Apple M1 vs AMD EPYC 7H12

Price now 3787$
Games supported 100%
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Apple M1
Apple M1
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Price now 3.99$
Games supported 96%

General info

Comparing EPYC 7H12 and Apple M1 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking2930
Value for money12.41no data
Market segmentServerLaptop
SeriesAMD EPYCApple Apple M-Series
Architecture codenameZen 2 (2019−2020)no data
Release date18 September 2019 (3 years old)10 November 2020 (2 years old)
Current price$3787 $3.99
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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Technical specs

EPYC 7H12 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 cores64 (Tetrahexaconta-Core)8 (Octa-Core)
Base clock speed2.6 GHz2.064 GHz
Boost clock speed3.3 GHz3.2 GHz
L1 cache96K (per core)2 MB
L2 cache512K (per core)16 MB
L3 cache256 MB (shared)16 MB
Chip lithography7 nm, 14 nm5 nm
Die size192 mm2no data
Number of transistors4,800 million16000 Million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility+-
Unlocked multiplier+no data


Information on EPYC 7H12 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 configuration2 (Multiprocessor)no data
SocketTR4no data
Power consumption (TDP)280 Wattno data

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by EPYC 7H12 and Apple M1. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI+no data
AVX+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by EPYC 7H12 and Apple M1 are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by EPYC 7H12 and Apple M1. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Eight-channelno data
Maximum memory size4 TiBno data
Max memory channels8no data
Maximum memory bandwidth204.763 GB/sno data
ECC memory support+no data

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataApple M1 8-Core GPU

Synthetic benchmark performance

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

Combined synthetic benchmark 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.

EPYC 7H12 79.98
Apple M1 6.51

EPYC 7H12 outperforms Apple M1 by 1129% in our combined benchmark results.


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: 68%

EPYC 7H12 100817
Apple M1 8207

EPYC 7H12 outperforms Apple M1 by 1128% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 79.98 6.51
Recency 18 September 2019 10 November 2020
Boost clock speed 3300 3200
Base clock speed 2600 2064
Chip lithography 7 nm 5 nm

Based on the results of synthetic tests, our recommendation leans towards the EPYC 7H12 due to its superior performance when compared to the Apple M1 processor.

Be aware that EPYC 7H12 is a server/workstation processor while Apple M1 is a notebook one.

Should you still have questions on choice between EPYC 7H12 and Apple M1, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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