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Apple M1 Ultra vs Intel Core i9-12900F gaming benchmark

Apple M1 Ultra vs Intel Core i9-12900F

Processor comparisons   21-10-2022
   If you have difficulties with the choice of a CPU, you will solve them by reading the detailed tests Apple M1 Ultra vs Intel Core i9-12900F and see which is better for games or simple use for streaming, programming, video editing, machine learning, rendering. Here you can find useful information from different benchmarks or real video editing and streaming tests. A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics, so that it can be easier to understand, is summarized in the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel examination in synthetic type tests like UserBenchmark, Geekbench 5.2, SuperPi, VeraCrypt, DaVinci Resolve Studio, MATLAB, PassMark, Furmark, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Blender, Prime95, Handbrake, Gears 5, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), RealBench, Dolphin Emulator, Blender, PCMark 10, 7zip, WPrime, AIDA64, 3DMark.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Apex Legends
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Last Man Standing
  • Fortnite
  • Death Stranding
  • Fallout 76
  • Borderlands 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Overwatch
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Valorant
  • Valheim
  • Halo Infinite
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Rainbow Six Siege

   After looking at the data of all benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-12900F or Apple M1 Ultra.


 
Apple M1 Ultra
Intel Core i9-12900F

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
Processor Benchmark
M1 Ultra79% Core i9-12900F74%
This parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, M1 Ultra is 6% better than Core i9-12900F. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
M1 Ultra71% Core i9-12900F64%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor at the moment. And it is clear that this is a server processor, on which no one will run games. Because the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a low game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Metro Exodus, DOTA 2A, Hitman 3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, League of Legends (LOL), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Control, Battlefield V, Half-Life: Alyx, Monster Hunter World, Ghostrunner, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, NBA 2K20, Forza Horizon 4.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite126.1113.0
Valorant143.3128.4
Cyberpunk 207780.271.9
Apex Legends134.7120.7
Call of Duty Warzone107.596.3
Overwatch116.1104.0
Red Dead Redemption 298.988.6
DOOM Eternal71.664.2
Warzone111.8100.2
Assassin's Creed120.4107.9
Valheim118.9106.6
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the computer (RAM size and Video Card) and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Cinebench, GeekBench and Passmark becnmarks.
The computers that were in the comparisons not only did they have different amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: FullHD, 2K or 4K. So the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. To be sure exactly how much performance the processor will be in games, if you get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
M1 Ultra272% Core i9-12900F97%
To make a final resolution on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. The newer the processor generation, the better its performance in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the M1 Ultra is more energy efficient than the Core i9-12900F as it consumes less power: 20W vs. 65W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you need to know its TDP. It is necessary to count so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.

Software benchmarks

If you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for machine learning, programming, video editing or video rendering, streaming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to achieve maximum efficiency, the CPU turns on all threads and cores that it has. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to make sure that the program that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that use only one core to run, and all the advantages of multi-core mode are unused.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Apple M1 Ultra Intel Core i9-12900F
Cinbench 15 Single-core555449
Cinbench 15 Multi-core32524734
Cinbench 20 Single-core1103750
Cinbench 20 Multi-core558310524
Cinbench 23 Single-core42402661
Cinbench 23 Multi-core2195930285

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Apple M1 Ultra Intel Core i9-12900F
Single-Core96116936
Multi-Core6219451775

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Apple M1 Ultra Intel Core i9-12900F
Single-Core16371904
Multi-Core2464216188

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most helpful. The newer the processor, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system later. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS even in the newest games. The savings are obvious! Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Apple M1 Ultra Intel Core i9-12900F
Announcement dateApril 09, 2022July 21, 2021
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketM1FCLGA1700
Core name16x Firestorm and 4x IcestormAlder Lake
Architecturehybrid (big.LITTLE)x86
Generation112
Turbo Frequency5.1 MHz
Frequency3.2 MHz3.8 MHz
Cores2016
Threads2024
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography5 nm7 nm
Transistors count114000 millions12600 millions
Power consumption (TDP)20 W65 W
Memory typeLPDDR5 - Up to 6400MHzUp to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Max. Memory128 Gb128 Gb
Memory Frequency64006400
Memory bandwidth818 GByte/s76.8 GB/s
L1 cache4MB2 MB
L2 cache48MB12 MB
L3 cache96MB30 MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part numberAPL1W06
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900F is 15% better than M1 Ultra in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that M1 Ultra has 4 more core than Core i9-12900F. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption (relevant for laptops).

