Intel succeeds in counterstrike: Apple s new super processor is obsolete

Intel succeeds in counterstrike: Apple s new super processor is obsolete

With the M1 Pro and M1 Max, Apple has installed two extremely powerful processors in the new MacBook Pro. The competition from Intel is of course forced to come up with something - with success, as is now shown. Even the top model from Apple could be beaten in the first benchmarks.

When the MacBook Pro 2021 was presented in a 14- and 16-inch version, the two Apple processors M1 Pro and M1 Max were rightly at the center of attention. Apple has once again worked hard and put the competition from Intel and AMD in their place. A short time later , Intel strikes back .

Intel before Apple: New processor significantly more powerful

Intel recently introduced the twelfth generation of Alder Lake processors. Six new desktop processors are in the spotlight, especially the Core i9-12900K with 16 cores.

The first benchmark results for the Core i9-12900K show that the processor is up to 1.5 times faster in multi-core performance than the M1 Pro and M1 Max from Apple (source: Geekbench). Specifically, the new top model from Intel was able to achieve an average multi-core score of around 18,500, while Apple's M1 Pro and M1 Max are "only" 12,500 points. While the bare numbers speak for themselves, things are not looking quite so rosy for Intel in another important area.

In the video : This is what the new MacBook Pro does with the Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max.

Intel chips: more performance only with more consumption

The new Core i9 processor is significantly faster than the M1 Pro and M1 Max, but it also uses a lot more power than Apple's chips. Intel states that the chip consumes up to 125 watts in normal operation and up to 241 watts with Turbo Boost. More power is also required for the somewhat weaker Core i7-12700K model, which also overtook Apple's processors in the first benchmarks.

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