Intel Core i7 12700H vs Apple M1 Max

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 12700H with 14-cores against the 2.0 GHz Apple M1 Max 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 12700H
Advantages of Intel Core i7 12700H
  • 47% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.7 GHz vs 3.2 GHz)
  • Has 4 more physical cores
Advantages of Apple M1 Max
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 10 nanometers
  • Consumes up to 33% less energy than the Core i7 12700H – 30 vs 45 Watt

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1777
1541
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
16127
12287
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
M1 Max +5%
3838
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
26720
22472
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
M1 Max +2%
1781
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
M1 Max +4%
12595
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 12700H and Apple M1 Max

General

Vendor Intel Apple
Released January 4, 2022 May 7, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 ARMv8
Codename Alder Lake-H -
Model number i7-12700H -
Socket BGA-1744 Apple M-Socket
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Apple M1 Max GPU (32-core)

Performance

Cores 14 10
Threads 20 10
Base Frequency 2.3 GHz 2.0 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.7 GHz 3.2 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz -
Multiplier 23x -
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 192K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 24MB (shared)
L3 Cache 24MB (shared) -
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Power

Transistors - 57 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm
TDP 35-45 W 30 W
Max. temperature 100°C -

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Apple M1 Max GPU (32-core)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 450 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1400 MHz 1296 MHz
Shading Units 768 4096
TMUs 48 256
ROPs 24 128
Execution Units 96 -
TGP 15 W 60 W
Max. Resolution - 6016x3384 - 60 Hz
iGPU FLOPS
1.69 TFLOPS
10.4 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4x-4267 LPDDR5-6400
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 8
Max. Memory Bandwidth - 409.6 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site Intel Core i7 12700H official page -
PCI Express Version 4.0 -
PCI Express Lanes 28 -

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: Apple M1 Max or Intel Core i7 12700H?
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Jokes aside 06 February 2022 06:08
Intel is taking the challenge now, it's good for customers as ryzen will then try to outrun Intel and give a better processor at the same price. But seeing the i7 blaze past the M1 is a sign that Intel has opened its eyes, those belittling the iGPU, remember gaming laptops don't come with iGPU, RTX 3080ti mobile remember?, it can obliterate all GPUs of apple combined.
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