Intel Core i7 1280P vs Apple M1 Max

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7 1280P 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 1280P
Advantages of Intel Core i7 1280P
  • 50% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.8 GHz vs 3.2 GHz)
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • Consumes up to 7% less energy than the M1 Max – 28 vs 30 Watt
Advantages of Apple M1 Max
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 10 nanometers

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1676
1555
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
M1 Max +7%
12455
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
M1 Max +17%
3854
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
M1 Max +13%
22639
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
M1 Max +1%
1801
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
M1 Max +17%
12668
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 1280P and Apple M1 Max

General

Vendor Intel Apple
Released February 23, 2022 May 7, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 ARMv8
Codename Alder Lake-P -
Model number i7-1280P -
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 1.8 GHz 2.0 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.8 GHz 3.2 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz -
Multiplier 18x -
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 20-28 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 1450 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 1280P official page -
PCI Express Version 4.0 -
PCI Express Lanes 20 -

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