Speed is in the family.
Apple’s silicon has transformed our Mac lineup, bringing incredible performance and power efficiency through its revolutionary system on a chip architecture (SoC). Combining CPU, GPU, I/O, Neural Engine and more into a single SoC with unified memory, this architecture means all Mac computers are significantly faster, cooler and more power efficient. To complete the M1 family, we’ve taken another giant leap forward with Apple silicon to bring even more extreme levels of performance to the desktop. The challenge is that there are physical limits to creating a die larger than M1 Max. Enter UltraFusion.
The amazing M1 Ultra chip actually starts with M1 Max. Since its inception, M1 Max has had the ability to connect to another M1 Max die using a custom packaging architecture called UltraFusion. With twice the connection density of any technology available, UltraFusion delivers massive 2.5 TB/s low-latency interprocessor bandwidth between the two fabrics using very little power.
The latest member of the M1 family, M1 Ultra joins two M1 Max dies – but it looks like a single piece of silicon for software, so applications benefit from its extraordinary capabilities without requiring additional work from developers. The result is the most powerful chip ever designed for a personal computer.
At the heart of it all. The M1 Max and M1 Ultra processors leverage high-performance cores and high-efficiency cores (up to 20 processor cores in total) to deliver industry-leading performance per watt. Up to 64 GPU cores deliver massive amounts of graphics performance. And up to 32 Neural Engine cores perform up to 22 trillion operations per second for accelerated machine learning tasks.
10 core processor
20 core processor
Stunning performance and industry-leading energy efficiency. That’s a lot to process.
In terms of CPU and GPU processing power and performance per watt, M1 Max and M1 Ultra push Apple silicon further than ever before.
M1 Max processor performance versus power
M1 Max delivers multi-threaded processor performance similar to the latest 10-core PC desktop chip while using 65% less power.
M1 Ultra processor performance versus power
Compared to the fastest 16-core desktop PC chip, M1 Ultra delivers up to 90% better performance in the same power envelope. And M1 Ultra can deliver the peak PC chip performance while using 100 watts less power.
M1 Max GPU Performance vs. Power
At its peak, M1 Max offers performance similar to one of the most popular discrete GPUs while using a third of the power.
M1 Ultra GPU performance versus power
At its peak, M1 Ultra delivers faster performance than the highest-end GPU available while using 200 watts less power.