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Apple M2 vs Apple M1 benchmark which processor is better

Apple M2 vs Apple M1

Comparisons   20-10-2022
   Comprehensive testing data of Apple M2 vs Apple M1, compare of graphics processors (GPU). A step-by-step analysis of all the specifications, to make it easier to read, is made by the table. From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in synthetic type tests like PassMark, Neocore, Geekbench, 3DMark, Quadrant, PCMark, GFXBench, AnTuTu, Vellamo, and how good the CPUs are in games Minecraft, Fortnite, Asphalt 9, PUBG, Madout2, GTA, Call of Duty etc.
   After looking at the data of joint tests and videos, you already be able to figure out which CPU is better to buy Apple M2 or M1.


 
Apple M2
Apple M1

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
CPU Benchmark
Based on Antutu and Geekbench score
Apple M2100% M1100%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Apple M2100% M1100%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Apple M2100% M1100%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Apple M2 M1
Total score13777941204017
CPU385778337129
GPU523560457523
MEM220445192638
UX248006216731

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Apple M2 M1
Single-Core18961807
Multi-Core88627691

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Apple M2 M1
Frequency3490 MHz3200 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography5 nm5 nm
Transistors count20000 millions16000 millions
Core configuration4x3.49 GHz Avalanche
4x2.39 GHz Blizzard
4x3.2 GHz Firestorm
4x2.0 GHz Icestorm
Power consumption (TDP)4 W5 W
Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR4X
Max. Memory64 Gb32 Gb
Memory Frequency64002666
Memory bandwidth7664
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache2 Mb48 KB
L2 cache8 MB4 MB
L3 cache16 MB12 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.5-AARMv8.4-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Apple M2 is 8% better than M1 in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUApple M2Apple M1
GPU Frequency3490 MHz3200 MHz
GFloPS36002600
# of Cores108
# of Shader Units2560128
Display2732 x 2048 pixels2732 x 2048 pixels
The frequency of the GPU does not always directly indicate its performance. To fully evaluate all the capabilities of a graphics chip, you should take into account the number of Shader Units and Cores, as well as how many GFlops it has.

Gaming benchmark
Fortnite Mobile52.346.1
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)163.8142.7
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra98.385.7
Call of Duty: Mobile90.578.7
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)139.5122.1
Minecraft: Pocket Edition201.1176.2
Real Racing 3196.5171.6
Sniper 3D215.6188.1
Need for Speed No Limits136.3119.3
Mortal Kombat X141.8123.4
CSR Racing 2117.5102.7
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the gadget and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Antutu 8 and GeekBench 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution63 MP24 MP
Dual Camera resolution24 MP24 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Apple ISPApple ISP
Video Encoding FPS960960
Video Encoding resolution4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9Dolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9


Networks and Navigation
ModemApple Modem 5GSnapdragon X80 5G
Download speed12500 MBit/s.9500 MBit/s.
Upload speed7500 MBit/s.6000 MBit/s.
NavigationGalileo, GPS, BeidouGalileo, GLONASS, GPS, Beidou
NFC supportYesYes
5G supportYesYes


Result:
The number of parameters for which Apple M2 is better: 35
The number of parameters for which Apple M1 is better: 1
   You need to understand that you should not sightlessly trust the software comparison on the table. You can watch video from beginning to end of parallel testing and hear what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both CPUs think, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
Apple M2 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu 8
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile
M1 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu 8
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile


Apple M2 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
• Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs Google Tensor
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs Apple A10 Fusion
• Vs Apple A11 Bionic
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Apple A13 Bionic
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 920
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 828
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 820
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 800T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8200


M1 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Apple A13 Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Apple M1 Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8200
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