[Comparison] AMD Ryzen 7 6800H vs Apple M1 Max – Zen 3+ gets a much needed win

The M1 Max from Apple is a groundbreaking chip that managed to shake up the laptop space for a while, but due to the sheer expense of buying a device with it, it isn’t really made for the masses.

Looking at the Windows side of things, while laptops with powerful processors are still expensive, you can find hidden gems and the overall ecosystem is much more open.

Today we have the Ryzen 7 6800H, which needs to hold the fort before Zen 4’s eventual arrival in late 2022 / early 2023. It goes against the M1 Max, to see if Apple’s endless integration and closed ecosystem can be optimized enough to handle one of the most powerful laptop processors right now.

Today we are comparing the AMD Ryzen 7 6800H against the Apple M1 Max.

Here is our Top Laptop CPU Ranking, where you can see the most powerful laptop processors in a list.

You can find more information about both CPUs here: AMD Ryzen 7 6800H / Apple M1 Max

Specs table

AMD Ryzen 7 6800H Apple M1 Max
Architecture Zen 3+ ARM
Cores / Threads 8/16 10/10
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost 3.20 – 4.70GHz 0.60 – 3.20GHz
Cache 20MB 48MB
Lithography 6nm 5nm
TDP 45W 30W
Memory type
DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-5200,
DDR4–3200MHz,
LPDDR4x–4267MHz
 LPDDR5-6400
Integrated GPU AMD Radeon 680M Apple M1 Max GPU (32-core)

CPU benchmarks

The Cinebench 20 lead is off the charts, with the Ryzen chip scoring 74% higher in the benchmark.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

The two processors are much closer in the Cinebench R23 benchmark, but the Ryzen still leads with 15% more performance.

Cinebench R23
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H 14236 (+15%)
Apple M1 Max 12390

Conclusion

It’s no secret that the Apple M1 Max is a powerful SoC, and any Mac device equipped with it will be able to handle a variety of different tasks. However, is it worth entering the Apple ecosystem if you’ve never had an Apple device, or should you stick to Windows-based laptops. For us, the M1 Max and the MacBook Pro laptops are for already experienced Apple aficionados. Get the CPU or laptop that fits you and your workflow, as you’ll get great performance regardless of your choice.

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 7 6800H:


All laptops with the Apple M1 Max:

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