Apple M1 Pro vs AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.0 GHz Apple M1 Pro with 10-cores against the 3.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS 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 6900HS and Pro
Advantages of Apple M1 Pro
  • Around 128 GB/s (167%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Supports quad-channel memory
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 6 nanometers
  • Consumes up to 14% less energy than the Ryzen 9 6900HS – 30 vs 35 Watt
  • 14% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1746 vs 1537 points
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR5-4800 RAM
  • 53% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.9 GHz vs 3.2 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1543
1563
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
12125
14161
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
M1 Pro +14%
1754
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
M1 Pro +35%
12515
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Apple M1 Pro and AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS

General

Vendor Apple AMD
Released October 18, 2021 January 4, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set ARMv8 x86-64
Codename - Rembrandt
Socket Apple M-Socket FP7
Integrated GPU Apple M1 Pro GPU (16-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 No

Power

Transistors 33.7 billions -
Fabrication process 5 nm 6 nm
TDP 30 W 35 W
Max. temperature - 95°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Apple M1 Pro GPU (16-core) AMD Radeon 680M
GPU Base Clock 450 MHz 2000 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1296 MHz 2400 MHz
Shading Units 2048 768
TMUs 128 48
ROPs 64 32
Execution Units - 12
TGP 30 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 6016x3384 - 60 Hz -
iGPU FLOPS
5.2 TFLOPS
3.686 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types LPDDR5-6400 DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-6400
Memory Size 32 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 4 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 204.8 GB/s 76.8 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

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

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