Intel Core i7-11850H vs Apple M1

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-11850H CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple M1
Intel Core i7-11850H Apple M1

CPU comparison

Intel Core i7-11850H or Apple M1 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i7-11850H has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.80 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-11850H was released in Q2/2021.

The Apple M1 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Apple M1 was released in Q4/2020.
Intel Core i7 (293) Family Apple M series (23)
Intel Core i 11000H (17) CPU group Apple M1 (9)
11 Generation 1
Tiger Lake H Architecture M1
Mobile Segment Mobile
Intel Core i7-10850H Predecessor --
-- Successor Apple M2

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-11850H has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 16 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-11850H is 2.50 GHz (4.80 GHz) while the Apple M1 has 8 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Apple M1 is at 0.60 GHz (3.20 GHz).

Intel Core i7-11850H Characteristic Apple M1
8 Cores 8
16 Threads 8
normal Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.50 GHz (4.80 GHz) A-Core 0.60 GHz (3.20 GHz)
4x Firestorm
-- B-Core 0.60 GHz (2.06 GHz)
4x Icestorm

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.

Intel Core i7-11850H Characteristic Apple M1
-- AI hardware Apple Neural Engine
-- AI specifications 16 Neural cores @ 11 TOPS

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-11850H or Apple M1 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.

Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (32 EU) GPU Apple M1 (8 Core)
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.39 GHz
1.45 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.30 GHz
11 GPU Generation 1
10 nm Technology 5 nm
3 Max. displays 2
32 Compute units 128
256 Shader 1024
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
64 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
12 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.

Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (32 EU) GPU Apple M1 (8 Core)
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 / Encode Codec VP8 Decode
Decode Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-11850H can use up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 51.2 GB/s. The Apple M1 supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 68.2 GB/s.

Intel Core i7-11850H Characteristic Apple M1
DDR4-3200 Memory LPDDR4X-4266
128 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 68.2 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache 16.00 MB
24.00 MB L3 Cache --
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
20 PCIe lanes --
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i7-11850H is 45 W, while the Apple M1 has a TDP of 18 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i7-11850H Characteristic Apple M1
45 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 18 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up 20 W
35 W TDP down 10 W
100 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-11850H is manufactured in 10 nm and has 24.00 MB cache. The Apple M1 is manufactured in 5 nm and has a 16.00 MB cache.

Intel Core i7-11850H Characteristic Apple M1
10 nm Technology 5 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv8.5-A (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512 ISA extensions Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation
BGA 1787 Socket --
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization Apple Virtualization Framework
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems macOS
Q2/2021 Release date Q4/2020
395 $ 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.
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
1517 (100%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1503 (99%)

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.
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
12345 (100%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7759 (63%)

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.
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
1634 (94%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1742 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
9045 (100%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7650 (85%)

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.
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
1922 (81%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
2369 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
8562 (100%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
8576 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (32 EU) @ 1.45 GHz
742 (28%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
Apple M1 (8 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
2610 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
20871 (100%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
14463 (69%)

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.
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
112 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
509 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
590 (100%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
5342 (100%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
117 (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.
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
314 (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.
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
4899 (100%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 0.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
2.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
7,759 CB R23 MC @ 18 W
431 (100%)

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).
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 0.60 GHz
11 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i7-11850H Apple M1
Unknown 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)

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