Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) vs Intel Core i7-13700H

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Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-13700H
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Intel Core i7-13700H

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) and the Intel Core i7-13700H and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) 14 core processor released in Q4/2023 with the Intel Core i7-13700H which has 14 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2023.
Apple M series (25) Family Intel Core i7 (298)
Apple M3 (6) CPU group Intel Core i 13000H (26)
3 Generation 13
M3 Architecture Raptor Lake H
Mobile Segment Mobile
Apple M2 Max (30-GPU) Predecessor Intel Core i7-12700H
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) is a 14 core processor with a clock frequency of 0.70 GHz (4.06 GHz). The processor can compute 14 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i7-13700H clocks with 2.40 GHz (5.00 GHz), has 14 CPU cores and can calculate 20 threads in parallel.

Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Characteristic Intel Core i7-13700H
14 Cores 14
14 Threads 20
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
0.70 GHz (4.06 GHz)
10x P-Core
A-Core 2.40 GHz (5.00 GHz)
6x Raptor Cove
0.74 GHz (2.75 GHz)
4x E-Core
B-Core 1.80 GHz (3.70 GHz)
8x Gracemont

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Characteristic Intel Core i7-13700H
Apple Neural Engine AI hardware --
16 Neural cores @ 35 TOPS AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

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 M3 Max (30 Core) GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake)
0.39 GHz GPU frequency 0.40 GHz
1.40 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.50 GHz
-- GPU Generation 13
3 nm Technology 10 nm
5 Max. displays 4
480 Compute units 96
3840 Shader 768
Yes Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
96 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 GB
-- DirectX Version 12.1

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 M3 Max (30 Core) GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake)
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
Decode Codec AV1 Decode
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 96 GB of memory in a maximum of 3 memory channels is supported by the Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU), while the Intel Core i7-13700H supports a maximum of 96 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 102.4 GB/s enabled.

Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Characteristic Intel Core i7-13700H
LPDDR5-6400 Memory LPDDR5-6400, LPDDR4X-4266, DDR5-5200, DDR4-3200
96 GB Max. Memory 96 GB
3 Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
307.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 102.4 GB/s
No ECC Yes
36.00 MB L2 Cache --
-- L3 Cache 24.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 5.0
-- PCIe lanes 28
-- PCIe Bandwidth 110.3 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) has a TDP of 50 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i7-13700H is 45 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Characteristic Intel Core i7-13700H
50 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 45 W
-- TDP (PL2) 115 W
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 35 W
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) has 36.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 3 nm. The cache of Intel Core i7-13700H is at 24.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 10 nm.

Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Characteristic Intel Core i7-13700H
3 nm Technology 10 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
-- Socket BGA 1744
Apple Virtualization Framework Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
macOS, iPadOS Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2023 Release date Q1/2023
-- Release price 502 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) (100%)
Intel Core i7-13700H (81%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) (100%)
Intel Core i7-13700H (62%)

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 M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 4.06 GHz
141 (100%)
Intel Core i7-13700H Intel Core i7-13700H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
105 (74%)

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 M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 4.06 GHz
1373 (100%)
Intel Core i7-13700H Intel Core i7-13700H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
831 (61%)

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 M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 4.06 GHz
2150 (100%)
Intel Core i7-13700H Intel Core i7-13700H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1893 (88%)

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 M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 3.60 GHz
20961 (100%)
Intel Core i7-13700H Intel Core i7-13700H
14C 20T @ 4.40 GHz
11848 (57%)

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 M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 4.06 GHz
3125 (100%)
Intel Core i7-13700H Intel Core i7-13700H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
2531 (81%)

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 M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 3.60 GHz
19404 (100%)
Intel Core i7-13700H Intel Core i7-13700H
14C 20T @ 4.40 GHz
13360 (69%)

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 M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
Apple M3 Max (30 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
10650 (100%)
Intel Core i7-13700H Intel Core i7-13700H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) @ 1.50 GHz
2230 (21%)

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 M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 4.06 GHz
1968 (100%)
Intel Core i7-13700H Intel Core i7-13700H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 3.60 GHz
20983 (100%)
Intel Core i7-13700H Intel Core i7-13700H
14C 20T @ 4.40 GHz
0 (0%)

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 M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-13700H Intel Core i7-13700H
14C 20T @ 4.40 GHz
28845 (100%)

AI performance (NPU)

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is given here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher.

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 M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 0.70 GHz
35 (100%)
Intel Core i7-13700H Intel Core i7-13700H
14C 20T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Intel Core i7-13700H
Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2023)
Unknown

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