Become a MacRumors Supporter for $50/year with no ads, ability to filter front page stories, and private forums.

TheFluffyDuck

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 26, 2012
706
1,815
It looks like the M1 can just about "Shred" an entry-level Nvidia graphics card from....4 years ago!
If it was beating an Nvidia 2060 (a.k.a last years entry-level GPU) that would be a different story. But it can just outdo a budget card from almost half a decade ago. So get ready for another generation of integrated graphical mediocrity.

 

rafark

macrumors 68000
Sep 1, 2017
1,530
2,303
That a "pro" machine has "pro graphics"? Not four year out of date budget graphics?
Well it’s still a laptop. 4 years is not that much. A 4-year old *dedicated* graphics card can still run pretty much anything today, and it’s an entry-level pro. I’d agree with you if Apple was selling a 2-5k computer with this chip, but these laptops are $700-1300, around the same price range as the new iPhones.
 

senttoschool

macrumors 65816
Nov 2, 2017
1,434
2,777
It looks like the M1 can just about "Shred" an entry-level Nvidia graphics card from....4 years ago!
If it was beating an Nvidia 2060 (a.k.a last years entry-level GPU) that would be a different story. But it can just outdo a budget card from almost half a decade ago. So get ready for another generation of integrated graphical mediocrity.


The M1 literally has, far and away, the fastest integrated GPU ever in the history of computing. The iGPU is significantly faster than AMD's best iGPU and AMD is a company dedicated to making GPUs (and CPUs).

Like others have said, I'd be pissed off if this iGPU is inside a $3000 Macbook Pro 16". I'm beyond impressed that it's in entry level Macs.

There are other legitimate things to complain about such as starting with a measly 8GB of ram in 2020 and keeping the stupid touchbar. The iGPU is not something we should complain about.
 
Last edited:

thunng8

macrumors 65816
Feb 8, 2006
1,005
388
i was planning to get a M1 system but fear got in the way at the 11th hour so I bought a Intel MacBook Pro 2020 13”. Maybe when the M1x or m2 come out o may trade in the intel one. It will get better
You do realise the M1's graphics is way faster than the computer you just brought? The OP was not happy because the integrated graphics of the M1 didn't beat a discrete desktop GPU
 

anshuvorty

macrumors 68030
Sep 1, 2010
2,536
2,897
California, USA
First generation. It’s still impressive. Some of you really have super high expectations.
I concur. Seriously, there is no way that an on package chip that is sharing memory with CPU cores and other cores, can have the performance of a dedicated GPU, like the 2060.

Some of you that expected the performance like Nvidia's discrete GPUs, just don't understand how computer components work.
 

Joelist

macrumors 6502
Jan 28, 2014
463
373
Illinois
Okay, I just ran gfxbench Metal on my MBP 16 with the Radeon Pro 5500M. And, it looks really competitve.

For example, my MBP 16 on Aztec Ruins High Tier gets 2863.62 frames, or 44.5353 fps. M1 clocks in at 3492 frames or 54.3 fps. It is similar in other tests.

So M1 is performing on par with the discrete graphics on my MBP 16 it seems.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.