100points

Apple M1 Ultra

73points

Apple M2

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63 facts in comparison

Apple M1 Ultra vs Apple M2

Apple M1 Ultra
Apple M2

Why is Apple M1 Ultra better than Apple M2?

  • 2.85x faster CPU speed
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    16 x 3.2GHz & 4 x 2GHzvs4 x 3.2GHz & 4 x 2GHz
  • 12 more CPU threads
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    20vs8
  • 32MB bigger L2 cache
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    48MBvs16MB
  • 700GB/s more memory bandwidth
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    800GB/svs100GB/s
  • 104GB larger maximum memory amount
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    128GBvs24GB
  • 2.72x higher multi-core Geekbench 5 result
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    24055vs8837
  • 94000million more transistors
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    114000 millionvs20000 million
  • 3 more displays supported
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    5vs2

Why is Apple M2 better than Apple M1 Ultra?

  • 81W lower TDP
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    15Wvs96W

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User reviews

Overall Rating

Apple M1 Ultra
7.3
7 User reviews
Apple M1 Ultra
7.3/10
7 User reviews
Apple M2
0.0
0 User reviews
Apple M2
0.0/10
0 User reviews

Features

Value for money

6.3/10
7 votes
No reviews yet
 

Gaming

5.4/10
7 votes
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Performance

6.9/10
7 votes
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Reliability

6.9/10
7 votes
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Energy efficiency

6.9/10
7 votes
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Comments

Said Berke

Said Berke

6 months ago

9 / 10

For professionals

Said Berke

Said Berke

6 months ago

9 / 10

3 users found this helpful
Siddharth

Siddharth

5 months ago

10 / 10

Don't buy it if you want to do intense gaming

Siddharth

Siddharth

5 months ago

10 / 10

Very good for day to day usage

2 users found this helpful
Anish

Anish

5 months ago

10 / 10

best processor so far

Anish

Anish

5 months ago

10 / 10

1 users found this helpful

General info

Has integrated graphics
Apple M1 Ultra
Apple M2
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
CPU temperature

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

100°C

If the CPU exceeds the maximum operating temperature then problems such as random resets can occur.
PCI Express (PCIe) version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) is a high-speed interface standard for connecting components, such as graphics cards and SSDs, to a motherboard. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
number of transistors

114000 million

20000 million

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
Supports 64-bit
Apple M1 Ultra
Apple M2
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.

Performance

CPU speed

16 x 3.2GHz & 4 x 2GHz

4 x 3.2GHz & 4 x 2GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
turbo clock speed

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

3.2GHz

When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
Has an unlocked multiplier
Apple M1 Ultra
Apple M2
Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier which makes them easy to overclock, allowing you to gain increased performance in games and other apps.
L2 cache

48MB

16MB

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
L3 cache

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
L1 cache

192KB

192KB

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
L2 core

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

1.5MB/core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
L3 core

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

Benchmarks

PassMark result

41261

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
PassMark result (single)

3896

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
Cinebench R20 (multi) result

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's multi-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.
Cinebench R20 (single) result

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's single-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
Blender (bmw27) result

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

The Blender (bmw27) benchmark measures the performance of a processor by rendering a 3D scene. More powerful processors can render the scene in less time.
Blender (classroom) result

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

The Blender (classroom) benchmark measures the performance of a processor by rendering a 3D scene. More powerful processors can render the scene in less time.
performance per watt

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

This means the CPU is more efficient, giving a greater amount of performance for each watt of power used.

Integrated graphics

GPU clock speed

1300MHz

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
GPU turbo

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

1278MHz

When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
A graphics processing unit (GPU) with a greater number of execution units can deliver better graphics.
Using multiple displays you can create a larger workspace, making it easier to work across multiple apps.
DirectX version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
OpenGL version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
OpenCL version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

Some apps use OpenCL to apply the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.
TMUs take textures and map them to the geometry of a 3D scene. More TMUs will typically mean that texture information is processed faster.
The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.

Memory

RAM speed

6400MHz

6400MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is the most common type of RAM. Newer versions of DDR memory support higher maximum speeds and are more energy-efficient.
More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
bus transfer rate

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.
Supports ECC memory
Apple M1 Ultra
Apple M2
Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
eMMC version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

A higher version of eMMC allows faster memory interfaces, having a positive effect on the performance of a device. For example, when transferring files from your computer to the internal storage over USB.
bus speed

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.

Features

uses multithreading
Apple M1 Ultra
Apple M2
Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
Has AES
Apple M1 Ultra
Apple M2
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Has AVX
Apple M1 Ultra
Apple M2
AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial apps, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.
SSE version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.
Has F16C
Apple M1 Ultra
Apple M2
F16C is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
bits executed at a time

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1 Ultra)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M2)

NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
Has MMX
Apple M1 Ultra
Apple M2
MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
Has TrustZone
Apple M1 Ultra
Apple M2
A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).
The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better

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