Apple M1 vs AMD Ryzen 7 5800H

We compared two 8-core laptop CPUs: the 2.1 GHz Apple M1 against the 3.2 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5800H. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
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 5800H and M1
Advantages of Apple M1
  • Consumes up to 74% less energy than the Ryzen 7 5800H – 14 vs 54 Watt
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 7 nanometers
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 21% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1759 vs 1454 points
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • 38% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz)


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +6%
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +22%
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +21%
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Apple M1 +4%
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Full technical specification of Apple M1 and AMD Ryzen 7 5800H


Vendor Apple AMD
Released November 20, 2020 January 12, 2021
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set ARMv8 x86-64
Codename Icestorm and Firestorm Cezanne
Socket Apple M-Socket FP6
Integrated GPU Apple M1 GPU Radeon RX Vega 8


Cores 8 8
Threads 8 16
Base Frequency 2.1 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.2 GHz 4.4 GHz
Bus frequency - 100 MHz
Multiplier - 32x
L1 Cache 192K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 12MB (shared) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache - 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


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


Integrated Graphics Apple M1 GPU Radeon RX Vega 8
GPU Base Clock 450 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1278 MHz 2000 MHz
Shading Units 1024 512
TMUs 64 32
ROPs 32 8
Execution Units 128 -
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 6016x3384 - 60 Hz -

Memory support

Memory types LPDDR4X-4266 DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4266
Memory Size 16 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 68.25 GB/s 68.27 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes


Official site - AMD Ryzen 7 5800H official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes - 16

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H or Apple M1?
Confusion 24 April 2022 19:30
If you are confused about why to switch from Windows to Mac. Here's your answer... See both processors are almost the same in fact in some cases Ryzen has performed much better than Apple's M1. It's up to you if you want multi-core performance with gaming go with Ryzen but if you want Single core and are also interested in some gaming Apple's M1 is best and is also at the same price. In some cases, Apple's M1 has also performed well in the gaming part. But it's up to you where to switch. In my opinion, MacBook Air must be a better option coz it would be fun with MacOS.
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AlreadyHere 20 October 2022 15:03
macOS is the WORST OS that exists. The problem with the M1 is that you are bound to macOS, and macOS is an unmatured and amateur OS, IMHO.
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bn2 20 March 2022 23:31
I am surprised by the performance of the M1 chip. If only Apple didn't have hatred for modularity :*(. Hopefully, arm and RISC chips come soon outside of their ecosystem.
+8 Reply
Dragos 20 December 2021 04:20
Intel i7 2600k SandyBridge, it's what I have, less expensive, rainbow bulky :)
+8 Reply
Random 04 November 2021 03:59
Ryzen 7 5800H, better performance, less expensive, less bulky :)
+77 Reply
hellomynameis 26 October 2021 03:54
M1, better performance, less expensive, less bulky :)
+42 Reply
nanoreviewer 28 November 2021 17:17
All correct. In your dreams :-)
+25 Reply
helloiam 11 February 2022 07:09
No, i5 2430M, better performance, less expensive, less bulky :-)
+12 Reply