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Apple M1 vs Intel Core i3-1115G4

Apple M1

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The Apple M1 is a System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that is found in the late 2020 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13, and Mac Mini. It offers 8 cores divided in four performance cores and four power-efficiency cores. The big cores offer 192 KB instruction cache, 128 KB data cache, and 12 MB shared L2 cache. According to Apple the performance of these cores should be better than anything on the market (in late 2020). The four efficiency cores are a lot smaller and offer only 128 KB instruction cache, 64 KB data cache, and 4 MB shared cache. The efficiency cores (E cluster) clock with 600 - 2064 MHz, the performance cores (P cluster) with 600 - 3204 MHz.

The M1 is available in two TDP variants, a passive cooled 10 Watt variant for the MacBook Air and an active cooled faster variant for the MacBook Pro 13 and Mac Mini. Those should offer a better-sustained performance according to Apple.

The integrated graphics card in the M1 offers 8 cores (7 cores in the entry MacBook Air) and a peak performance of 2.6 teraflops. Apple claims that it is faster than any other iGPU at the time of announcement.

Furthermore, the SoC integrates a fast 16 core neural engine with a peak performance of 11 TOPS (for AI hardware acceleration), a secure enclave (e.g., for encryption), a unified memory architecture, Thunderbolt / USB 4 controller, an ISP, and media de- and encoders.

The Apple M1 includes 16 billion transistors (up from the 10 billion of the A12Z Bionic and therefore double the amount of a Tiger Lake-U chip like the i7-1185G7) and is manufactured in 5nm at TSMC.

Intel Core i3-1115G4

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The Intel Core i3-1115G4 is a dual-core SoC for laptops and Ultrabooks based on the Tiger Lake-U generation (UP3) that was launched in September 2020. It integrates two Willow Cove processor cores (4 threads thanks to HyperThreading). Each core can clock from 3 GHz (base speed) to 4.1 GHz (single- and dual-core boost). The faster Core i5 and i7 models offer more cores and are therefore significantly faster.

Another novelty is the integrated Xe graphics card based on the completely new Gen 12 architecture. In the i3-1115G4 Intel is naming the GPU UHD Graphics and offers only 48 of the 96 EUs clocked at 400 - 1250 MHz. GPU and CPU can together use the 6 MB of L3 cache.

Furthermore, Tiger Lake SoCs add PCIe 4 support (four lanes), AI hardware acceleration, and the partial integration of Thunderbolt 4 / USB 4 and WiFi 6 in the chip.

The chip is produced on the second-gen 10 nm Intel SuperFin process that should be comparable to the 7 nm TSMC process (e.g. Ryzen 4000 series).

Performance

Multi-thread peformance is most comparable to what the Intel Core i5-8250U and the AMD Ryzen 5 3450U deliver. This makes the i3 a more than decent option for day-to-day tasks; that said, any workload of the more taxing kind (such as exporting a high-bitrate, hour long UHD video) will be enough to bring the i3 to its knees.

Thanks to its decent cooling solution and a long-term CPU power limit of 25 W, the ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00 is one of the fastest laptops powered by the 1115G4 we know of. It can be more than 20% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system featuring the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

Power consumption

This Core i3 series chip has a default TDP of 12 W to 28 W, the expectation being that laptop makers will go for a higher value in exchange for higher performance. Either way, that's a tad too high to allow for passively cooled laptops, tablets, mini-PCs.

The Core i3-1115G4 is built with Intel's third-gen 10 nm process marketed as SuperFin for decent, as of mid 2022, energy efficiency.

