Apple M1 vs AMD Ryzen 7 6800U​

We compared two 8-core laptop CPUs: the 2.1 GHz Apple M1 against the 2.7 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 6800U​. 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 6800U​ and M1
Advantages of Apple M1
  • Consumes up to 50% less energy than the Ryzen 7 6800U​ – 14 vs 28 Watt
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 6 nanometers
  • 15% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1743 vs 1516 points
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 6800U​
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR5-4800 RAM
  • Newer - released 1-year and 2-months later
  • 47% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.7 GHz vs 3.2 GHz)
  • Around 8.55 GB/s (13%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +2%
1525
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
7818
10508
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +16%
3794
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
14868
21140
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +15%
1756
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Apple M1 +8%
8271
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Apple M1 and AMD Ryzen 7 6800U​

General

Vendor Apple AMD
Released November 20, 2020 January 4, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set ARMv8 x86-64
Codename Icestorm and Firestorm Rembrandt
Socket Apple M-Socket FP7
Integrated GPU Apple M1 GPU Radeon 680M

Performance

Cores 8 8
Threads 8 16
Base Frequency 2.1 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.2 GHz 4.7 GHz
Bus frequency - 100 MHz
Multiplier - 27x
L1 Cache 192K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 12MB (shared) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache - 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Power

Transistors 16 billions -
Fabrication process 5 nm 6 nm
TDP 14 W 15-28 W
Max. temperature - 95°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Apple M1 GPU AMD Radeon 680M
GPU Base Clock 450 MHz 2000 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1278 MHz 2200 MHz
Shading Units 1024 768
TMUs 64 48
ROPs 32 32
Execution Units 128 12
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 6016x3384 - 60 Hz -
iGPU FLOPS
2.6 TFLOPS
3.686 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types LPDDR4X-4266 DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-6400
Memory Size 16 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 68.25 GB/s 76.8 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site - AMD Ryzen 7 6800U​ official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes - 20

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