Apple M1 vs AMD Ryzen 7 4700U

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Apple M1 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
Apple M1 AMD Ryzen 7 4700U

CPU comparison

Apple M1 or AMD Ryzen 7 4700U ? 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 7 4700U has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.10 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 7 4700U was released in Q1/2020.
Apple M series Family AMD Ryzen 7
Apple M1 CPU group AMD Ryzen 4000U
1 Generation 3
M1 Architecture Renoir (Zen 2)
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
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 7 4700U 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 8
8 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.20 GHz
4x Firestorm
A-Core 2.00 GHz (4.10 GHz)
8x Zen 2
2.06 GHz
4x Icestorm
B-Core --
-- C-Core --

Internal Graphics

The Apple M1 or AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 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 AMD Radeon 7 Graphics (Renoir)
1.30 GHz GPU frequency 1.60 GHz
GPU (Turbo)
1 GPU Generation 9
5 nm Technology 7 nm
2 Max. displays 3
128 Execution units 7
1024 Shader 448
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
DirectX Version 12

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) 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
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

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 64 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 8.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
PCIe lanes 12

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) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
20 W TDP up 35 W
10 W TDP down 10 W
-- Tjunction max. 105 °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 7 4700U 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 FP6
Apple Virtualization Framework Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
macOS Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2020 Release date Q1/2020
-- Release price --
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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 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1184 (79%)
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 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
6874 (89%)
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 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
464 (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 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
2424 (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 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
999 (57%)
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 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
4831 (63%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-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 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
2902 (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 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
AMD Radeon 7 Graphics (Renoir) @ 1.60 GHz
1433 (55%)
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 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
72 (62%)
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 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
13644 (94%)
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 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)
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 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
4720 (96%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark 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 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
188 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



Devices using this processor

Apple M1 AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
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)
ASUS ZenBook 14
Acer Swift 3

News and articles for the Apple M1 and the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U



If you compare the Apple M1 with the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, you will immediately notice serious differences. The Apple M1 is based on a big.LITTLE core architecture, whereas the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U is based on a normal architecture with 8 cores of the same size. The Apple M1 also has 8 cores, but these are divided into 2 categories. 4 cores are so-called high-performance cores (big) and the other 4 are power-saving cores (LITTLE). This structure enables the Apple processor to work very efficiently in terms of power consumption.

In addition, the Apple M1 uses the ARMv8-A64 instruction set, while the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U uses the x86-64 instruction set. Even if both are 64 bit command rods, there is still a clear difference. The ARM instruction set is by no means supported by all applications, so there are no problems with the x86 instruction set of the AMD processor.

Both processors are equipped with internal graphics units, whereby the Apple M1 has the much stronger iGPU here. This clocks at 3.20 gigahertz and achieves an FP32 computing line (single accuracy) of 2600 GigaFLOPS. The AMD Radeon 7 Graphics (Renoir) is built into the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U. This clocks at 1.60 gigahertz and, with its 7 execution units and 448 shaders, achieves an FP32 computing line (single precision) of 1433 GigaFLOPS.

In terms of RAM, both processors support modules of the type LPDDR4X-4266. The AMD Ryzen 7 4700U also supports modules of the DDR4-3200 type and modules with automatic error correction (ECC main memory). In addition, only a maximum of 16 gigabytes of RAM can be operated with the Apple M1. The AMD Ryzen 7 4700U supports twice the size with up to 32 gigabytes.

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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