Intel Core i7 1185G7 vs Apple M1

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 1.2-3.0 GHz Intel Core i7 1185G7 with 4-cores against the 3.2 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 1185G7
Advantages of Intel Core i7 1185G7
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
Advantages of Apple M1
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 10 nanometers
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • 19% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1759 vs 1483 points


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +4%
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Apple M1 +36%
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +32%
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Apple M1 +34%
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Apple M1 +18%
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Apple M1 +50%
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 1185G7 and Apple M1


Vendor Intel Apple
Released September 2, 2020 November 20, 2020
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 ARMv8
Codename Tiger Lake Apple M1
Model number i7-1185G7 -
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EU Apple M1 GPU


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 4
P-Threads 8 4
Base Frequency (P) 1.2-3.0 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.8 GHz -
Efficient Cores
E-Cores - 4
E-Threads - 4
Base Frequency (E) - 2.1 GHz
Total Cores 4 8
Total Threads 8 8
Bus Frequency 100 MHz -
Multiplier 12-30x -
Bus Bandwidth 4 GT/s -
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 192K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 12MB (shared)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared) -
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Transistors - 16 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm
Socket BGA-1449 Apple M-Socket
TDP 12-28 W (configurable) 14 W
Peak temperature 100°C -


Integrated Graphics Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EU Apple M1 GPU
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 450 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1350 MHz 1278 MHz
Shading Units 768 1024
TMUs 48 64
ROPs 24 32
Execution Units 96 128
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution - 6016x3384 - 60 Hz

Memory Support

Memory types DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-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 i7 1185G7 official page -
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 -

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