Result:
The number of parameters for which Apple M1 Ultra is better: 26
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900F is better: 9
   However, it should be understood that the summary data that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should entirely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Better to watch the video tests and read the reviews of of people who bought Apple M1 Ultra and Intel Core i9-12900F before making a decision which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
Apple M1 Ultra - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
Intel Core i9-12900F - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


Apple M1 Ultra Processor Comparisons
• Vs Core i7-13700
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs Core i9-12900HX
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i9-12950HX
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i9-13900
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Ryzen 9 7950X
• Vs Core i9-12900KS
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• Vs Core i9-13900KS
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs Core i9-12900
• Vs Ryzen 7 7700X
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs Ryzen 5 7600X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Core i5-12490F
• Vs Core i5-13500
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Core i5-12400
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Ryzen 9 3950X
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Core i5-13400
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Apple M1 Max
• Vs Apple M1 Pro
• Vs Apple M1X
• Vs Apple M1
• Vs Apple M2 Pro
• Vs Apple M2 Max
• Vs Core i5-13600
• Vs Core i7-13700H
• Vs Core i9-13900HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HX
• Vs Core i5-13600HX
• Vs Core i9-13950HX
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900
• Vs Ryzen 7 7700
• Vs Ryzen 5 7600
• Vs Core i7-1360P
• Vs Core i5-13500HX
• Vs Core i9-13980HX
• Vs Core i9-13900T
• Vs Core i9-13900F
• Vs Core i7-13700F
• Vs Core i7-13700T
• Vs Core i5-13600T
• Vs Core i5-13600H
• Vs Core i5-13500H
• Vs Core i5-13505H
• Vs Core i5-13500T
• Vs Core i5-13400F
• Vs Core i5-13400T
• Vs Core i5-1345U
• Vs Core i3-13100T
• Vs Core i3-13100F
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700X
• Vs Ryzen 5 5500
• Vs Core i3-13300
• Vs Core i3-13300F
• Vs Ryzen 3 PRO 5350GE
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X3D
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 5945
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700GE
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D


Intel Core i9-12900F Processor Comparisons
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Core i9-12900
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs EPYC 7272
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs EPYC 7343
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Xeon W-3275M
• Vs Ryzen 9 3950X
• Vs EPYC 7313
• Vs Xeon Gold 6248R
• Vs EPYC 7313P
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs EPYC 72F3
• Vs Xeon Platinum 8260M
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• Vs Core i9-12900HX
• Vs Core i9-12950HX
• Vs Core i9-12900KS
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 7 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 5 7600X
• Vs Core i9-11980HK
• Vs Ryzen 7 2700X
• Vs Core i7-12700H
• Vs Core i5-12490F
• Vs Core i9-10900
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 4400GE
• Vs Core i7-12650HX
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 2700
• Vs Core i3-12100F
• Vs Core i7-11700T
• Vs Core i9-11900T
• Vs Ryzen 7 3700X
• Vs Core i9-10900X
• Vs Ryzen 7 1800X
• Vs Core i5-11500B
• Vs Core i9-10900F
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Core i5-12600T
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 3600
• Vs Core i7-11700B
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G
• Vs Core i9-10850K
• Vs Core i5-11600K
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600
• Vs Core i5-11600KF
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800X
• Vs Core i3-12300
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G
• Vs Core i9-11900KB
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Core i5-12400
• Vs Core i9-11900
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600G
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 5650G
• Vs Core i9-11900KF
• Vs Core i3-12300T
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 3700
• Vs Core i5-12400F
• Vs Core i3-12100T
• Vs Core i9-10900K
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i5-12500T
• Vs Core i9-11900K
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750GE
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800XT
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 1700
• Vs Ryzen 7 4700G
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 7 1700X
• Vs Core i7-11700
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs Core i9-10910
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G
• Vs Core i7-11700K
• Vs Core i5-12400T
• Vs Core i9-11900H
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 4700G
• Vs Core i3-12100
• Vs Ryzen 9 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 7 2700E
• Vs Core i5-12500
• Vs Ryzen 7 2700
• Vs Core i7-12700T
• Vs Ryzen 7 1700
• Vs Core i7-11700KF
• Vs Core i7-11700F
• Vs Core i9-11900F
• Vs Core i9-10900KF
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600XT
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 5650GE
• Vs Core i5-11400H
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900
• Vs Core i5-12600
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Core i5-11600
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Core i5-11500
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i9-13900KS
• Vs Core i5-13400
• Vs Core i5-13500
• Vs Core i7-13700
• Vs Core i9-13900
• Vs Core i3-13100
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Apple M1 Pro
• Vs Apple M1 Max
• Vs Apple M2 Pro
• Vs Apple M2 Max
• Vs Core i5-13600
• Vs Core i9-13900HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HX
• Vs Core i5-13600HX
• Vs Core i9-13950HX
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900
• Vs Ryzen 7 7700
• Vs Ryzen 5 7600
• Vs Core i9-13980HX
• Vs Core i9-13900T
• Vs Core i9-13900F
• Vs Core i7-13700F
• Vs Core i7-13700T
• Vs Core i5-13600T
• Vs Core i5-13500H
• Vs Core i5-13500T
• Vs Core i5-13400F
• Vs Core i5-13400T
• Vs Core i3-13100T
• Vs Core i3-13100F
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700X
• Vs Ryzen 5 5500
• Vs Core i3-13300
• Vs Core i3-13300F
• Vs Ryzen 9 7950X3D
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X3D
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 5945
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700GE
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D
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