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Apple M2 vs Intel Core i9-13900K gaming benchmark

Apple M2 vs Intel Core i9-13900K

Processor comparisons   20-10-2022
   Let's say you can't decide which CPU to buy, you can make a choice by looking at the Apple M2 vs Intel Core i9-13900K tests and understand which is better for games or simple use for rendering, machine learning, streaming, programming, video editing. Here you can find useful information from different benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in special test applications like Blender, Geekbench 5.2, 3DMark, PCMark 10, UserBenchmark, Handbrake, VeraCrypt, AIDA64, Blender, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), 7zip, Prime95, Dolphin Emulator, PassMark, Furmark, MATLAB, WPrime, RealBench, SuperPi, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Gears 5.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Death Stranding
  • Last Man Standing
  • Apex Legends
  • Valheim
  • Halo Infinite
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Overwatch
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Fallout 76
  • Fortnite
  • Borderlands 3
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Valorant

   After reading the results these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to understand which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-13900K or Apple M2.


 
Apple M2
Intel Core i9-13900K

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
Processor Benchmark
M263% Core i9-13900K78%
The number of this parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-13900K is 19% better than M2. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
M258% Core i9-13900K72%
For the maximum in this test, the results of the most powerful processor in the site database are taken. And of course, this is a server processor, on which no one will play games. Because the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you 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 less popular games in which processors were compared: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), League of Legends (LOL), Half-Life: Alyx, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Hitman 3, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Metro Exodus, DOTA 2A, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Control, Battlefield V, Ghostrunner, Horizon Zero Dawn, Forza Horizon 4, Monster Hunter World, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), NBA 2K20.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite102.3127.8
Valorant116.2145.2
Cyberpunk 207765.181.3
Apex Legends109.3136.5
Call of Duty Warzone87.2108.9
Overwatch94.1117.6
Red Dead Redemption 280.2100.2
DOOM Eternal58.172.6
Warzone90.7113.3
Assassin's Creed97.6122.0
Valheim96.5120.6
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 tested computers not only did they have different amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, 4K or FullHD. Therefore, 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
M2535% Core i9-13900K66%
To make a final decision 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 M2 is more energy efficient than the Core i9-13900K as it consumes less power: 12W vs. 125W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful 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

For example you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for machine learning, programming, streaming, video rendering or video editing, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the CPU turns on all cores and threads that it has to the maximum to reach maximum performance. You will find out this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account 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 benefit of multi-core mode turns out to be unnecessary.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Apple M2 Intel Core i9-13900K
Cinbench 15 Single-core298531
Cinbench 15 Multi-core15865603
Cinbench 20 Single-core558887
Cinbench 20 Multi-core269912458
Cinbench 23 Single-core20573150
Cinbench 23 Multi-core1052035852

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Apple M2 Intel Core i9-13900K
Single-Core40952879
Multi-Core2966561110

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Apple M2 Intel Core i9-13900K
Single-Core19292502
Multi-Core924325761

Comparison of specifications

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

Apple M2 Intel Core i9-13900K
Announcement dateOctober 18, 2022December 13, 2022
TypeLaptopDesktop
SocketM2FCLGA1700
Core name4 x Avalanche and 4 x BlizzardRaptor Lake
Architecturehybrid (big.LITTLE)x86
Generation213
Turbo Frequency5.8 MHz
Frequency3.49 MHz4.3 MHz
Cores824
Threads832
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography5 nm7 nm
Transistors count20000 millions14200 millions
Power consumption (TDP)12 W125 W
Memory typeLPDDR5 - Up to 6400MHzUp to DDR5 5600 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Max. Memory128 Gb
Memory Frequency24006500
Memory bandwidth89.6 GB/s
L1 cache2MB2 MB
L2 cache12MB8 MB
L3 cache16MB36 MB
OverclockingNoyes
Supports ECCNoYes
Part numberExpansion Options
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-13900K is 18% better than M2 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-13900K has 16 more core than M2. 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 M2 is better: 5
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-13900K is better: 33
   However, it should be understood that all the data in the table above do not mean that taking them into account you should fully trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Be sure to watch the testing video and read the opinion of real owners of Apple M2 and Intel Core i9-13900K before making a decision which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
Apple M2 - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
Intel Core i9-13900K - all data

