Intel Core i5 11600K vs Apple M1 Max

We compared two CPUs: the 3.9 GHz Intel Core i5 11600K (desktop) with 6-cores against the 3.2 GHz Apple M1 Max (laptop) with 10-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 Max and 11600K
Advantages of Intel Core i5 11600K
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
Advantages of Apple M1 Max
  • Around 359.6 GB/s (719%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 14 nanometers
  • Newer - released 1-year and 1-month later
  • Has 4 more physical cores

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1574
1555
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
M1 Max +11%
12522
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
M1 Max +15%
3864
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
M1 Max +13%
22366
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
M1 Max +8%
1798
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
M1 Max +63%
12702
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 11600K and Apple M1 Max

General

Vendor Intel Apple
Released March 30, 2021 May 7, 2022
Type Desktop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 ARMv8
Codename Rocket Lake Apple M1
Model number i5-11600K -
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 750 Apple M1 Max GPU (32-core)

CPU

Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 8
P-Threads 12 8
Base Frequency (P) 3.9 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.9 GHz -
Efficient Cores
E-Cores - 2
E-Threads - 2
Base Frequency (E) - 2.1 GHz
Total
Total Cores 6 10
Total Threads 12 10
Bus Frequency 100 MHz -
Multiplier 39x -
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 192K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 24MB (shared)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared) -
Unlocked Multiplier Yes No

Package

Transistors - 57 billions
Fabrication process 14 nm 5 nm
Socket LGA-1200 Apple M-Socket
TDP 125 W 30 W
Peak temperature 100°C -

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 750 Apple M1 Max GPU (32-core)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 450 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1300 MHz 1296 MHz
Shading Units 256 4096
TMUs 64 256
ROPs 32 128
Execution Units 32 -
TGP 15 W 60 W
Max. Resolution 3840x2160 - 60 Hz 6016x3384 - 60 Hz
iGPU FLOPS
0.46 TFLOPS
10.4 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types DDR4-3200 LPDDR5-6400
Memory Size 128 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 8
Max. Memory Bandwidth 50 GB/s 409.6 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site Intel Core i5 11600K official page -
PCI Express Version 4.0 -
PCI Express Lanes 20 -

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Comments

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