It’s not unsurprising that the Mac Studio with M1 Ultra falls behind in the frame-rate test, although the results are still more than impressive: 60 FPS @4K in Shadow of the Tomb Raider is not to be sniffed at. But the Apple silicon is trounced by the GeForce RTX 3090 in the OpenCL synthetic benchmark, and there are enough test entries on Geekbench now to show that this is not an outlier result.
Apple’s marketing text for the M1 Ultra comments in the notes that “performance was measured using select industry‑standard benchmarks”, and there is the fair argument that the new chip performs exceptionally well considering the much-lower power draw. But a little more transparency would go a long way in what seems to be a typical marketing maneuver in the tech world.
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