Intel Core i9 11900H vs Apple M1 Max

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.1-2.5 GHz Intel Core i9 11900H with 8-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 11900H
Advantages of Intel Core i9 11900H
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • 53% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.9 GHz vs 3.2 GHz)
Advantages of Apple M1 Max
  • Around 358.4 GB/s (700%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 10 nanometers
  • Consumes up to 33% less energy than the Core i9 11900H – 30 vs 45 Watt
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 16% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1785 vs 1536 points

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1582
1550
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
M1 Max +2%
12440
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
M1 Max +23%
3880
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
M1 Max +5%
22237
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
M1 Max +16%
1787
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
M1 Max +63%
12657
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i9 11900H and Apple M1 Max

General

Vendor Intel Apple
Released May 11, 2021 May 7, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 ARMv8
Codename Tiger Lake H45 -
Model number i9-11900H -
Socket BGA-1787 Apple M-Socket
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics for 11th Gen (32 EU) Apple M1 Max GPU (32-core)

Performance

Cores 8 10
Threads 16 10
Base Frequency 2.1-2.5 GHz 2.0 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.9 GHz 3.2 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz -
Multiplier 21-25x -
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 96K (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 UHD Graphics for 11th Gen (32 EU) Apple M1 Max GPU (32-core)
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz 450 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1450 MHz 1296 MHz
Shading Units 256 4096
TMUs 16 256
ROPs 8 128
Execution Units 32 -
TGP 15 W 60 W
Max. Resolution - 6016x3384 - 60 Hz
iGPU FLOPS
0.742 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 51.2 GB/s 409.6 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site Intel Core i9 11900H official page -
PCI Express Version 4.0 -
PCI Express Lanes 20 -

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