away from catching the GeForce GTX 1650 (2.9 TFLOPS).


According to Tom’s Hardware, an anonymous user has tested the M1 under Apple’s Metal API. While no one has submitted a Metal run with the GeForce GTX 1650, there is a submission for the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti allowing the Pascal-powered graphics card to serve as the baseline.

In a clear victory, the Apple M1 bested the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti by a good margin.

The Radeon RX 560 didn’t stand a chance, either. Admittedly, the two discrete gaming graphics cards are pretty old by today’s standards, but that shouldn’t overshadow the fact that M1’s integrated graphics outperformed both 75W desktop graphics cards, but within a pretty tight TDP range of its own.

The M1 will debut in the upcoming new 13-inch MacBook Pro, the Macbook Air, and the Mac Mini.