Intel Core i7-5550U vs. Apple M1

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-5550U CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple M1
Intel Core i7-5550U Apple M1
2.00 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
3.00 GHz Turbo (1 Core)
2.90 GHz Turbo (All Cores)
2 Cores 8
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
normal Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
Intel HD Graphics 6000 GPU Apple M1 (8 Core)
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 3.20 GHz
1.00 GHz GPU (Turbo)
8 GPU Generation 1
14 nm Technology 5 nm
11.2 DirectX Version
3 Max. displays 2
48 Execution units 128
384 Shader
16 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode
Broadwell Architecture M1
DDR3-1866 Memory
2 Memory channels 2
Max. Memory 16 GB
No ECC No
L2 Cache 16.00 MB
4.00 MB L3 Cache
2.0 PCIe version 4.0
12 PCIe lanes
14 nm Technology 5 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
BGA 1168 Socket N/A
15W TDP (PL1) 15W
Yes AES-NI Yes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization None
Q1/2015 Release date Q4/2020
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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 i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2x 2.00 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
1514 (100%)
Amazon



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 i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2x 2.00 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
Amazon
Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
7760 (100%)
Amazon



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.

Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2x 2.00 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
123 (100%)
Amazon
Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Amazon



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.

Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2x 2.00 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
307 (100%)
Amazon
Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Amazon



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 i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2x 2.00 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
Amazon
Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
1744 (100%)
Amazon



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 i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2x 2.00 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
Amazon
Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
7676 (100%)
Amazon



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 i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
Intel HD Graphics 6000 @ 1.00 GHz
768 (30%)
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Apple M1 Apple M1
Apple M1 (8 Core) @ 3.20 GHz
2600 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 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 i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2x 2.00 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
2994 (100%)
Amazon
Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Amazon



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 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 i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2x 2.00 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
6067 (100%)
Amazon
Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Amazon



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2x 2.00 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
1.43 (100%)
Amazon
Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Amazon



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2x 2.00 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
3.31 (100%)
Amazon
Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Amazon



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2x 2.00 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
35 (100%)
Amazon
Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Amazon



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 i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2x 2.00 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
4060 (100%)
Amazon
Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Amazon



Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Intel Core i7-5550U Apple M1
Unknown Apple MacBook Pro 13 (L2020)
Apple MacBook Air (2020)
Apple Mac mini (2020)

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