Apple M1 vs. AMD Ryzen 5 3600

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple M1 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Apple M1 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Apple M series Family AMD Ryzen
Apple M1 CPU group AMD Ryzen 3000
1 Generation 3
M1 Architecture Matisse (Zen 2)
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor AMD Ryzen 5 2600
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

8 Cores 6
8 Threads 12
3.20 GHz Frequency 3.60 GHz
Turbo (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
Turbo (All Cores) 4.00 GHz
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Apple M1 (8 Core) GPU no iGPU
1.30 GHz GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
1 GPU Generation
5 nm Technology
2 Max. displays
128 Execution units
Shader
8 GB Max. GPU Memory
DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

LPDDR4X-4266 Memory DDR4-3200
16 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 Memory channels 2
No ECC Yes
16.00 MB L2 Cache
L3 Cache 32.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
PCIe lanes 20

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

15 W TDP (PL1) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
20 W TDP up --
10 W TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

5 nm Technology 7 nm
ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
N/A Socket AM4
None Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q4/2020 Release date Q3/2019
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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
1503 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6x 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
1235 (82%)
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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
7759 (85%)
Amazon
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6x 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
9113 (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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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6x 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
472 (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%)
Amazon
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6x 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
3570 (100%)
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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%)
Amazon
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6x 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
197 (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%)
Amazon
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6x 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
1578 (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
1742 (100%)
Amazon
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6x 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
1183 (68%)
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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
7650 (100%)
Amazon
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6x 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
6821 (89%)
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Monero Hashrate kH/s

The crypto currency Monero has been using the RandomX algorithm since November 2019. This PoW (proof of work) algorithm can only efficiently be calculated using a processor (CPU) or a graphics card (GPU). The CryptoNight algorithm was used for Monero until November 2019, but it could be calculated using ASICs. RandomX benefits from a high number of CPU cores, cache and a fast connection of the memory via as many memory channels as possible. Tested with XMRig v6.x under the operation system HiveOS.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6x 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
7 (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) @ 1.30 GHz
2600 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
--
0 (0%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6x 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
235.7 (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%)
Amazon
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6x 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
17877 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Apple M1 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
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)
One Gaming PC Ryzen 5 3600
Lenono IdeaCentre T540-15AMA G
HP Pavilion Gaming TG01-0201ng schwarz (9HP03EA#ABD)
In this comparison between the Apple M1 and the AMD Ryzen 5 3600, two processors from different worlds contact each other. The Apple M1 was developed by Apple, is manufactured in the 5-nanometer procedure and is used exclusively in Apple devices (MacBook and Mac Mini) to the appearance. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600, however, is a desktop processor based on the base AM4-based desktop processor, which is manufactured in the 7-nanometer method and can be installed on each mainboard with just this socket.

Apple M1 is a processor with 8 cores and a big.Little-core architecture. This means in this case that the processor has 4 high-performance cores and 4 power parkers and, depending on the application, use it to provide extremely energy-saving performance. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600, on the other hand, has 6 normal processor cores, which with up to 4.20 Gigahertz clocks and, unlike the Apple processor, support the hyper-threading technology.

The Apple M1 has an extremely powerful internal graphic unit. This has 128 shader units, clocks 3.20 Gigahertz and thus reaches a FP32 computing power of 2600 gigaFlops. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 has no internal graphics unit and can therefore be operated exclusively with a dedicated graphics card.

Both processors are equipped with PCI Express in version 4.0. About e.g. The fast M.2 hard drives are controlled or in the case of the AMD processor also the dedicated graphics card.

The two processors each have 2 memory channels. The Apple M1 supports (Stand 03/2021) the operation of a maximum of 16 gigabytes of type LPDDR4X-4266 type. With the AMD Ryzen 5 3600, however, with up to 128 gigabytes, significantly more memory can be operated. The AMD processor supports modules from type DDR4-3200.

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