Apple M1 Ultra GPU is half the performance of RTX 3090, should consumers be excited or frustrated?

After Apple released the M1 Ultra processor, the market began to test its performance. According to foreign media reports, Apple said that the GPU performance of the M1 Ultra processor surpassed that of the Huida RTX 3090. After testing, it was found that the GPU performance of the M1 Ultra processor was only about half of the Huida RTX 3090.

The test results of “The Verge” show that the raw GPU performance of the M1 Ultra processor does not surpass the Huida RTX 3090 GPU as Apple claims, and most of the time the actual performance is only half of the RTX 3090. Even half the performance is pretty impressive, after all this is just the core display of an Arm-architecture SoC.

When Apple introduced the M1 Ultra processor, there was a chart showing that the relative performance of the chip surpassed the highest-end discrete GPUs, namely Alpha and AMD graphics cards, but Apple did not elaborate on the comparison results of the M1 Ultra and discrete graphics cards and what tests were done. Apple only shows a certain power of the M1 Ultra processor GPU, or a specific situation that beats the Huida RTX 3090 independent display GPU, but does not show the complete information, only intercepts clips.

The Verge decided to use the Geekbench 5 graphics test to compare the performance of the M1 Ultra and the RTX 3090 GPU. Unsurprisingly, running at full power is indeed not comparable to the Huida RTX3090, which is only about half the performance of the RTX 3090 GPU, but the results are already surprising. The Apple M1 Ultra integrates two M1 Max processors. Apple has successfully nearly doubled the performance of the M1 Max in this way, but it may also require more efficient heat dissipation.

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