72points

Apple M1

51points

Intel Core i7-7660U

Comparison winner
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64 facts in comparison

Apple M1 vs Intel Core i7-7660U

Apple M1
Intel Core i7-7660U

Why is Apple M1 better than Intel Core i7-7660U?

  • 4.16x faster CPU speed
    ?

    4 x 3.2GHz & 4 x 2GHzvs2 x 2.5GHz
  • 2133MHz higher ram speed
    ?

    4266MHzvs2133MHz
  • 4 more CPU threads
    ?

    8vs4
  • 9nm smaller semiconductor size
    ?

    5nmvs14nm
  • 11.5MB bigger L2 cache
    ?

    12MBvs0.5MB
  • 3.63x higher PassMark result
    ?

    15127vs4162
  • 1.2W lower TDP
    ?

    13.8Wvs15W
  • 64KB bigger L1 cache
    ?

    192KBvs128KB

Why is Intel Core i7-7660U better than Apple M1?

  • 0.8GHz higher turbo clock speed
    ?

    4GHzvs3.2GHz
  • 16GB larger maximum memory amount
    ?

    32GBvs16GB
  • Has AES
    ?
  • Has AVX
    ?
  • Uses multithreading
    ?
  • Has F16C
    ?
  • Has MMX
    ?
  • 1 more displays supported
    ?

    3vs2

Price comparison

Intel Core i7-7660U

ProductStorePrice
Intel Core i7-7660U amazonIntel Core i7-12700KF Desktop Processor ...Intel Core i7-12700KF Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W
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$351
Intel Core i7-7660U amazonIntel® Core™ i7-11700K Desktop Processor...Intel® Core™ i7-11700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked LGA1200 (Intel 500 Series & Select 400 Series Chipset) 125W
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$293
Intel Core i7-7660U amazonIntel Core i9-12900K Desktop Processor 1...Intel Core i9-12900K Desktop Processor 16 (8P+8E) Cores up to 5.2 GHz Unlocked LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W
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$597
Intel Core i7-7660U amazonIntel Core i7-10700K Desktop Processor 8...Intel Core i7-10700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.1 GHz Unlocked LGA1200 (Intel 400 Series Chipset) 125W (BX8070110700K)
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$329
Intel Core i7-7660U amazonIntel Core i5-10400 Desktop Processor 6 ...Intel Core i5-10400 Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.3 GHz  LGA1200 (Intel 400 Series Chipset) 65W, Model Number: BX8070110400
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$152
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User reviews

Overall Rating

Apple M1
10.0
4 User reviews
Apple M1
10.0/10
4 User reviews
Intel Core i7-7660U
0.0
0 User reviews
Intel Core i7-7660U
0.0/10
0 User reviews

Features

Value for money

10.0/10
4 votes
No reviews yet
 

Gaming

9.0/10
4 votes
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Performance

10.0/10
4 votes
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Reliability

10.0/10
4 votes
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Energy efficiency

9.8/10
4 votes
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Comments

Harrison

Harrison

2 months ago

10 / 10

M1 is quite impressive.

Harrison

Harrison

2 months ago

10 / 10

I own an m1 iPad Pro and I am making this review to appreciate how great the m1 chip is, even still in early 2022 (to be expected). I use my iPad for productivity and m1 makes typing word documents or researching seamless and very fast paced, it loads websites and videos (on YouTube) extraordinarily fast (note that this is also based upon internet speed) and does so effortlessly. For gaming, m1 handles most games like a champ, there are some more graphic intensive games such as certain first person shooters that are slightly choppy at times (for me at least) but otherwise, I get a solid frame rate. It does heat up a little bit but it's not to the point its unbearable to the touch. Power efficiency is great as I still have extra charge left at the end of the day even after a whole day's worth of usage. Overall, the M1 chip has made my computing world quite fantastic and I am satisfied with amazing technology it has to offer.

