Intel Core Ultra 7 155H vs Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core Ultra 7 155H CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)

CPU comparison

Intel Core Ultra 7 155H or Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) - 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 Ultra 7 155H has 16 cores with 22 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.80 GHz. Up to 96 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core Ultra 7 155H was released in Q4/2023.

The Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) has 11 cores with 11 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.06 GHz. The CPU supports up to 36 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) was released in Q4/2023.
Intel Core Ultra 7 (14) Family Apple M series (25)
Intel Core Ultra 100H (5) CPU group Apple M3 (6)
1 Generation 3
Meteor Lake H Architecture M3
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core Ultra 7 155H is a 16 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.40 GHz (4.80 GHz). The Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) has 11 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 0.70 GHz (4.06 GHz).

Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Characteristic Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
16 Cores 11
22 Threads 11
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
1.40 GHz (4.80 GHz)
6x Redwood Cove
A-Core 0.70 GHz (4.06 GHz)
5x P-Core
0.90 GHz (3.80 GHz)
8x Crestmont
B-Core 0.74 GHz (2.75 GHz)
6x E-Core
0.70 GHz (2.50 GHz)
2x Crestmont
C-Core --

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.

Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Characteristic Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
Intel® AI Boost AI hardware Apple Neural Engine
Intel AI Boost @ 1.4 GHz (OpenVINO, WindowsML, DirectML, ONNX RT) AI specifications 16 Neural cores @ 35 TOPS
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel Iris Xe 8 Core Graphics 128 EUs (Meteor Lake) GPU Apple M3 Pro (14 Core)
0.60 GHz GPU frequency 0.39 GHz
2.25 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.40 GHz
-- GPU Generation --
5 nm Technology 3 nm
4 Max. displays 3
128 Compute units 224
1024 Shader 1792
Yes Hardware Raytracing Yes
No Frame Generation No
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 36 GB
12.2 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 Iris Xe 8 Core Graphics 128 EUs (Meteor Lake) GPU Apple M3 Pro (14 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 Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AV1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core Ultra 7 155H supports a maximum of 96 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) can connect up to 36 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Characteristic Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
LPDDR5X-7500, DDR5-5600 Memory LPDDR5-6400
96 GB Max. Memory 36 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
120.0 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 153.6 GB/s
No ECC No
18.00 MB L2 Cache 36.00 MB
24.00 MB L3 Cache --
5.0 PCIe version 4.0
20 PCIe lanes --
78.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core Ultra 7 155H has a TDP of 28 W, that of the Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) is 35 W.

Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Characteristic Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
28 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 35 W
115 W TDP (PL2) --
65 W TDP up --
20 W TDP down --
110 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core Ultra 7 155H has a 42.00 MB cache, while the Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) cache has a total of 36.00 MB.

Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Characteristic Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
7 nm Technology 3 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv8-A (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation
BGA 2049 Socket --
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization Apple Virtualization Framework
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 11, Linux Operating systems macOS, iPadOS
Q4/2023 Release date Q4/2023
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H (81%)
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H (94%)
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) (93%)

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 Ultra 7 155H Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16C 22T @ 4.80 GHz
1761 (93%)
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 4.06 GHz
1889 (100%)

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 Ultra 7 155H Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16C 22T @ 4.20 GHz
16825 (100%)
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 3.80 GHz
13289 (79%)

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 Ultra 7 155H Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16C 22T @ 4.80 GHz
1746 (76%)
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 4.06 GHz
2305 (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 Ultra 7 155H Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16C 22T @ 4.20 GHz
11878 (90%)
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 3.80 GHz
13255 (100%)

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 Ultra 7 155H Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16C 22T @ 4.80 GHz
2294 (73%)
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 4.06 GHz
3125 (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 Ultra 7 155H Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16C 22T @ 4.20 GHz
12749 (93%)
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 3.80 GHz
13755 (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 Ultra 7 155H Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
Intel Iris Xe 8 Core Graphics 128 EUs (Meteor Lake) @ 2.25 GHz
4460 (90%)
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
Apple M3 Pro (14 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
4970 (100%)

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 Ultra 7 155H Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16C 22T @ 4.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 4.06 GHz
139 (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 Ultra 7 155H Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16C 22T @ 4.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 4.06 GHz
847 (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 Ultra 7 155H Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16C 22T @ 4.20 GHz
24916 (100%)
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 3.80 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 Ultra 7 155H Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16,825 CB R23 MC @ 75 W
224 (100%)
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
0.70 GHz
0 (0%)

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).
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16C 22T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 0.70 GHz
35 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
ASUS Zenbook Duo (2024) UX8406 Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2023)

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