The M1 has exceptional performance in tasks that are optimized for it, such as video and photo editing, while the i9 is generally better for more demanding tasks, such as gaming, or running demanding applications like AutoCAD or 3D rendering software.
The M1 is so powerful that it even gives Intel's top-of-the-line Xeons a run for their money. Regarding power consumption, the M1 is also significantly more efficient than the I7 11th Gen. The M1 uses so little power that it doesn't even need a fan for cooling.
M1 vs Intel-Based Macs
There are a few key advantages of M1 chip-based Macbooks Pro 13 and Macbook Air laptops over the Intel ones. First, M1 is easier on the battery, yielding users almost twice as much battery life compared to Intel-based counterparts.
There are dozens of benchmark tests that have been run with both processors. This is the best way to test the processor's performance much further than just judging the processor by its specifications. According to the benchmark results, the Intel i9 processor performs slightly better.
At the time of introduction in 2020, Apple said that the M1 had the world's fastest CPU core "in low power silicon" and the world's best CPU performance per watt. Its successor, Apple M2, was announced on June 6, 2022 at WWDC. Apple Inc.
Till October 2021, the M1 Max was the most powerful processor you could find in a Mac. M1 Max has a 10-core CPU and a 32-core GPU. It has about 57 billion transistors — 70 per cent more than M1 Pro and 3.5x more than M1 — M1 Max is really fast and powerful.
The M1 was the first personal computer chip built using cutting-edge 5-nanometer process technology. It packs in 16 billion transistors and has an 8-core GPU. Compared to the Intel Macs, M1 delivers up to 3.5 times faster CPU performance, up to 6 times faster GPU performance, and up to 15 times faster machine learning.
Intel's i7 is faster than Apple's M1 when it comes to raw processing power. So, if you need a processor that can handle demanding tasks quickly, the i7 is the better option. Apple's M1 is more energy-efficient than Intel's i7, so it will run cooler and last longer on a single charge.
Apple uses memory, which is designed to serve both large chunks of data and do it very quickly. It is called 'low latency and high throughput'. This removes the need to have two different types of memory and all the copying of data between them, making the M1 faster.
No surprise, the 14 cores of Intel's 12th-gen Core i9-12900HK easily dispatch the 10 cores of the M1 Max to the tune of 29 percent better performance. In this test the M1 Max is technically last since the 11th-gen Core i9-11980HK also bests it.
We don't usually recommend any Core i9 for gaming. These are CPUs with over 24 cores that are built with high multithreading activities that will require the use of almost all the cores. Due to the way games are built, they don't tend to use multiple cores, so gaming becomes an intense low-core count activity.
After weeks of testing the new M1 MacBook Air, we are absolutely floored. Not only does its performance destroy the Intel-based MacBook Pro 13's, but it also packs almost 13 hours of battery life. On the outside, it's the same Air we love, with an all-aluminum finish, a vibrant retina display, and the Magic Keyboard.
M1 cons (you can't ignore this stuff)There is limited I/O. You get two ports on both the M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.The battery life might not be great for you.M1 MacBooks can only drive one monitor.Some of your apps may not work.You might run into SSD wear issues.
You should easily be able to get over 60FPS while playing the game on an Apple MacBook Pro powered by the M1 Max chip. The Hitman reboot from 2016 is another title that we ended up running on the MacBook Pro. The M1 Pro-powered MacBook Pro was easily able to handle this one and yield over 100FPS.
Intel i7 comparison. In comparing the M1 chip vs. Intel i7, the former stands out in many aspects and proves to be more efficient, while the latter comes with enhanced internal hardware, more RAM and storage, and is suitable for gamers.
To Apple's credit, M1 silicon is fast and power efficient, but its performance is arguably overhyped as x86 remains competitive. Apple's marketing proficiency is also further on full display, as the name hides that it is just a repurposed iPad chip ("A14X"), and the A14 itself was a small evolution.
Disadvantages. M1 is still new and is undergoing a process of change constantly. But there are cons too of M1 processors that have been seen in the M1 chip. GPUs Or Multiple Screens Displays are not Supported – Gamers have consistently dealt with issues while utilizing Macs, and the M1-based are the same.
It's a 10-minute stress test and CPUs with more cores win. No surprise, the 14 cores of Intel's 12th-gen Core i9-12900HK easily dispatch the 10 cores of the M1 Max to the tune of 29 percent better performance.
M1 Ultra reaches the peak performance of the fastest available 16-core PC desktop chip using 100 fewer watts of power.
Due to the way games are built, they don't tend to use multiple cores, so gaming becomes an intense low-core count activity. The specs a i9-13900Ks has to offer won't be fully appreciated in gaming and will be overkill.
Video games cannot fully utilize the full potential of this processor. Although the Core i9 12900K comes with unmatched single-core performance metrics, much cheaper processors like the Core i5 12600K and the Ryzen 5 5600X reach 90-95% of their performance levels while costing only a fraction.
The M1 chipset has 8 CPU cores in total, featuring 4 performance cores (P-cores) and 4 efficiency cores (E-cores). The performance cores ensure that the device can stay powerful and utilise a long-lasting battery, while the efficiency cores ensure that it still being portable enough to go into a tablet or a laptop.
Your Mac might be slow because of an outdated operating system or a full hard disk — especially if you have an older model Mac. If your Mac is new, it might be slow because you're running too many background programs and apps or even have a malware infection.
Apple's M1 Max Teraflops Performance Is Higher Than the PS5, 4x faster than M1, According to Fresh Comparison.
The extra power of the M1 Max might not be worth the extra price. One of the most interesting wrinkles about Apple's new MacBook Pros is that the company offers them with two different chips.