AMD Ryzen 7 5800H vs Apple M1 vs Apple M1 Max
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H► remove from comparison
The AMD Ryzen 7 5800H is an impressive octa-core processor of the Cezanne product family designed for larger laptops such as mobile workstations (DTR). The Ryzen features eight SMT-enabled Zen 3 cores running at 3.2 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.4 GHz (Boost). The chip has 16 MB of L3 cache and a Vega 8 iGPU.
Ryzen 7 5800H is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process, just like the outgoing Ryzen 7 4800H was, and both CPUs have 8 cores and 16 threads. Microarchitecture is vastly different between the two though. The newer Zen 3 microarchitecture brings a massive IPC improvement over Zen 2. To be specific, AMD promises an increase of up to 19%, with independent reviews pointing to a lower (but sizeable nonetheless) 12% increase.
Ryzen 5 5800H supports dual-channel DDR4-3200 and quad-channel LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Unlike the desktop Ryzen 5000 series processors, Ryzen 5 5800H does not support PCI-Express 4.0, meaning NVMe SSDs will be limited to read/write rates of 3.9 GB/s.
The CPU is soldered straight to the motherboard (FP6 socket) and is thus not user-replaceable.
Long term performance sustainability of a mobile CPU tends to depend heavily on cooling system performance as well as TDP setings of a laptop. That said, the Ryzen 7 is a marvel of a processor, with its unbelievably high scores no matter the benchmark. This CPU trades blows with the likes of Core i9-10980HK and Core i9-11900H. Needless to say, 5800H will be able to chew through pretty much any workload imaginable for years to come.
In addition to its eight CPU cores, the APU has the Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics adapter with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) at up to 2,000 MHz. On paper, this iGPU is inferior to the 96 EU Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7. However, as is usually the case, syntethic benchmarks do not tell the full story, as AMD's drivers are superior to those of Intel. As a result, the Vega will let you play a lot of games released in 2020 and 2021 at reasonable resolutions (up to Full HD 1080p) and low to medium quality. Mass Effect Legendary Edition is playable at 1080p (High), to give you an example. As the iGPU has no VRAM of its own, it is paramount that fast system RAM is used.
The graphics adapter definitely supports 2160p UHD monitors at 60 Hz. AVC, HEVC and VP9-encoded videos can be hardware-decoded but there is no AV1 support here.
Ryzen 7 5800H is a fairly energy-efficient APU thanks to the modern 7 nm manufacturing process. The APU has a default TDP of 45 W that can be changed to anywhere between 35 W and 54 W by an OEM. No matter the exact value, a high-performance cooling solution is a must.
Apple M1► remove from comparison
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.
Apple M1 Max► remove from comparison
The Apple M1 Max is a System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that is found in the late 2021 MacBook Pro 14 and 16-inch models. It offers all 10 cores available in the chip divided in eight performance cores (P-cores with 600 - 3220 MHz) and two power-efficiency cores (E-cores with 600 - 2064 MHz). There is no Turbo Boost for single cores or short burst periods. The cores are similar to the cores in the Apple M1.
The big cores (codename Firestorm) offer 192 KB instruction cache, 128 KB data cache, and 24 MB shared L2 cache (up from 12 MB in the M1). The four efficiency cores (codename Icestorm) are a lot smaller and offer only 128 KB instruction cache, 64 KB data cache, and 4 MB shared cache. CPU and GPU can both use the 48 MB SLC (System Level Cache). The efficiency cores (E cluster) clock with 600 - 2064 MHz, the performance cores (P cluster) with 600 - 3228 MHz.
The unified memory (32 or 64 GB LPDDR5-6400) next to the chip is connected by a 512 bit memory controller (200 GB/s bandwidth) and can be used by the GPU and CPU. This is the main difference to the M1 Pro and the CPU performance is quite similar.
The biggest difference to the M1 Pro is the bigger integrated GPU with 24 or 32 cores (up from 16).
Furthermore, the SoC integrates a fast 16 core neural engine, a secure enclave (e.g., for encryption), a unified memory architecture, Thunderbolt 4 controller, an ISP, and media de- and encoders (including two ProRes engines).
The M1 Pro is manufactured in 5 nm at TSMC and integrates 57 billion transistors. The peak power consumption of the chip was advertised around 30W for CPU intensive tasks.
|Model||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H||Apple M1||Apple M1 Max|
|Series||AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000)||Apple Apple M-Series||Apple Apple M-Series|
|Codename||Cezanne H (Zen 3)|
|Series: Apple M-Series|
|Clock||3200 - 4400 MHz||2064 - 3200 MHz||<=3220 MHz|
|L1 Cache||512 KB||2 MB||2.9 MB|
|L2 Cache||4 MB||16 MB||28 MB|
|L3 Cache||16 MB||16 MB||48 MB|
|Cores / Threads||8 / 16||8 / 8||10 / 10|
|Technology||7 nm||5 nm||5 nm|
|max. Temp.||105 °C|
|Features||XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT||ARMv8 Instruction Set||ARMv8 Instruction Set|
|iGPU||AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) ( - 2000 MHz)||Apple M1 8-Core GPU||Apple M1 Max 32-Core GPU|
|Manufacturer||AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R7 5800H|
|Transistors||16000 Million||57000 Million|