Apple M1 vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple M1 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Apple M1 AMD Ryzen 5 3600

CPU comparison

Apple M1 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Apple M1 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz. Up to 16 GB of memory is supported in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The Apple M1 was released in Q4/2020.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 was released in Q3/2019.
Apple M series Family AMD Ryzen 5
Apple M1 CPU group AMD Ryzen 3000
1 Generation 3
M1 Architecture Matisse (Zen 2)
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Apple M2 Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Apple M1 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

8 Cores 6
8 Threads 12
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
3.20 GHz
4x Firestorm
A-Core 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz)
2.06 GHz
4x Icestorm
B-Core --
-- C-Core --

Internal Graphics

The Apple M1 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

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
1024 Shader
8 GB Max. GPU Memory
DirectX Version

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

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 & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

LPDDR4X-4266 Memory DDR4-3200
16 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
68.2 GB/s Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
No ECC Yes
16.00 MB L2 Cache
L3 Cache 32.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
PCIe lanes 20

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

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

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Apple M1 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

5 nm Technology 7 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
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 (LGA 1331)
Apple Virtualization Framework Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
macOS Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2020 Release date Q3/2019
-- Release price 185 $
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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
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1503 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1250 (83%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



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
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7759 (85%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
9150 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
472 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



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
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
3570 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



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
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1742 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1183 (68%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7650 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
6821 (89%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
488 (100%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
3990 (100%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



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
2610 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
117 (84%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
140 (100%)
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



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
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
14463 (81%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
17877 (100%)
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



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
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
314 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
235.7 (75%)
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4935 (75%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6585 (100%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



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.

To trade Monero you can register with the crypto broker Kraken.com. We've been customers there for a few years now and have been very satisfied so far.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
7 (100%)
Show all Monero Hashrate kH/s results



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
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
197 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1578 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



Devices 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)
Apple iPad Air (2022)
One Gaming PC Ryzen 5 3600
Lenono IdeaCentre T540-15AMA G
HP Pavilion Gaming TG01-0201ng schwarz (9HP03EA#ABD)

News and articles for the Apple M1 and the AMD Ryzen 5 3600

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Posted by Stefan on 2022-06-28
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In this article we describe how Apple could realize this and why the price should also go up.
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Posted by Stefan on 2022-06-09
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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.

Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


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