Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) vs Intel Core i7-1065G7

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-1065G7
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Intel Core i7-1065G7

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) and the Intel Core i7-1065G7 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) 12 core processor released in Q1/2023 with the Intel Core i7-1065G7 which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q3/2019.
Apple M series (23) Family Intel Core i7 (298)
Apple M2 (8) CPU group Intel Core i 1000G/10000U (19)
2 Generation 10
M2 Architecture Ice Lake U
Mobile Segment Mobile
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Predecessor --
Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU) Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) is a 12 core processor with a clock frequency of 0.66 GHz (3.50 GHz). The processor can compute 12 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i7-1065G7 clocks with 1.30 GHz (3.90 GHz), has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Characteristic Intel Core i7-1065G7
12 Cores 4
12 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
0.66 GHz (3.50 GHz)
8x Avalanche
A-Core 1.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
0.60 GHz (2.42 GHz)
4x Blizzard
B-Core --

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Characteristic Intel Core i7-1065G7
Apple Neural Engine AI hardware --
16 Neural cores @ 15.8 TOPS AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Apple M2 Pro (19 Core) GPU Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7
0.45 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
1.40 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.50 GHz
2 GPU Generation 11
5 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
304 Compute units 64
2432 Shader 512
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 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.

Apple M2 Pro (19 Core) GPU Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7
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

Up to 32 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU), while the Intel Core i7-1065G7 supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 59.6 GB/s enabled.

Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Characteristic Intel Core i7-1065G7
LPDDR5-6400 Memory LPDDR4-3733, DDR4-3200
32 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
102.4 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 59.6 GB/s
No ECC No
36.00 MB L2 Cache --
-- L3 Cache 8.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
-- PCIe lanes 16
-- PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) has a TDP of 40 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i7-1065G7 is 15 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Characteristic Intel Core i7-1065G7
40 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up 25 W
-- TDP down 12 W
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) has 36.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 5 nm. The cache of Intel Core i7-1065G7 is at 8.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 10 nm.

Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Characteristic Intel Core i7-1065G7
5 nm Technology 10 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
Armv8.5-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
-- Socket BGA 1526
Apple Virtualization Framework Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
macOS, iPadOS Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2023 Release date Q3/2019
-- Release price 390 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) (100%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 (60%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) (100%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 (28%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
122 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
64 (52%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
782 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
184 (24%)

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 M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1695 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1153 (68%)

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 M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
14855 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
4475 (30%)

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 M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1874 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1184 (63%)

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 M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
15506 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
3786 (24%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
2689 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1564 (58%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
14207 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
4410 (31%)

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 M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
Apple M2 Pro (19 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
6745 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 @ 0.50 GHz
512 (8%)

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 M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
26294 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
8477 (32%)

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 M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
448 (100%)

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 M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1639 (100%)

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 M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
566.3 (100%)

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 M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 0.66 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 1.30 GHz
1881 (100%)

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 M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
184 (100%)

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 M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
704 (100%)

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
14,855 CB R23 MC @ 40 W
371 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
1.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 0.66 GHz
15.8 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 1.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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