Apple M3 Max

Apple M3 Max

About processor

The Apple M3 Max processor is a game-changer in the world of laptop CPUs. Built on a 3nm technology, this processor boasts a total of 16 cores and 16 threads, making it a powerhouse for multitasking and demanding applications. With a base frequency of 3.6 GHz and a max turbo frequency of 4.05 GHz, the performance-core of this processor ensures incredible speed and responsiveness, while its integrated graphics model offers stunning visuals without the need for a dedicated graphics card. At a TDP of 30W, the Apple M3 Max strikes an impressive balance between power efficiency and high performance, making it an excellent choice for both productivity and entertainment. In terms of benchmark performance, the Apple M3 Max shines with a Geekbench 6 Single Core score of 3227 and a Multi-Core score of 21167, showcasing its ability to handle both single-threaded and multi-threaded tasks with ease. Overall, the Apple M3 Max is a top-tier processor that delivers exceptional performance, efficiency, and versatility, making it a desirable choice for high-end laptops and demanding users.

Basic

Label Name
Apple
Platform
Laptop
Launch Date
October 2023
Model Name
?
The Intel processor number is just one of several factors - along with processor brand, system configurations, and system-level benchmarks - to be considered when choosing the right processor for your computing needs.
M3 Max
Code Name
Apple M3

CPU Specifications

Total Cores
?
Cores is a hardware term that describes the number of independent central processing units in a single computing component (die or chip).
16
Total Threads
?
Where applicable, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology is only available on Performance-cores.
16
Performance-cores
12
Efficient-cores
4
Performance-core Base Frequency
3.6 GHz
Efficient-core Base Frequency
2.48 GHz
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency
?
Maximum P-core turbo frequency derived from Intel® Turbo Boost Technology.
4.05 GHz
L1 Cache
192K per core
L2 Cache
32MB
CPU Socket
?
The socket is the component that provides the mechanical and electrical connections between the processor and motherboard.
Apple M-Socket
Technology
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Lithography refers to the semiconductor technology used to manufacture an integrated circuit, and is reported in nanometer (nm), indicative of the size of features built on the semiconductor.
3 nm
TDP
30 W
Max. Operating Temperature
?
Junction Temperature is the maximum temperature allowed at the processor die.
100°C

Memory Specifications

Memory Type
?
Intel® processors come in four different types: Single Channel, Dual Channel, Triple Channel, and Flex Mode. Maximum supported memory speed may be lower when populating multiple DIMMs per channel on products that support multiple memory channels.
LPDDR5-6400
Max Memory Size
?
Max memory size refers to the maximum memory capacity supported by the processor.
128GB
Memory Channels
?
The number of memory channels refers to the bandwidth operation for real world application.
8

GPU Specifications

Integrated Graphics Model
?
An integrated GPU refers to the graphics core that is integrated into the CPU processor. Leveraging the processor's powerful computational capabilities and intelligent power efficiency management, it delivers outstanding graphics performance and a smooth application experience at a lower power consumption.
True

Benchmarks

Cinebench R23
Single Core Score
1950
Cinebench R23
Multi Core Score
24547
Geekbench 6
Single Core Score
3132
Geekbench 6
Multi Core Score
19808
Geekbench 5
Single Core Score
2270
Geekbench 5
Multi Core Score
21237
Cinebench 2024
Single Core Score
148
Cinebench 2024
Multi Core Score
1691
Cinebench 2024 GPU
Score
9960
Blender
Score
420

Compared to Other CPU

Cinebench R23 Single Core
1912 -1.9%
1898 -2.7%
Cinebench R23 Multi Core
25722 +4.8%
24691 +0.6%
24547
24509 -0.2%
23415 -4.6%
Geekbench 6 Single Core
Geekbench 6 Multi Core
19982 +0.9%
19972 +0.8%
19808
19801 -0%
19756 -0.3%
Geekbench 5 Single Core
2536 +11.7%
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
21500 +1.2%
21482 +1.2%
21237
21158 -0.4%
Cinebench 2024 Single Core
142 -4.1%
129 -12.8%
Cinebench 2024 Multi Core
1981 +17.1%
1880 +11.2%
1656 -2.1%
1360 -19.6%
Cinebench 2024 GPU
8841 -11.2%
6764 -32.1%
5968 -40.1%
4514 -54.7%
Blender
407 -3.1%