Apple M1 vs. Intel Core i7-11700K

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple M1 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-11700K
Apple M1 Intel Core i7-11700K
3.20 GHz Frequency 3.60 GHz
Turbo (1 Core) 5.00 GHz
Turbo (All Cores) 4.50 GHz
8 Cores 8
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
Apple M1 (8 Core) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 750
3.20 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.30 GHz
1 GPU Generation 12
5 nm Technology 14 nm
DirectX Version 12
2 Max. displays 3
128 Execution units 32
Shader 256
8 GB Max. GPU Memory
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec AV1 Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode
M1 Architecture Rocket Lake
LPDDR4X-4266 Memory DDR4-3200
2 Memory channels 2
16 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
No ECC No
16.00 MB L2 Cache 4.00 MB
L3 Cache 16.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
PCIe lanes 20
5 nm Technology 14 nm
ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
N/A Socket LGA 1200
15W TDP (PL1) 125W
Yes AES-NI Yes
None Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q4/2020 Release date Q1/2021
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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 (96%)
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Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
1569 (100%)
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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 (52%)
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Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
15011 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
612 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
5709 (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 (97%)
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Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
1794 (100%)
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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 (71%)
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Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
10765 (100%)
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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 i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
Intel UHD Graphics 750 @ 1.30 GHz
666 (26%)
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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 i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
27065 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Apple M1 Intel Core i7-11700K
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)
Unknown

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