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Core i7-1360P Vs Apple M2: We Tested Both - Tech4Gamers
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Core i7-1360P Vs Apple M2: We Tested Both

Read on to find out how the Core i7-1360P vs Apple M2 perform in performance benchmarks and learn about their specs and architectural differences.

Expert Verified By

Intel Core i7-1360P

Rated: 8.5/10

Apple M2

Rated: 7.5/10


Pros And Cons

CPUProsCons
Core i7-1360Pโœ… Faster multi-core performance
โœ… Better Value
โœ… Better memory support
โŒ Weaker iGPU
โŒ Not as power-efficient
Apple M2โœ… Similar Single-core performance
โœ… Impressive power-efficiency
โœ… Powerful iGPU
โŒ No upgradability options
โŒ 33% Slower multi-core performance

Key Takeaways
  • Firstly, the Apple M2 uses the Apple Silicon architecture and utilizes TSMC‘s optimized 5nm node called N5P. The Core i7-1360P uses Intel’s Willow Cove architecture and the 10nm Intel 7 node.
  • We observed that the Core i7-1360P proved 33.8% faster in multi-core applications, while both CPUs are on par in single-core performance.
  • Regarding prices, we found that the Core i7-1360P laptops range from $1099 to $2199. Apple M2 laptops, on the other hand, can cost between $1099 to $2499
  • The Core i7-1360P provides better overall value, providing better specifications at matching prices, and better multi-core performance.
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Comparison Table

Mobile CPUCore i7-1360PApple M2
ArchitectureWillow CoveApple Silicon
CodenameRaptor LakeM2
Instruction Setx86-64ARMv8
SocketBGA-1744Apple-M
Integrated GraphicsIntel Iris Xe GraphicsApple M2 GPU
GPU Base Clock300MHz500MHz
GPU Boost Clock1500MHz1398MHz
Shaders7681024
TMUs4864
ROPs2432
Execution Units96128
Total Graphics Power15W15W
CPU Max Operating Temperature100ยฐC-
Price Range$1099 to $2199$1099-$2499
Launch DateJanuary 3, 2023June 6, 2022

Architectural Differences

Here’s a look at the key differences. 

  1. Process NodesStarting with the nodes, the Core i7-1360P uses Intel’s custom 10nm node called Intel 7. On the other hand, Apple’s Silicon M2 chip uses TSMC’s enhanced 5nm node called N5P. So, Apple’s M2 CPU has the advantage here. 
  2. Core/Thread Counts: In terms of core/thread counts, the Core i7-1360P leads with 12 cores (4 P-cores and 8 E-cores) and 16 threads, while the Apple M2 has 8 cores (4 P-cores and 4 E-cores) and half the threads.
  3. Clock Speeds: The Apple M2 boasts a base frequency of 3.5GHz for P-cores and 2.4GHz for E-cores, while the Core i7-1360P operates at 2.2GHz (P-cores) and 1.6GHz (E-cores). Furthermore, the Core i7-1360P outperforms, reaching up to 5GHz (P-cores) and 3.7GHz (E-cores), whereas the Apple M2 is limited to base frequencies.
  4. Memory: The Apple M2 utilizes unified memory with LPDDR5 at 6400 MT/s, while the Core i7-1360P supports LPDDR5x and DDR5 (both at 6400 MT/s), DDR4 (3200 MT/s), and LPDDR4 (4267 MT/s).
  5. Cache: The Core i7-1365P has 80KB of L1 cache per core, while the Apple M2 betters that with 192 KB. Furthermore, the Apple M2 has a shared 16MB pool of L2 cache, whereas the Core i7-1365P has 2MB L2 cache/core – totaling 24 MB. Lastly, the Core i7-1360P has an 18MB pool of L3 cache, and the Apple M2 does not have an L3 cache. 
  6. TDPAs mentioned, the Apple M2 has impressive power efficiency, with a base TDP of just 10W. In contrast, the Core i7-1360P’s TDP can be adjusted between 20 to 28W (configurable) while the boost TDP goes up to 64W.

