Apple M1 vs Intel Core i5-8269U

Price now 54$
Games supported 98%
Intel Core i5-8269U
Intel Core i5-8269U
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Apple M1
Apple M1
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 3.99$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Core i5-8269U and Apple M1 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating1155559
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesIntel Core i5Apple Apple M-Series
Architecture codenameCoffee Lake-U (2018−2019)no data
Release date3 April 2018
(4 years old)
10 November 2020
(2 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$320no data
Current price$54 (0.2x MSRP)$3.99

Technical specs

Core i5-8269U and Apple M1 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)8 (Octa-Core)
Base clock speed2.6 GHz2.064 GHz
Boost clock speed4.2 GHz3.2 GHz
L1 cache64K (per core)2 MB
L2 cache256K (per core)16 MB
L3 cache6 MB (shared)16 MB
Chip lithography14 nm5 nm
Die size123 mm2no data
Maximum core temperature100 °Cno data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cno data
Number of transistorsno data16000 Million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility+-
Unlocked multiplier-no data


Information on Core i5-8269U and Apple M1 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1no data
SocketFCBGA1528no data
Thermal design power (TDP)28 Wattno data

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-8269U and Apple M1. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2no data
AES-NI+no data
AVX+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
eDRAM128 MBno data
Speed Shift+no data
My WiFi+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
TSX-no data
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring+no data
Flex Memory Access+no data
SIPP-no data

Security technologies

Core i5-8269U and Apple M1 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-no data
EDB+no data
Secure Key+no data
MPX+no data
Identity Protection+no data
SGXYes with Intel® MEno data
OS Guard+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-8269U and Apple M1 are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
VT-d+no data
VT-x+no data
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i5-8269U and Apple M1. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4no data
Maximum memory size32 GBno data
Max memory channels2no data
Maximum memory bandwidth37.5 GB/sno data
ECC memory support-no data

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel Iris Plus Graphics 655-
Max video memory32 GB-
Quick Sync Video+-
Clear Video+-
Clear Video HD+-
Graphics max frequency1.1 GHz-
InTru 3D+-

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-8269U and Apple M1 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported3-

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-8269U and Apple M1 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support+-
Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096x2304@30Hz-
Max resolution over eDP4096x2304@60Hz-
Max resolution over DisplayPort4096x2304@60Hz-

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-8269U and Apple M1 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.



Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-8269U and Apple M1.

PCIe version3.0no data
PCI Express lanes16no data

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i5-8269U 9.50
Apple M1 21.98
  • Passmark


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

i5-8269U 8055
Apple M1 8207

Apple M1 outperforms Core i5-8269U by 2% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 9.50 21.98
Recency 3 April 2018 10 November 2020
Boost clock speed 4200 3200
Base clock speed 2600 2064
Chip lithography 14 nm 5 nm

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

Apple M1
Apple M1

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Competitors of Core i5-8269U by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-8269U by AMD is Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-8269U:

Ryzen 3 2200U 101.47
Core i5-8269U 100
FX-7600P 95.89

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