Benchmarks confirm that new Intel Adler Lake Core i9 chip is actually faster than Apple’s M1 Max. By 4 (four) percent.

Geekbench 5 results show that the GE76 Raider with the Core i9-12900HK processor has an average multi-core score of 12,707, while the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Max chip has an average multi-core score of 12,244. This means the Core i9 processor is around 4% faster than the M1 Max chip in this particular comparison.

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Moreover, comparison also show that Intel’s chip taking 100 watts with spikes up to 140 watts and spinning cooler fans quite loudly, while M1 Max MacBook takes only 40 watts.

However, it is needed to be mentioned that tests also show that discrete Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti card actually significantly outperforms M1 Max’s integrated graphic.

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