Apple M1 vs Intel Core i7-1185G7

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple M1 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-1185G7
Apple M1 Intel Core i7-1185G7
Apple M series Family Intel Core i7
Apple M1 CPU group Intel Core i 1100G/11000U
1 Generation 11
M1 Architecture Tiger Lake U
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 Intel Core i7-1185G7 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 4
8 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
3.20 GHz A-Core Frequency 3.00 GHz (4.80 GHz)
2.06 GHz B-Core Frequency --
-- C-Core Frequency --

Internal Graphics

The Apple M1 or Intel Core i7-1185G7 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 Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Tiger Lake G7)
1.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.40 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.35 GHz
1 GPU Generation 12
5 nm Technology 10 nm
2 Max. displays 4
128 Execution units 96
1024 Shader 768
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 16 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
No Codec AV1 Decode
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 Memory channels 2
68.2 GB/s Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
No ECC No
16.00 MB L2 Cache 5.00 MB
L3 Cache 12.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
PCIe lanes 4

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) 64 W @ 28 s
20 W TDP up 28 W
10 W TDP down 12 W
-- Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Apple M1 or Intel Core i7-1185G7 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 10 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
N/A Socket BGA 1526
Apple Virtualization Framework Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
macOS Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2020 Release date Q3/2020
-- Release price 426 $
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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 (98%)
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 4.80 GHz
1538 (100%)
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%)
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
6264 (81%)
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%)
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 4.80 GHz
598 (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%)
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
2477 (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%)
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 4.80 GHz
1578 (91%)
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%)
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
6102 (80%)
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%)
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2462 (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%)
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Tiger Lake G7) @ 1.35 GHz
2070 (79%)
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%)
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
59 (50%)
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%)
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
10896 (75%)
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%)
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 4.30 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%)
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
3812 (77%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



Devices using this processor

Apple M1 Intel Core i7-1185G7
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)
Unknown

News and articles for the Apple M1 and the Intel Core i7-1185G7


The Apple M1 is an 8-core mobile processor of Apple, which Apple has developed on the basis of the ARM technology itself. He uses a hybrid big.Little CPU design, combining 4 so-called efficiency cores (ICESTORM) with 4 performance cores (Firestorm). The processor is not only very economical, but also very powerful at the same time. The Apple M1 is manufactured in a very modern 5 Nm procedure for the contract-ready TSMC in Taiwan.

With a clock frequency of Apple M1, the processor clocks relatively low, but this is also due to the ARM technology. AMD and Intel use the X86-64 command set to another technology.

Intel's Core i7-1185G7 has 4 real CPU cores that can thanks to hyper-threading up to 8 threads at the same time. The base frequency of the processor is 3.0 GHz. Via the turbo mode, the mobile processor can lift its clock frequency to up to 4.8 GHz (load on a CPU core) or up to 4.3 GHz (load on all CPU cores) to increase its performance temporarily. The length of turbo use depends on cooling and energy requirements of the processor.

The Intel Core i7-1185G7 has a great advantage in the equipment of the memory. It can connect up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 or LPDDR4x-4266 memory while the Apple M1 supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory.

Both mobile processors have an internal graphic unit, Apple's M1 (8 core GPU) comes to a considerable computing power of 2.6 tflops. This is a very good value for an internal graphic. But also the Intel Iris XE Graphics 96 (Tiger Lake G7) @ 1.3 GHz of the Intel Core i7-1185G7 white with a capacity of just under 2.1 tflops to convince. Intel had presented the Intel XE graphic architecture for the first time in 2020. It is intended to replace the graphic architecture (Intel UHD), which came to the years. That was urgently needed as AMD had long been passed by Intel.

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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