Apple M1 Pro vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

We compared two CPUs: the 3.2 GHz Apple M1 Pro (laptop) with 10-cores against the 3.7 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (desktop) with 12-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 5900X and Pro
Advantages of Apple M1 Pro
  • Around 157.12 GB/s (330%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Supports quad-channel memory
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 7 nanometers
  • Includes an integrated GPU Apple M1 Pro GPU (16-core)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Has 2 more physical cores

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1543
1571
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
12206
20670
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
M1 Pro +10%
3831
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
22200
39622
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
M1 Pro +8%
1787
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
12507
14183
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Apple M1 Pro and AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

General

Vendor Apple AMD
Released October 18, 2021 October 8, 2020
Type Laptop Desktop
instruction set ARMv8 x86-64
Codename Apple M1 Zen 3 (Vermeer)
Integrated GPU Apple M1 Pro GPU (16-core) No

CPU

Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 12
P-Threads 8 24
Base Frequency (P) 3.2 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) - 4.8 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 2 -
E-Threads 2 -
Base Frequency (E) 2.1 GHz -
Total
Total Cores 10 12
Total Threads 10 24
Bus Frequency - 100 MHz
Multiplier - 37x
L1 Cache 192K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 24MB (shared) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache - 64MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes

Package

Transistors 33.7 billions 4.15 billions
Fabrication process 5 nm 7 nm
Socket Apple M-Socket AM4
TDP 30 W 105 W
Peak temperature - 90°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Apple M1 Pro GPU (16-core) -
GPU Base Clock 450 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1296 MHz -
Shading Units 2048 -
TMUs 128 -
ROPs 64 -
TGP 30 W -
Max. Resolution 6016x3384 - 60 Hz -
iGPU FLOPS
5.2 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types LPDDR5-6400 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 32 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 4 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 204.8 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes

Misc

Official site - AMD Ryzen 9 5900X official page
PCI Express Version - 4.0
PCI Express Lanes - 20

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X or Apple M1 Pro?
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results are incorrect 02 November 2021 14:00
5900x gets 14075 in multicore
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