ModelApple M1Intel Core i3-1115G4
SeriesApple Apple M-SeriesIntel Tiger Lake
Series: Tiger Lake Tiger Lake-UP3
Apple M1 Max compare2.06 - 3.22 GHz10 / 10 cores48 MB L3
Apple M1 Pro compare2.06 - 3.22 GHz10 / 10 cores24 MB L3
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core compare2.06 - 3.22 GHz8 / 8 cores16 MB L3
Apple M1 « 2.06 - 3.22 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1195G7 compare2.9 - 5 GHz4 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1185G7 compare3 - 4.8 GHz4 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1165G7 compare2.8 - 4.7 GHz4 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1155G7 compare2.5 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1145G7 compare2.6 - 4.4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1135G7 compare2.4 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1125G4 compare2 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1115G4 « 3 - 4.1 GHz2 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Clock2064 - 3220 MHz3000 - 4100 MHz
L1 Cache2 MB160 KB
L2 Cache16 MB2.5 MB
L3 Cache8 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 82 / 4
Transistors16000 Million
Technology5 nm10 nm
FeaturesARMv8 Instruction SetDDR4-3200/LPDDR4x-3733 RAM, PCIe 4, 4 GT/s bus, DL Boost, GNA, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, AVX-512, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, VMX, SMEP, SMAP, EIST, TM1, TM2, HT, Turbo, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA
iGPUApple M1 8-Core GPUIntel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs (400 - 1250 MHz)
ArchitectureARMx86
Announced
CodenameTiger Lake-UP3
TDP28 Watt
max. Temp.100 °C
SocketBGA1449
Manufacturerark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i3-1115G4
30.5 pt (42%)
Cinebench 2024 - CB24 CPU Single Core
100%
1 M1 +
110 Points (76%)
Cinebench 2024 - CB24 CPU Multi Core
100%
1 M1 +
444 Points (8%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
100%
M1 +
min: 7409     avg: 7728     median: 7800.5 (7%)     max: 7830 Points
min: 2725     avg: 3038     median: 3125 (3%)     max: 3244 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
100%
M1 +
min: 1496     avg: 1512     median: 1514.5 (64%)     max: 1520 Points
min: 1242     avg: 1299     median: 1312 (56%)     max: 1319 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
100%
M1 +
min: 401     avg: 403     median: 402.5 (45%)     max: 406 Points
min: 504     avg: 507     median: 504.5 (56%)     max: 515 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
100%
M1 +
min: 1863     avg: 2040     median: 2093.5 (5%)     max: 2109 Points
min: 961     avg: 1120     median: 1114 (3%)     max: 1251 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
M1 +
min: 1020     avg: 1063     median: 1072 (7%)     max: 1087 Points
min: 384.7     avg: 461.6     median: 480.5 (3%)     max: 507 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
M1 +
min: 206     avg: 207.3     median: 208 (63%)     max: 208 Points
min: 137     avg: 179.9     median: 190 (57%)     max: 197 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
8018 Points (48%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
16265 Points (12%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
412.8 s (5%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
11.8 s (2%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
100%
M1 +
34614 MIPS (20%)
min: 11122     avg: 12669     median: 12919.5 (7%)     max: 13422 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
100%
M1 +
5441 MIPS (65%)
min: 4497     avg: 4586     median: 4599.5 (55%)     max: 4674 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
26.2 fps (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
141.6 fps (33%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 3.25     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (7%)     max: 4.1 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.4 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
2.8 GB/s (7%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
100%
M1 +
964 Seconds (12%)
2408 Seconds (31%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
100%
M1 +
min: 412     avg: 561     median: 561 (4%)     max: 710 Seconds
min: 940     avg: 1037     median: 1021.5 (7%)     max: 1188 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
100%
M1 +
0.7 sec (16%)
min: 0.636     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (14%)     max: 0.671 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
6331 Points (13%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.2 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
18.4 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
434.8 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
16869 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 5128     avg: 5771     median: 5579.5 (15%)     max: 6640 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 57115     avg: 59888     median: 60028 (49%)     max: 62520 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 48647     avg: 55626     median: 56348 (46%)     max: 61883 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 65022     avg: 65592     median: 65591.5 (55%)     max: 66161 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 3986     avg: 4871     median: 5038 (13%)     max: 5250 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 6125     avg: 7184     median: 7331.5 (13%)     max: 7786 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2227     avg: 2623     median: 2635 (11%)     max: 2937 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
100%
M1 +
2711 Points (32%)
5487 Points (65%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
100%
1 M1 +
min: 1956     avg: 3137     median: 3136.5 (36%)     max: 4317 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
100%
1 M1 +
2363 Points (72%)
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
100%
1 M1 +
8622 Points (34%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
M1 +
min: 1710     avg: 1729     median: 1730 (73%)     max: 1745 Points
min: 1190     avg: 1296     median: 1311.5 (55%)     max: 1352 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
M1 +
min: 7034     avg: 7501     median: 7578 (14%)     max: 7710 Points
min: 2341     avg: 2628     median: 2605 (5%)     max: 2983 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1328 Points (6%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
2399 Points (8%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5601 Points (56%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
9945 Points (11%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
M1 +
min: 418     avg: 473.8     median: 483 (1%)     max: 516 ms
min: 657.9     avg: 749     median: 755 (1%)     max: 805 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
M1 +
min: 65.2     avg: 75.9     median: 76.4 (1%)     max: 86.1 ms
145.8 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
M1 +
min: 62055     avg: 63340     median: 62589.5 (56%)     max: 66974 Points
min: 49170     avg: 55606     median: 58151 (52%)     max: 59497 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
100%
M1 +
189 Points (54%)
152.3 Points (44%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
100%
M1 +
min: 216     avg: 266.3     median: 280.5 (58%)     max: 304 Points
min: 200     avg: 213.7     median: 204.5 (43%)     max: 257 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
100%
1 M1 +
min: 104389     avg: 105297     median: 105297 (88%)     max: 106205 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
100%
1 M1 +
min: 110874     avg: 111266     median: 111266 (90%)     max: 111658 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
100%
1 M1 +
min: 533978     avg: 539206     median: 539206 (99%)     max: 544434 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
100%
1 M1 +
min: 267169     avg: 271808     median: 271808 (98%)     max: 276446 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
100%
1 M1 +
min: 1017190     avg: 1027580     median: 1027580 (99%)     max: 1037960 Points
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 Total Score
100%
1 M1 +
min: 1040910     avg: 1113810     median: 1113810 (67%)     max: 1186710 Points
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 CPU
100%
1 M1 +
min: 244643     avg: 254253     median: 254252 (70%)     max: 263862 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 score
20509 Points (36%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 3.0
11801 Points (55%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
100%
M1 +
min: 1266     avg: 1301     median: 1283 (49%)     max: 1355 Points
min: 950     avg: 1029     median: 1033 (40%)     max: 1094 Points
CrXPRT 2 - CrXPRT2 Performance Score
147 Points (81%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 24.7     avg: 36.1     median: 35.2 (6%)     max: 44.6 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 M1 +
27.2 Watt (5%)
min: 25.6     avg: 36.3     median: 39.1 (7%)     max: 41.3 Watt
Power Consumption - Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd *
100%
1 M1 +
min: 8.23     avg: 8.7     median: 8.5 (4%)     max: 9.49 Watt
22.5 Watt (10%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 M1 +
3 Watt (2%)
3.7 Watt (3%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
100%
1 M1 +
min: 2.29     avg: 2.9     median: 3.1 (3%)     max: 3.22 Watt
min: 5.66     avg: 6.2     median: 5.8 (6%)     max: 7.67 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
100%
1 M1 +
37.5 Points per Watt (28%)
min: 12.1     avg: 13.5     median: 12.8 (10%)     max: 16.3 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks Apple M1 → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-1115G4 → 84% n=20

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