Apple’s revolutionary Silicon architecture upped its game as it stopped relying on Intel to provide its chips. Meanwhile, their M2 chip promises even better performance on the same 5nm manufacturing process. Today, we’re comparing Intel vs Apple in the form of Core i7-1360P vs Apple M2 to find the better mobile CPU.


Performance: Apple M2 Vs Core i7-1360P

With the architectural differences out of the way, let’s see how these differences apply to performance. We’ll look at their single-core and multi-core performance in three different applications. 

Cinebench R23

Cinbench R23 multi-core and single-core
Cinebench R23 (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • The Core i7-1360P starts with 12322 points in our Cinebench R23 multi-core test. In reply, the Apple M2 CPU scored 8670 points42.1% less. 
  • As for the multi-core test, the Core i7-1360P accumulated 1899 points over the 1593 points of the Apple M2. Here, the difference is 19.2%.

Geekbench 5

Geekbench 5 multi-core and single-core
Geekbench 5 (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • The Core i7-1360P scores 10731 points in the multi-core test of Geekbench 5. Meanwhile, the Apple M2 managed 9034 points – trailing by 18.7%
  • In the single-core test, the Apple M2 turned things in its favor with 1939 points. The Core i7-1360P managed 1824 points, 6.3% less.

Passmark

Passmark multi-core and single-core
Passmark (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • The last benchmark we carried out was Passmark, in which the Core i7-1360P racked up 21335 multi-core points. As for the Apple M2, the score is 15453 pointsa 38.3% difference. Lastly, for the single-core scores, the Apple M2 (4052 points) bettered the Core i7-1360P (3812 points). Here, the difference is 6.2%.

Overall Performance

Here’s a look at the average scores across the three applications.

Overall multi-core and single-core performance
Overall performance (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • Multi-core Performance: We analyzed that the Core i7-1360P amassed 14796 points and the Apple M2 followed with 11052 points. This means the Core i7-1360P is about 33.8% faster than the Apple M2 in multi-core applications.
  • Single-core Performance: The Apple M2 took the win ever-so-slightly with 2528 points over 2511 of the Core i7-1360P. Thus, the Apple M2 is only 0.6% faster in single-core applications on average.

Core i7-1360P Vs Apple M2: Which One To Go For? 

Intel Core i7-1360P: The information we gathered so far shows that the Core i7-1360P laptops start at $1099, just like the Apple M2 ones, but offer better specifications at the same price. Additionally, the most expensive Core i7-1360P laptop costs $2199, whereas Apple M2 laptops go up to $2499. In the end, though, the Core i7-1360P impressed more with its performance and value. 

Apple M2: As for the M2, we saw that the Mac M2 has its wins in the comparison, like power efficiency, better iGPU, and potentially faster memory bandwidth. There’s also a difference in operating systems. So, make sure to consider all factors before making a purchase.

We suggest considering the Intel Core i7-1360P because the Core-i7-1360P shows much better multi-core performance and nearly provides the same single-core performance as the Apple M2. Hence, it’s safe to say that the Core i7-1360P provides a much better value than the Apple M2 CPU.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main architectural differences between Core i7-1360P and Apple M2?

The Apple M2 uses a System-on-chip (SoC) design, while the Core i7-1360P uses a traditional “CPU on motherboard” design. Furthermore, the Core i7-1360P uses the x86-64 instruction set, while Apple’s M2 uses the ARMv8 set.

What is the difference in memory support between Core i7-1360P and Apple M2 CPUs?

The Core i7-1360P supports traditional RAM that the CPU uses to store data for short-term usage. In contrast, the Apple M2 uses unified memory, which is part of the System on the chip. This memory provides a unified pool that both CPU and GPU can access.

Is the Core i7-1360P faster than the Apple M2 CPU?

The Core i7-1360P is much faster than the Apple M2 in multi-core applications and on par with its single-core performance.


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