Apple M1 vs. Intel Core i5-9500T

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple M1 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-9500T
Apple M1 Intel Core i5-9500T
Apple M series Family Intel Core i5
Apple M1 CPU group Intel Core i 9000
1 Generation 9
M1 Architecture Coffee Lake S Refresh
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor Intel Core i5-10500T

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

8 Cores 6
8 Threads 6
3.20 GHz Frequency 2.20 GHz
Turbo (1 Core) 3.70 GHz
Turbo (All Cores) 3.20 GHz
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Apple M1 (8 Core) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
3.20 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.05 GHz
1 GPU Generation 9.5
5 nm Technology 14 nm
2 Max. displays 3
128 Execution units 24
Shader 192
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

LPDDR4X-4266 Memory DDR4-2666
16 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 Memory channels 2
No ECC No
16.00 MB L2 Cache
L3 Cache 9.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
PCIe lanes 16

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

15 W TDP (PL1) 35 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
20 W TDP up --
10 W TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

5 nm Technology 14 nm
ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
N/A Socket LGA 1151-2
None Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q4/2020 Release date Q2/2019
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
1514 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6x 2.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
7760 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6x 2.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6x 2.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
155 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6x 2.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
811 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
1744 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6x 2.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
978 (56%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
7676 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6x 2.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
3984 (52%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Apple M1 Apple M1
Apple M1 (8 Core) @ 3.20 GHz
2600 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.05 GHz
403 (16%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6x 2.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
4205 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6x 2.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
16580 (100%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6x 2.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
9750 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Apple M1 Intel Core i5-9500T
Apple iMac 24 (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 (L2020)
Apple MacBook Air (2020)
Apple Mac mini (2020)
Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)
HP ProDesk i5-9500T

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