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Is i9 faster than M1 Max?

The results were similar, with the Intel Core i9 finishing mere seconds quicker, completing the task in 4 minutes and 42 seconds (4:42), compared with the Apple M1 Max at 4:49.Feb 4, 2022

Apple M1 Max vs Intel 12th gen: Performance Starting off with the Geekbench 5 score, both Apple M1 Max and the Intel Core i9-12900HK scored very similar points in both single as well as multi-core tests. That being said, the Apple M1 Max marginally beats the Intel Core i9-12900HK.18 Mar 2022

Apple M1 Max vs Intel 12th gen: Performance Starting off with the Geekbench 5 score, both Apple M1 Max and the Intel Core i9-12900HK scored very similar points in both single as well as multi-core tests. That being said, the Apple M1 Max marginally beats the Intel Core i9-12900HK.Mar 18, 2022

While the overall performance output of Intel Core i9 might be higher, Apple's M1 Pro and M1 Max chips offer better performance-per-watt.

Apple M1 Series Vs Intel Core I9-12900hk: Which Laptop CPU Is

While the overall performance output of Intel Core i9 might be higher, Apple's M1 Pro and M1 Max chips offer better performance-per-watt.

Apple M1 Series Vs Intel Core I9-12900hk: Which Laptop CPU Is

While the overall performance output of Intel Core i9 might be higher, Apple's M1 Pro and M1 Max chips offer better performance-per-watt.

While the overall performance output of Intel Core i9 might be higher, Apple's M1 Pro and M1 Max chips offer better performance-per-watt.

M1 Max: This is the most powerful M1 of them all. Like the M1 Pro, the M1 Max has a 10-core CPU but a heftier 32-core GPU (with support for up to 64 GB of unified memory). Apple says it's 4 times faster than the M1 in terms of graphics.

Apple M1 Max Vs. Intel 12th-gen Core I9: Laptop CPU Fight!

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. (It's virtually a tie but go ahead and argue about it anyway.)Jan 31, 2022

Apple M1 Max Vs. Intel 12th-gen Core I9: Laptop CPU Fight!

Apple's M1 Max delivers better results in areas like efficiency. The Apple MacBook Pro 16″ with the M1 Max CPU lasted 15 hours 31 minutes when testing battery life. The Alder Lake Alienware x17 lasted 3 hours 5 minutes in comparison. Intel's 12th Generation Core i9, Alder Lake beats the M1 Max across power benchmarks.

Apple's M1 Max delivers better results in areas like efficiency. The Apple MacBook Pro 16″ with the M1 Max CPU lasted 15 hours 31 minutes when testing battery life. The Alder Lake Alienware x17 lasted 3 hours 5 minutes in comparison. Intel's 12th Generation Core i9, Alder Lake beats the M1 Max across power benchmarks.

Apple's M1 Max delivers better results in areas like efficiency. The Apple MacBook Pro 16″ with the M1 Max CPU lasted 15 hours 31 minutes when testing battery life. The Alder Lake Alienware x17 lasted 3 hours 5 minutes in comparison. Intel's 12th Generation Core i9, Alder Lake beats the M1 Max across power benchmarks.

Macbook Pro 13-inch (2020) Review 2022

The 2020 version of the MacBook Pro 13-inch introduced the Apple M1 chip that is faster than previous Intel-based chipsets. The MacBook Pro (2021) comes with faster M1 Pro and Max chips with 10-core CPUs and 16- or 32-core GPUs.

Macbook Pro 13-inch (2020) Review 2022

In the M1 Ultra presentation, Apple claims that the M1 Ultra has higher performance than Intel Core i9-12900K while using a third of the power.

But what is Core i9? And is it really better than the Core i7 or Core i5? In Intel's simple terms, the Core i9 is faster than the Core i7, which is faster than the Core i5. But faster isn't always better, and most people don't need the extra horsepower.