Intel Core i5-9500 vs Apple A13 Bionic

Intel Core i5-9500 on Amazon USA
Apple A13 Bionic on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical characteristics between the processors, with the Intel Core i5-9500 on one side and the Apple A13 Bionic on the other side. The first is dedicated to the desktop sector, It has 6 cores, 6 threads, a maximum frequency of 4.4GHz. The second is used on the smartphone segment, it has a total of 6 cores, 6 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 2.7 GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the release date, the maximum number of PCIe lanes, the values ​​obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15.


Processor Intel Core i5-9500 Apple A13 Bionic
Market (main) Desktop Smartphone
ISA x86-64 (64 bit) ARMv8.4-A (64-bit)
Microarchitecture Coffee Lake Lightning, Thunder
Core name Coffee Lake-S Lightning, Thunder
Family Core i5-9000 A series
Part number(s), S-Spec CM8068403362610,
Release date Q2 2019 Q3 2018
Lithography 14 nm++ 7 nm (N7 Pro)
Transistors - 8,500,000,000
Cores 6 6
Threads 6 6
Base frequency 3.0 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.4 GHz 2.7 GHz
Energy cores - 4x Apple Thunder @ 1.8 GHz
High performance cores - 2x Apple Lightning @ 2.65 GHz
Cache memory 9 MB 8 MB
Max memory capacity 128 GB 4 GB
Memory types DDR4-2666 LPDDR4X
Max # of memory channels 2 4
Max memory bandwidth 41.6 GB/s 42.7 GB/s
TDP 65 W 6 W
Suggested PSU 600W ATX Power Supply -
GPU integrated graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 (Coffee Lake) Apple A13 Bionic GPU
GPU execution units 23 32
GPU shading units 184 256
GPU base clock 350 MHz 1,350 MHz
GPU boost clock 1100 MHz 1,350 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point 423.2 GFLOPS 691.2 GFLOPS
Socket LGA1151 SoC
Compatible motherboard Socket LGA 1151 Motherboard  -
(Mac OS X 64-bit | iOS 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
5,587 5,432
(Mac OS X 64-bit | iOS 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
21,980 13,554
GFLOPS performance
302.1 GFLOPS 154.9 GFLOPS
(Multi-core / watt performance)
Performance / watt ratio
338 pts / W 2,259 pts / W

We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors.

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We see that the two processors have an equivalent number of cores, the maximum frequency of Intel Core i5-9500 is greater, that the thermal dissipation power of Apple A13 Bionic is less. The Intel Core i5-9500 was designed earlier.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two processors, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark software such as Geekbench 4.

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - Mac OS X & iOS 64-bit
Intel Core i5-9500 5,587
Apple A13 Bionic 5,432

In single core, the difference is 3%. In multi-core, the differential gap is 62%.

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.


Intel Core i5-9500 AMD equivalentApple A13 Bionic Intel equivalentApple A13 Bionic AMD equivalent

See also:

Intel Core i5-9500FIntel Core i5-9500T

Smartphones with the processor Apple A13 Bionic:

Apple iPhone 11Apple iPhone 11 ProApple iPhone 11 Pro MaxApple iPhone SE (2020) © 2021 - Information - XML sitemap - Privacy policy - Advertising policy - Contact


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