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The secret is fully revealed: how the Apple M1 Ultra GPU outperformed the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090

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Earlier this month, Apple introduced the latest Apple M1 Ultra single-chip system, which was created for the Mac Studio desktop computer. The Apple M1 Ultra is essentially two M1 Max chips fused together with a new interconnect architecture that Apple is calling UltraFusion. This uses a silicon midspan that delivers 2.5 TB/s throughput.

The secret is fully revealed: how the Apple M1 Ultra GPU outperformed the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090

The specs of the M1 Ultra are impressive, with Apple posting a graph comparing the performance of the M1 Ultra GPU to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090, the most powerful PC GPU at the time.

This chart was commented as follows: “For the most demanding graphics-intensive tasks such as 3D rendering and complex image processing, the M1 Ultra is equipped with a 64-core GPU, delivering higher performance than even the most powerful PC GPU while consuming 200 watts less power.”

The graph and the quote point to two things. First, the M1 Ultra is significantly more power efficient than the Nvidia RTX 3090. This part is absolutely correct. Secondly, the M1 Ultra is more productive than the Nvidia RTX 3090. But this is no longer the case. The thing is, Apple achieved this misleading comparison by cutting off the graph before the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 GPU got close to its peak performance.

The secret is fully revealed: how the Apple M1 Ultra GPU outperformed the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090

The M1 Ultra maxes out at 215W, compared to 350W for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090. In the chart, Apple is trimming the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 to around 320W, severely limiting its potential. When the power reaches 350W, the performance of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 noticeably increases and the card is well ahead of the Apple M1 Ultra GPU, as was proven in The Verge review.

Now the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti has been announced, which runs at up to 450 watts. We haven’t seen benchmarks yet, but it’s clear that the new card will be much faster than the Apple M1 Ultra GPU.

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AMD video cards have become dramatically faster by up to 17%, and possibly more. The test of the new driver showed that there really is an increase

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AMD video cards have become dramatically faster by up to

AMD recently promised that its new graphics driver will bring gaming performance up to 24%. This driver is already available and we have test results.

AMD video cards have become dramatically faster by up to 17%, and possibly more.  The test of the new driver showed that there really is an increase

Unfortunately, the source did not test the games Crysis Remastered and Total War Saga: Troy, where AMD promised 24% and 17% growth, respectively. But even without them, the situation is generally clear.

AMD video cards have become dramatically faster by up to 17%, and possibly more.  The test of the new driver showed that there really is an increase

AMD video cards have become dramatically faster by up to 17%, and possibly more.  The test of the new driver showed that there really is an increase
AMD video cards have become dramatically faster by up to 17%, and possibly more.  The test of the new driver showed that there really is an increase

As you can see, on average for 50 games, the increase was 2-3% depending on the resolution, which is completely imperceptible during the game. But still it is more correct to look at the results in specific games.

And there really is something to appreciate. If we talk about Full HD, then in Watch Dogs: Legion the increase was 12%, and this is the maximum figure. At the same time, in 2K resolution in the same game, the increase was already 17%.

Also, a noticeable increase was observed in Death Stranding, Apex Legends, The Witcher 3, Forza 5 and a number of other projects. If we compare the results with AMD’s promises, then in the same Apex Legends the company promised a 5% increase, but in fact we have from 6% to 9% depending on the resolution, that is, the result is even better. So, perhaps, in the same Crysis Remastered, the growth will be even more than the promised 24%.

Separately, it is worth highlighting Godfall, where the new driver, on the contrary, leads to a decrease in performance by 2-7%.

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No, AMD will not be the first to offer a dual-chip chipset to the market. Asus X670 Prime motherboard schematic showing two separate chips

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It looks like all the rumors about AMD’s dual-chip chipsets were wrong after all.

Recall that in recent days there have been reports that the X670 will be a chipset consisting of two chipsets on one substrate. But, apparently, a broken phone or a bad translation of some source data from some Asian language worked.

No, AMD will not be the first to offer a dual-chip chipset to the market.  Asus X670 Prime motherboard schematic showing two separate chips

In any case, as you can see on the diagram of the Asus X670 Prime mainboard, the chipset will indeed have two chips, but they will be completely separate. This is similar to the northbridge/southbridge circuit that was used extensively in the past, but in this case, according to the available data, the chips are exactly the same. The chipset chip is codenamed Promontory and is an ASMedia development.

Judging by the diagram, one of the microcircuits will be located directly under the video card slot, and for now we can only guess if this will lead to excessive heating.

Recall that AMD will present new chipsets at Computex 2022 the other day.

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This is what the first motherboard for Ryzen 7000 processors looks like. ASRock X670E Taichi lit up on the Web

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This is what the first motherboard for Ryzen 7000 processors

In a few days, AMD will introduce the X670E, X670 and B650 chipsets for AM5 platform motherboards designed to work with Ryzen 7000 processors. But today we can get our first look at such a board.

This is what the first motherboard for Ryzen 7000 processors looks like. ASRock X670E Taichi lit up on the Web

ASRock itself showed the X670E Taichi on video, however, the video has already been deleted. As the name implies, the board is based on the top X670E chipset, but technically it will not differ from the X670. Recall that both chipsets will be dual-chip, that is, they will consist of two identical chipsets on one substrate.

So far, we can say something about the board itself only by looking at the image. You can see two PCIe slots, four DDR slots, a processor socket, and what appears to be a passively cooled chipset. This gives hope that it will not heat up too much.

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