Apple M1 Max vs AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.0 GHz Apple M1 Max with 10-cores against the 3.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX 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 6900HX and Max
Advantages of Apple M1 Max
  • Around 332.8 GB/s (433%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Consumes up to 33% less energy than the Ryzen 9 6900HX – 30 vs 45 Watt
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 6 nanometers
  • 12% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1785 vs 1589 points
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • 53% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.9 GHz vs 3.2 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1550
1577
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
12440
14167
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
M1 Max +13%
3880
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
22237
25069
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
M1 Max +12%
1787
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
M1 Max +24%
12657
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Apple M1 Max and AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX

General

Vendor Apple AMD
Released May 7, 2022 January 4, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set ARMv8 x86-64
Codename - Rembrandt
Socket Apple M-Socket FP7
Integrated GPU Apple M1 Max GPU (32-core) Radeon 680M

Performance

Cores 10 8
Threads 10 16
Base Frequency 2.0 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.2 GHz 4.9 GHz
Bus frequency - 100 MHz
Multiplier - 33x
L1 Cache 192K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 24MB (shared) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache - 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes

Power

Transistors 57 billions -
Fabrication process 5 nm 6 nm
TDP 30 W 45 W
Max. temperature - 95°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Apple M1 Max GPU (32-core) AMD Radeon 680M
GPU Base Clock 450 MHz 2000 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1296 MHz 2400 MHz
Shading Units 4096 768
TMUs 256 48
ROPs 128 32
Execution Units - 12
TGP 60 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 6016x3384 - 60 Hz -
iGPU FLOPS
10.4 TFLOPS
3.686 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types LPDDR5-6400 DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-6400
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 8 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 409.6 GB/s 76.8 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site - AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX official page
PCI Express Version - 4.0
PCI Express Lanes - 20

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