Benchmarks Confirm Intel’s Latest Core i9 Chip Outperforms Apple’s M1 Max With Several Caveats

Benchmark outcomes have began to floor for MSI’s new GE76 Raider, one of many first laptops to be powered by Intel’s new Twelfth-generation Core i9 processor.

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Intel beforehand mentioned that its new high-end Core i9 processor is faster than Apple’s M1 Max chip within the 16-inch MacBook Pro and, as famous by Macworld, early Geekbench 5 results do seem to substantiate this declare, however there are a number of caveats as normal.

Geekbench 5 outcomes present that the GE76 Raider with the Core i9-12900HK processor has a mean multi-core rating of 12,707, whereas the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Max chip has a mean multi-core rating of 12,244. This means the Core i9 processor is round 4% sooner than the M1 Max chip on this specific comparability.

One of the largest caveats is energy effectivity. PCWorld measured the brand new GE76 Raider’s energy draw from the wall whereas operating a CPU-only Cinebench R23 benchmark and located the Core i9 was constantly within the 100-watts vary, and even briefly spiked to 140 watts. By comparability, when operating the identical Cinebench R23 benchmark on the 16-inch MacBook Pro, AnandTech found the M1 Max chip’s energy draw from the wall to be round 40 watts.

With the Core i9 consuming far more energy, battery life takes a substantial hit, with PCWorld discovering the brand new GE76 Raider achieved practically six hours of offline video playback. Apple advertises the most recent 16-inch MacBook Pro as getting as much as 21 hours of battery life for offline video playback. Even with potential variations in show brightness and different elements, the 16-inch MacBook Pro clearly runs longer on battery.

Design can also be an element, with the GE76 Raider being a 17-inch gaming laptop computer that’s simply over an inch thick and weighs practically 6.5 kilos. By comparability, the brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro is 0.66 inches thick and weighs 4.8 kilos.

All in all, it seems that Intel’s declare that its new Core i9 processor is quicker than the M1 Max chip holds up, however Apple seemingly has no regrets with switching to its personal power-efficient chips for thin-and-light notebooks just like the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. And with the M2 chip anticipated later this 12 months, Apple is barely simply getting began.