Intel Core i5 1135G7 vs Apple M1

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 0.9-2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 1135G7 with 4-cores against the 2.1 GHz Apple M1 with 8-cores. 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 M1 and 1135G7
Advantages of Intel Core i5 1135G7
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • 31% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.2 GHz vs 3.2 GHz)
Advantages of Apple M1
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 10 nanometers
  • Consumes up to 50% less energy than the Core i5 1135G7 – 14 vs 28 Watt
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • 33% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1743 vs 1313 points


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +13%
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Apple M1 +54%
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +38%
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Apple M1 +46%
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +33%
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Apple M1 +78%
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 1135G7 and Apple M1


Vendor Intel Apple
Released September 2, 2020 November 20, 2020
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 ARMv8
Codename Tiger Lake UP3 Icestorm and Firestorm
Model number i5-1135G7 -
Socket BGA-1449 Apple M-Socket
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EU Apple M1 GPU


Cores 4 8
Threads 8 8
Base Frequency 0.9-2.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz -
Multiplier 9-24x -
Bus Bandwidth 4 GT/s -
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 192K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 12MB (shared)
L3 Cache 8MB (shared) -
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Transistors - 16 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm
TDP 12-28 W 14 W
Max. temperature 100°C -


Integrated Graphics Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EU Apple M1 GPU
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 450 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1300 MHz 1278 MHz
Shading Units 640 1024
TMUs 40 64
ROPs 20 32
Execution Units 80 128
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution - 6016x3384 - 60 Hz

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4267 LPDDR4X-4266
Memory Size 64 GB 16 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth - 68.25 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i5 1135G7 official page -
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 -

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So which CPU will you choose: Apple M1 or Intel Core i5 1135G7?
Intergrated Micro Devices 20 June 2022 17:39
Thanks to Apple for breaking up from Intel and making their own chips. They made Intel to wake up from their deep sleep and now AMD and Intel are battling against each other. Consumers will always win.
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Logan 08 June 2022 04:14
I personally chose the i5 because I want to run Linux, and native Linux support isn't there yet on M1. The M1 basically forces you to use Apple's operating systems - I don't like macOS (or Windows). Anyways, the i5 is more than powerful enough for my needs anyway. My Asus VivoBook (K413E) fully supports Kubuntu and works great for me.
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April 13 September 2022 04:11
Linux works just fine and the GPU driver is a couple months away, in any case, Apple specifically unlocked the bootloader and added in a boot from image mode specifically so that people can develop OSes for Apple Silicon.
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Asad 22 April 2022 23:44
I use both on a daily basis. The M1 Air works way faster! cant compare the two. The Built Quality of the Dell Vostro 3000, is so poor it's actually sad, so plastic!
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jelenesg 18 November 2021 02:55
I have a MacBook pro with the i5 and one with the M1 - Graphics processing with the M1 is much faster. On the other had, comparing both computers (not the chips), I like the fact that my computer with the i5 has 4 ports in which I can connect the power cord, versus only two in the computer with the M1 chip... but that's splitting hairs...
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Jattwadi attitude 10 November 2021 01:10
i5 over m1 because: *Can you run high end games on mac os? *Do you really need 8 cores for normal stuff? *Power consumption is only pro for m1. other than that i5 wins hands down. I would download linux if I ever needed mac environment.
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ok. 05 June 2022 15:53
that’s more on the os, not the CPU itself, the m1 is still a much more powerful CPU than the intel.
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and 20 June 2022 17:29
ok., Apple silicon is made only to run Mac OS. No matter how powerful that thing is, unless it can run other than Mac OS, Apple silicon is useless.
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Uhh 23 August 2022 09:40
and, Yes, useless for people who can't afford one.
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Russell C 05 November 2021 00:16
I have a work HP Probook 650 with the Intel chip and a Mac Mini M1, both with 16GB RAM. The Probook's is ok but the fan starts up as soon as I ask anything of it - t be fair it is partly down to being bloated with company antivirus, firewall, Citrix Agent and goodness knows what else. Even so, the Mac just seems to sail through everything I throw at it. In the 5 months I've owned it, I've never even heard the fan start up, even with quite heavy video encoding in Davinci Resolve or audio mixing in Logic Pro X. It feels like it could be overclocked into something quite spectacular - if only!!
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Marc Bach 14 September 2021 14:41
Personally i would choose the i5. That is only because the M1 is only useable on a mac device, and i am not a fan of the operating system on the mac. Of course the M1 is better in all ways, but the i5 is more compatible.
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ChrisP 13 September 2021 00:18
M1 because of the lower power consumption and the system device it supports can run without fans and the GUI feels more responsive.
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