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


Apple M2 Processor Comparisons
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• Vs Core i7-12700HE
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• Vs Xeon Gold 6246R
• Vs Core i7-12700T
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
• Vs Core i7-12700H
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900
• Vs Core i9-9960X
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i9-9990XE
• Vs Xeon W-3175X
• Vs Core i9-9980XE
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Core i7-12650HX
• Vs Core i7-12700E
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850HS
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
• Vs Core i7-12700HL
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Xeon Platinum 8260M
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
• Vs Core i7-12800HL
• Vs Core i9-7980XE
• Vs Core i9-11980HK
• Vs Core i9-10940X
• Vs Core i9-11900KB
• Vs Core i9-11900H
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
• Vs Apple M1X
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 6650H
• Vs Core i7-11700B
• Vs Core i9-11950H
• Vs Xeon W-2275
• Vs Core i3-13100
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 6650HS
• Vs Core i9-9940X
• Vs Core i9-11900K
• Vs Ryzen 9 6980HS
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Core i9-11900KF
• Vs Core i5-12600HE
• Vs Ryzen 9 6980HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 6900HX
• Vs Core i7-12650H
• Vs Core i9-11900
• Vs Core i5-12600H
• Vs Ryzen 9 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 9 6900HS
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U
• Vs Core i5-12490F
• Vs Core i5-13500
• Vs Core i9-12950HX
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i9-12900
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs Ryzen 5 7600X
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i9-12900KS
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Ryzen 7 7700X
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs Core i9-13900KS
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i7-13700
• Vs Core i5-13400
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Core i9-13900
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
• Vs Ryzen 5 6600H
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Core i7-11700K
• Vs Core i5-12600HX
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
• Vs Ryzen 7 6800HS
• Vs Ryzen 9 7950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5980HS
• Vs Core i5-12400
• Vs Ryzen 5 6600HS
• Vs Core i9-11900T
• Vs Ryzen 7 6800H
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs Core i9-11900F
• Vs Ryzen 7 6800U
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800HS
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G
• Vs Ryzen 9 3950X
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800H
• Vs Core i7-11700F
• Vs Core i7-11700
• Vs Ryzen 9 5980HX
• Vs Core i7-11700KF
• Vs Core i5-12400F
• Vs Core i7-11700T
• Vs Core i7-11850H
• Vs Core i5-12500H
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900HX
• Vs Core i9-10900KF
• Vs Ryzen 5 6600U
• Vs Core i9-10900K
• Vs Core i5-12450H
• Vs Core i5-12400T
• Vs Core i7-1280P
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900HS
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750GE
• Vs Core i5-12500
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 3700
• Vs Core i5-12450HX
• Vs Core i5-12600T
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800XT
• Vs Ryzen 7 5825U
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700U
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 5875U
• Vs Core i3-12100
• Vs Core i3-12300
• Vs Core i5-11600K
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600G
• Vs Core i9-10900
• Vs Core i5-12500T
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800
• Vs Core i5-11600KF
• Vs Ryzen 7 4800H
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800U
• Vs Core i3-12100F
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 7 3700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 4900H
• Vs Core i9-10900F
• Vs Core i5-12600
• Vs Ryzen 9 4900U
• Vs Ryzen 9 4900HS
• Vs Ryzen 7 4800HS
• Vs Core i9-10900X
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600
• Vs Core i5-1240P
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 5650G
• Vs Core i5-11500H
• Vs Ryzen 7 4700G
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 4700G
• Vs Ryzen 7 4700GE
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 5675U
• Vs Core i3-12300T
• Vs Core i7-1270P
• Vs Ryzen 7 4800U
• Vs Core i5-11400H
• Vs Core i5-1250P
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600H
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 5650GE
• Vs Core i5-11500
• Vs Core i7-10700K
• Vs Core i3-12100T
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE
• Vs Ryzen 7 2700X
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 3600
• Vs Core i7-1260P
• Vs Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600XT
• Vs Core i5-1155G7
• Vs Core i7-10700KF
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600X
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• Vs Apple M1 Max
• Vs Apple M1 Ultra
• Vs Apple M1
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• Vs Apple M2 Max
• Vs Core i7-13700H
• Vs Core i9-13700HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HK
• Vs Core i5-13600HX
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600
• Vs Core i7-1360P
• Vs Core i5-1350P
• Vs Core i5-1340P


Intel Core i9-13900K Processor Comparisons
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• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7453
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• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs EPYC 7413
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• 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 Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Xeon W-3175X
• Vs Core i9-9990XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i9-9960X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
• Vs Core i9-7980XE
• Vs Xeon W-3245
• Vs Core i9-11980HK
• Vs Core i9-10940X
• Vs Core i9-11900KB
• Vs Core i9-11900H
• Vs Apple M1X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Core i7-11700B
• Vs Core i9-11950H
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G
• Vs Xeon W-2275
• Vs Core i9-9940X
• Vs Core i9-11900K
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Core i9-11900KF
• Vs Core i9-11900
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs Core i9-12900
• 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 Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 7 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 5 7600X
• Vs Core i5-12500
• Vs Core i7-12650HX
• Vs Core i7-10700KF
• Vs Core i5-11600
• Vs Core i5-12600T
• Vs Ryzen 7 3700X
• Vs Core i5-12600H
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
• Vs Core i9-10900KF
• Vs Core i7-12700T
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800X
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600G
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Core i3-12100T
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600X
• Vs Core i9-10900K
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 6650HS
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D
• Vs Core i5-12500T
• Vs Core i5-11600KF
• Vs Ryzen 9 5980HX
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Core i7-11700KF
• Vs Core i9-9900X
• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Core i7-12650H
• Vs Core i5-12490F
• Vs Core i9-11900F
• Vs Core i7-10700K
• Vs Core i9-10900X
• Vs Core i7-11700K
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Core i9-10910
• Vs Core i7-12700H
• Vs Core i7-11700
• Vs Core i3-12300T
• Vs Core i3-12300
• Vs Ryzen 9 6980HS
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• Vs Core i3-12100
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 3700
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
• Vs Core i3-12100F
• 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 M1 Pro
• Vs Apple M1 Max
• Vs Apple M1 Ultra
• 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 9 7900
• Vs Ryzen 7 7700
• Vs Ryzen 5 7600
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