Intel Core i5-8269U vs Apple M1

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
8.29
 
100.00
Market segment
Laptop
 
Desktop processor
Series
Intel Core i5
 
Apple Apple M-Series
Architecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
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Launch date
5 April 2018 (3 years ago)
 
10 November 2020 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$320
 
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Price now
$54 (0.2x MSRP)
 
$4.56

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 cores
4 (Quad-Core)
 
8 (Octa-Core)
Threads
8
 
8
Base clock speed
2.6 GHz
 
2.064 GHz
Boost clock speed
4.2 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
2 MB
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
16 MB
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
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Chip lithography
14 nm
 
5 nm
Die size
123 mm2
 
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Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
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Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
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Number of transistors
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16000 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

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 configuration
1
 
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Socket
FCBGA1528
 
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Thermal design power (TDP)
28 Watt
 
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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 extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
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AES-NI
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
-
vPro
-
 
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Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
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eDRAM
128 MB
 
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Speed Shift
+
 
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My WiFi
+
 
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Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
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Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
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Idle States
+
 
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Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
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Security technologies

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

TXT
-
 
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EDB
+
 
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Secure Key
+
 
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MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
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OS Guard
+
 
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Virtualization technologies

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

AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
+
 
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VT-x
+
 
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EPT
+
 
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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 types
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
 
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Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
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Maximum memory bandwidth
37.5 GB/s
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Max video memory
32 GB
 
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Quick Sync Video
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
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Clear Video HD
+
 
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Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
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InTru 3D
+
 
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Graphics interfaces

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

Number of displays supported
3
 
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eDP
+
 
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DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
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Graphics image quality

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

4K resolution support
+
 
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Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@30Hz
 
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Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
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Graphics API support

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

DirectX
12
 
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OpenGL
4.5
 
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Peripherals

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

PCIe version
3.0
 
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PCI Express lanes
16
 
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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 9.18
Apple M1 9.35 +1.9%

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.

i5-8269U 8055
Apple M1 8207 +1.9%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-8269U and Apple M1 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

i5-8269U satisfies the 100% minimum and 97% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%

Apple M1 satisfies the 100% minimum and 98% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
98%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
98%

Competitors of Core i5-8269U from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-8269U from AMD is Ryzen 5 3550H, which is faster by 1% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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

Advantages of Intel Core i5-8269U

Higher boost clock speed (4200 vs 3200 MHz)

Higher base clock speed (2600 vs 2064 MHz)

HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)

AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)

Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)

x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

AES-NI save

Thermal Monitoring Technologies

MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion

IdentityProtectionTechVersion

QuickSyncVideo

DisplayPortMenu

HDMIMenu

Advantages of Apple M1

1.9% better performance in benchmarks

More powerful video core

Much newer (10 November 2020 vs 5 April 2018)

Cheaper ($5 vs $54)

Finer manufacturing process technology (5 vs 14 nm)

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i5-8269U and Apple M1. The differences in performance seem too small.

Be aware that Core i5-8269U is a notebook processor while Apple M1 is a desktop one.

Should you still have questions on choice between Core i5-8269U and Apple M1, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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