Pros

  • Fast Tablet Performance
  • Tablet Gaming
  • Crushes Productivity
  • Sips power

Cons

    3 users found this helpful
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    A

    3 months ago

    10 / 10

    It is very efficient

    A

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    3 months ago

    10 / 10

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    Dony

    Dony

    3 months ago

    10 / 10

    Its a Rockstar

    Dony

    Dony

    3 months ago

    10 / 10

    0 users found this helpful

    General info

    Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
    2.Has integrated graphics
    Apple M1
    Intel Core i7-7660U
    With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
    3.GPU clock speed

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1)

    300MHz

    The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
    The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
    5.CPU temperature

    100°C

    100°C

    If the CPU exceeds the maximum operating temperature then problems such as random resets can occur.
    6.PCI Express (PCIe) version

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1)

    3

    Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) is a high-speed interface standard for connecting components, such as graphics cards and SSDs, to a motherboard. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
    7.DirectX version

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1)

    12

    DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
    8.OpenGL version

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1)

    4.4

    OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
    9.GPU turbo

    1278MHz

    1050MHz

    When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

    Performance

    1.CPU speed

    4 x 3.2GHz & 4 x 2GHz

    2 x 2.5GHz

    The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
    More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
    When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
    4.Has an unlocked multiplier
    Apple M1
    Intel Core i7-7660U
    Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier which makes them easy to overclock, allowing you to gain increased performance in games and other apps.
    5.L2 cache

    12MB

    0.5MB

    A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
    6.L3 cache

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1)

    4MB

    A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
    7.L1 cache

    192KB

    128KB

    A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
    8.L2 core

    1.5MB/core

    0.25MB/core

    More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
    9.L3 core

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1)

    2MB/core

    More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

    Memory

    1.RAM speed

    4266MHz

    2133MHz

    It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
    This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
    3.DDR memory version

    4

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i7-7660U)

    DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is the most common type of RAM. Newer versions of DDR memory support higher maximum speeds and are more energy-efficient.
    More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
    The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
    6.bus transfer rate

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1)

    4GT/s

    The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.
    7.Supports ECC memory
    Apple M1
    Intel Core i7-7660U
    Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
    8.eMMC version

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i7-7660U)

    A higher version of eMMC allows faster memory interfaces, having a positive effect on the performance of a device. For example, when transferring files from your computer to the internal storage over USB.
    9.bus speed

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i7-7660U)

    The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.

    Benchmarks

    This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
    This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
    Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
    4.Cinebench R20 (multi) result

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i7-7660U)

    Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's multi-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.
    5.Cinebench R20 (single) result

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i7-7660U)

    Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's single-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.
    Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
    7.Blender (bmw27) result

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1)

    898.96seconds

    The Blender (bmw27) benchmark measures the performance of a processor by rendering a 3D scene. More powerful processors can render the scene in less time.
    8.Blender (classroom) result

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i7-7660U)

    The Blender (classroom) benchmark measures the performance of a processor by rendering a 3D scene. More powerful processors can render the scene in less time.
    9.performance per watt

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i7-7660U)

    This means the CPU is more efficient, giving a greater amount of performance for each watt of power used.

    Features

    1.uses multithreading
    Apple M1
    Intel Core i7-7660U
    Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
    2.Has AES
    Apple M1
    Intel Core i7-7660U
    AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
    3.Has AVX
    Apple M1
    Intel Core i7-7660U
    AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial apps, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.
    4.SSE version

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1)

    4.2

    SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.
    5.Has F16C
    Apple M1
    Intel Core i7-7660U
    F16C is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
    6.bits executed at a time

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple M1)

    25

    NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
    7.Has MMX
    Apple M1
    Intel Core i7-7660U
    MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
    8.Has TrustZone
    Apple M1
    Intel Core i7-7660U
    A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).
    9.front-end width

    8

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i7-7660U)

    The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better

    Price comparison

    Intel Core i7-7660U

    ProductStorePrice
    Intel Core i7-7660U amazonIntel Core i7-12700KF Desktop Processor ...Intel Core i7-12700KF Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W
    amazon logo
    $351
    Intel Core i7-7660U amazonIntel® Core™ i7-11700K Desktop Processor...Intel® Core™ i7-11700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked LGA1200 (Intel 500 Series & Select 400 Series Chipset) 125W
    amazon logo
    $293
    Intel Core i7-7660U amazonIntel Core i9-12900K Desktop Processor 1...Intel Core i9-12900K Desktop Processor 16 (8P+8E) Cores up to 5.2 GHz Unlocked LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W
    amazon logo
    $597
    Intel Core i7-7660U amazonIntel Core i7-10700K Desktop Processor 8...Intel Core i7-10700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.1 GHz Unlocked LGA1200 (Intel 400 Series Chipset) 125W (BX8070110700K)
    amazon logo
    $329
    Intel Core i7-7660U amazonIntel Core i5-10400 Desktop Processor 6 ...Intel Core i5-10400 Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.3 GHz  LGA1200 (Intel 400 Series Chipset) 65W, Model Number: BX8070110400
    amazon logo
    $152

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