Intel Core i7-8565U vs Apple A13 Bionic

Intel Core i7-8565U on Amazon USA
Apple A13 Bionic on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical characteristics between the processors, with the Intel Core i7-8565U on one side and the Apple A13 Bionic on the other side, also their respective performances with the benchmarks. The first is dedicated to the ultrabook sector, It has 4 cores, 8 threads, a maximum frequency of 4.6GHz. 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 and Cinebench.

Specification comparison:

Processor Intel Core i7-8565U Apple A13 Bionic
Market (main)Ultrabook Smartphone
ISAx86-64 (64 bit) ARMv8.4-A (64-bit)
MicroarchitectureWhiskey Lake Lightning, Thunder
Core nameWhiskey Lake-U Lightning, Thunder
FamilyCore i7-8000 A series
Part number(s), S-Spec


Release dateQ3 2018 Q3 2018
Lithography14 nm++ 7 nm (N7 Pro)
Transistors- 8,500,000,000
Cores4 6
Threads8 6
Base frequency1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo frequency4.6 GHz 2.65 GHz
Energy cores


4x Apple Thunder @ 1.8 GHz
High performance cores

4 Cores 8 Threads @ 1.8 / 4.6 GHz

2x Apple Lightning @ 2.65 GHz
Cache memory8 MB 8 MB
Max memory capacity64 GB 4 GB
Memory types


Max # of memory channels2 1
Max memory bandwidth37.5 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
TDP15 W 6 W
GPU integrated graphicsIntel UHD Graphics 620 (Whiskey Lake) Apple A13 Bionic GPU
GPU cores- 4
GPU execution units24 32
GPU shading units192 256
GPU base clock300 MHz 1,350 MHz
GPU boost clock1150 MHz 1,350 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point384 GFLOPS 691.2 GFLOPS
SocketBGA1528 SoC
AI accelerator


Neural Engine 8-core
AI computing operations per seconds- 5.5 TOPS
Crypto engine

AES New Instructions,
Secure Key


Software Guard Extensions,
OS Guard,
Execute Disable Bit,
Boot Guard

Max display resolution

4096 x 2304@24Hz (HDMI),
4096 x 2304@60Hz (DP),
4096 x 2304@60Hz (eDP)

(Mac OS X | iOS)
Geekbench 4 single core
4,615 5,432
(Mac OS X | iOS)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
12,001 13,554
(macOS | iOS)
Geekbench 5 single core
944 1,331
(macOS | iOS)
Geekbench 5 multi-core
2,943 3,029
(macOS | iOS)
Geekbench 6 single core
1,384 1,729
(macOS | iOS)
Geekbench 6 multi-core
3,630 3,881
GFLOPS Performance
231.9 GFLOPS 154.9 GFLOPS
(Multi-core / watt performance)
Performance / watt ratio
800 pts / W 2,259 pts / W

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

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The processor Apple A13 Bionic has a larger number of cores, the maximum frequency of Intel Core i7-8565U is greater, that the thermal dissipation power of Apple A13 Bionic is less. Both were produced in the same year.

Performance comparison with the benchmarks:

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

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & Single Core Score - iOS & Mac OS X
Apple A13 Bionic 5,432
Intel Core i7-8565U 4,615

In single core, the difference is 18%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 13%.

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.

Geekbench 5 - Multi-core & Single Core Score - iOS & Mac OS X
Apple A13 Bionic 1,331
Intel Core i7-8565U 944

In single core, the difference is 41%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 3%.

Geekbench 5 is a software for measuring the performance of a computer system, for fixed devices, mobile devices, servers. This platform makes it possible to better compare the power of the CPU, the computing power and to compare it with similar or totally different systems. Geekbench 5 includes new workloads that represent work tasks and applications that we can find in reality.

Geekbench 6 - Multi-core & Single Core Score - iOS & Mac OS X
Apple A13 Bionic 1,729
Intel Core i7-8565U 1,384

In single core, the difference is 25%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 7%.

Geekbench 6 is a benchmarking platform that is capable of evaluating the performance of a device across multiple operating systems. The software evaluates processor power, with its ability to support different tasks, such as file compression, browsing; GPU computing capabilities, with image editing, video editing, gaming skills, machine learning workloads.


Intel Core i7-8565U AMD EquivalentApple A13 Bionic Intel EquivalentApple A13 Bionic AMD Equivalent

Smartphones with the processor Apple A13 Bionic:

Apple iPhone 11Apple iPhone 11 ProApple iPhone 11 Pro MaxApple iPhone SE (2020) © 2024 - About us - XML sitemap - Privacy policy - Advertising policy - Contact


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