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AMD Ryzen 7 5800H vs Apple M1 vs Apple M1 Max

AMD Ryzen 7 5800H

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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.

Architecture

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.

Performance

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.

Graphics

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.

Power Consumption

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

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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.

Apple M1 Max

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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. 

ModelAMD Ryzen 7 5800HApple M1Apple M1 Max
SeriesAMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000)Apple Apple M-SeriesApple Apple M-Series
CodenameCezanne H (Zen 3)
Series: Apple M-Series
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX3.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX3.3 - 4.6 GHz8 / 1616 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS3.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS3.3 - 4.6 GHz8 / 1616 MB
» AMD Ryzen 7 5800H3.2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 1616 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS2.8 - 4.4 GHz8 / 1616 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H3.3 - 4.2 GHz6 / 1216 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 5600HS3 - 4.2 GHz6 / 1216 MB
Apple M1 Max0 - 3.22 GHz10 / 1048 MB
Apple M1 Pro2.06 - 3.22 GHz10 / 1024 MB
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core0 - 3.22 GHz8 / 816 MB
» Apple M12.06 - 3.2 GHz8 / 816 MB
» Apple M1 Max0 - 3.22 GHz10 / 1048 MB
Apple M1 Pro2.06 - 3.22 GHz10 / 1024 MB
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core0 - 3.22 GHz8 / 816 MB
Apple M12.06 - 3.2 GHz8 / 816 MB
Clock3200 - 4400 MHz2064 - 3200 MHz <=3220 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB2 MB2.9 MB
L2 Cache4 MB16 MB28 MB
L3 Cache16 MB16 MB48 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 810 / 10
TDP45 Watt
Technology7 nm5 nm5 nm
max. Temp.105 °C
SocketFP6
FeaturesXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTARMv8 Instruction SetARMv8 Instruction Set
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) ( - 2000 MHz)Apple M1 8-Core GPUApple M1 Max 32-Core GPU
Architecturex86ARMARM
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R7 5800H
Transistors16000 Million57000 Million

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 5800H
55 pt (65%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 8812     avg: 11969     median: 12173 (20%)     max: 13214 Points
64%
M1 +
min: 7409     avg: 7728     median: 7800.5 (13%)     max: 7830 Points
min: 12385     avg: 12386     median: 12385.5 (20%)     max: 12386 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Single Core)
min: 1294     avg: 1410     median: 1420 (71%)     max: 1441 Points
107%
M1 +
min: 1496     avg: 1512     median: 1514.5 (75%)     max: 1520 Points
min: 1530     avg: 1532     median: 1531.5 (76%)     max: 1533 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 502     avg: 549     median: 554 (71%)     max: 560 Points
73%
M1 +
min: 401     avg: 403     median: 402.5 (52%)     max: 406 Points
min: 390     avg: 392.5     median: 392.5 (51%)     max: 395 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 3430     avg: 4630     median: 4685 (20%)     max: 5020 Points
45%
M1 +
min: 1863     avg: 2040     median: 2093.5 (9%)     max: 2109 Points
min: 2735     avg: 2743     median: 2742.5 (12%)     max: 2750 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1487     avg: 1997     median: 2014 (21%)     max: 2119 Points
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53%
M1 +
min: 1020     avg: 1063     median: 1072 (11%)     max: 1087 Points
0551101652202753303854404955506056607157708258809359901045Tooltip
min: 1689     avg: 1691     median: 1691 (17%)     max: 1693 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 209     avg: 228.9     median: 229 (78%)     max: 234 Points
91%
M1 +
min: 206     avg: 207.3     median: 208 (71%)     max: 208 Points
min: 197     avg: 203.5     median: 203.5 (70%)     max: 210 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
23.7 Points (44%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.8 Points (79%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5981 Points (53%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
38261 Points (52%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
68452 Points (61%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
11637 Points (71%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
265 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
8.3 s (2%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
265 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
8.2 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
6660 Points (39%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 0     avg: 52412     median: 54228 (38%)     max: 59986 MIPS
64%
1 M1 +
34614 MIPS (24%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5038     avg: 5489     median: 5520 (79%)     max: 5632 MIPS
99%
1 M1 +
5441 MIPS (78%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 11.6     avg: 14.7     median: 14.9 (32%)     max: 16.1 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.1 GB/s (38%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.7 GB/s (35%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
8.5 GB/s (31%)
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 237     avg: 256.1     median: 255 (2%)     max: 339.8 Seconds
99%
M1 +
min: 382     avg: 397     median: 397 (3%)     max: 412 Seconds
min: 189     avg: 189.5     median: 189.5 (1%)     max: 190 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.511     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (11%)     max: 0.559 sec
95%
1 M1 +
0.7 sec (16%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
13280 Points (28%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.2 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
15.7 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
366 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 13192     avg: 15576     median: 15147.5 (53%)     max: 17779 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 78850     avg: 80128     median: 80036 (51%)     max: 81129 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 78798     avg: 79530     median: 79834 (66%)     max: 79957 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 78495     avg: 82640     median: 82474 (69%)     max: 85865 Points