Intel Core i7 11800H vs Apple M1

We compared two 8-core laptop CPUs: the 1.9-2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 11800H against the 2.1 GHz Apple M1. 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 11800H
Advantages of Intel Core i7 11800H
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • 44% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.6 GHz vs 3.2 GHz)
  • Newer - released 6-months later
Advantages of Apple M1
  • Consumes up to 69% less energy than the Core i7 11800H – 14 vs 45 Watt
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 10 nanometers
  • Around 17.05 GB/s (33%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • 13% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1759 vs 1558 points


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +19%
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +12%
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 11800H and Apple M1


Vendor Intel Apple
Released May 11, 2021 November 20, 2020
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 ARMv8
Codename Tiger Lake H45 Icestorm and Firestorm
Model number i7-11800H -
Socket BGA-1787 Apple M-Socket
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics for 11th Gen (32 EU) Apple M1 GPU


Cores 8 8
Threads 16 8
Base Frequency 1.9-2.3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.6 GHz 3.2 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz -
Multiplier 19-23x -
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 192K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 12MB (shared)
L3 Cache 24MB (shared) -
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Transistors - 16 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm
TDP 35-45 W 14 W
Max. temperature 100°C -


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics for 11th Gen (32 EU) Apple M1 GPU
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz 450 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1450 MHz 1278 MHz
Shading Units 256 1024
TMUs 16 64
ROPs 8 32
Execution Units 32 128
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution - 6016x3384 - 60 Hz
0.742 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-3200 LPDDR4X-4266
Memory Size 128 GB 16 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s 68.25 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i7 11800H official page -
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 -

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