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Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz vs Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz vs Intel Core i9-12900 vs Intel Core i3-12300

The values for the CPUs below are determined from thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and are updated daily.

  • The first section will show basic information for each CPU selected.
  • The additional graphs shows the CPU Mark and Single Thread values of each CPU selected.
  • An accompany graph, if price data is available, will shows the value for money, in terms of the CPU Mark/Thread Rating per dollar.
  • The last section will show approximate yearly running costs for the CPUs.
×Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz×Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz×Intel Core i9-12900×Intel Core i3-12300+ ADD
Price Search Online Search Online $449.99 - BUY Search Online
Socket TypeNA2NA2FCLGA1700LGA 1700
CPU ClassDesktop, LaptopDesktop, Laptop, Mobile/EmbeddedDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed3.5 GHz3.2 GHz2.4 GHz3.5 GHz
Turbo SpeedNA2NA2Up to 5.1 GHzUp to 4.4 GHz
# of Physical Cores8 (Threads: 8)8 (Threads: 8)16 (Threads: 24)4 (Threads: 8)
CacheNA2NA2L1: 768KB, L2: 4.0MB, L3: 30MBL1: 320KB, L2: 5.0MB, L3: 12MB
Yearly Running CostNA$2.74$11.86$10.95
OtherIntel UHD Graphics 770Intel UHD Graphics 730
First Seen on ChartQ3 2022Q1 2021Q1 2022Q1 2022
# of Samples1976718144315
CPU Value0.00.076.3103.1
Single Thread Rating(% diff. to max in group)3942(-2.8%)3708(-8.6%)4056(0.0%)3641(-10.2%)
CPU Mark(% diff. to max in group)15404(-55.1%)14198(-58.6%)34312(0.0%)14745(-57.0%)
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CPU Mark Rating
As of 7th of December 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
Intel Core i9-12900
Intel Core i3-12300
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 7th of December 2023 - Higher results represent better value
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
Intel Core i9-12900
Intel Core i3-12300
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 7th of December 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
Intel Core i9-12900
Intel Core i3-12300

Estimated Energy Usage Cost
Estimated Energy Adjustable Values
Average hours of use per dayAverage CPU Utilization (0-100%)1Power cost, $ per kWh2
1Average user usage is typically low and can vary from task to task. An estimate load 25% is nominal.
2Typical power costs vary around the world. Check your last power bill for details. Values of $0.15 to $0.45 per kWh are typical.
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHzApple M1 8 Core 3200 MHzIntel Core i9-12900Intel Core i3-12300
Max TDPNA15.1W65W60W
Power consumption per day (kWh)NANANANA
Running cost per dayNANANANA
Power consumption per year (kWh)NANANANA
Running cost per yearNANANANA
Shown CPU power usage is based on linear interpolation of Max TDP (i.e. max load). Actual CPU power profile may vary.