Apple M1 vs AMD Ryzen 5 4600H

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.1 GHz Apple M1 with 8-cores against the 3.0 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 4600H with 6-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 4600H and M1
Advantages of Apple M1
  • Consumes up to 74% less energy than the Ryzen 5 4600H – 14 vs 54 Watt
  • Newer - released 11-months later
  • 59% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1743 vs 1095 points
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 7 nanometers
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
  • Supports up to 32 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • 25% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +32%
1510
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
7690
7914
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +53%
3751
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Apple M1 +1%
14708
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +60%
1742
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Apple M1 +82%
9855
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Apple M1 and AMD Ryzen 5 4600H

General

Vendor Apple AMD
Released November 20, 2020 January 6, 2020
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set ARMv8 x86-64
Codename Icestorm and Firestorm Zen 2
Socket Apple M-Socket FP6
Integrated GPU Apple M1 GPU Radeon Vega 6

Performance

Cores 8 6
Threads 8 12
Base Frequency 2.1 GHz 3.0 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.2 GHz 4 GHz
Bus frequency - 100 MHz
Multiplier - 30x
L1 Cache 192K (per core) 32K (per core)
L2 Cache 12MB (shared) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache - 8MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Power

Transistors 16 billions -
Fabrication process 5 nm 7 nm
TDP 14 W 35-54 W
Max. temperature - 105°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Apple M1 GPU Radeon Vega 6
GPU Base Clock 450 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1278 MHz 1500 MHz
Shading Units 1024 384
TMUs 64 24
ROPs 32 8
Execution Units 128 -
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 6016x3384 - 60 Hz -
iGPU FLOPS
2.6 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types LPDDR4X-4266 DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4266
Memory Size 16 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 68.25 GB/s 68.27 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes

Misc

Official site - AMD Ryzen 5 4600H official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes - 16

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 4600H or Apple M1?
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Your Friendly Neighborhood Doge 28 August 2021 17:17
M1 chip is clearly the winner here... but gaming wise , better to choose a computer with ryzen 5 instead of an M1 macbook.
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