Apple M1 Max vs AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

We compared two CPUs: the 2.0 GHz Apple M1 Max (laptop) with 10-cores against the 3.8 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (desktop) with 8-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 5800X and Max
Advantages of Apple M1 Max
  • Around 361.92 GB/s (759%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Newer - released 1-year and 7-months later
  • Consumes up to 71% less energy than the Ryzen 7 5800X – 30 vs 105 Watt
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 7 nanometers
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Includes an integrated GPU Apple M1 Max GPU (32-core)
  • 10% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1785 vs 1626 points
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • 47% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.7 GHz vs 3.2 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1543
1608
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
12516
15490
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
M1 Max +11%
3852
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
22278
28162
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
M1 Max +10%
1796
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
M1 Max +20%
12726
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Apple M1 Max and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

General

Vendor Apple AMD
Released May 7, 2022 October 8, 2020
Type Laptop Desktop
instruction set ARMv8 x86-64
Codename - Vermeer
Socket Apple M-Socket AM4
Integrated GPU Apple M1 Max GPU (32-core) No

Performance

Cores 10 8
Threads 10 16
Base Frequency 2.0 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.2 GHz 4.7 GHz
Bus frequency - 100 MHz
Multiplier - 38x
L1 Cache 192K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 24MB (shared) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache - 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes

Power

Transistors 57 billions -
Fabrication process 5 nm 7 nm
TDP 30 W 105 W
Max. temperature - 90°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Apple M1 Max GPU (32-core) -
GPU Base Clock 450 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1296 MHz -
Shading Units 4096 -
TMUs 256 -
ROPs 128 -
TGP 60 W -
Max. Resolution 6016x3384 - 60 Hz -
iGPU FLOPS
10.4 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types LPDDR5-6400 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 64 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 8 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 409.6 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes

Misc

Official site - AMD Ryzen 7 5800X official page
PCI Express Version - 4.0
PCI Express Lanes - 20

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X or Apple M1 Max?