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AMD’s Ryzen 7 6800U is 35% More Efficient than Intel’s Core i5-1260P, On Par with the Apple M1 Pro in Overall Efficiency

AMD’s Ryzen 6000 “Rembrant” processors leverage the two-year-old Zen 3 and an RDNA 2 graphics processor, yet manage to one-up rival Intel’s recently launched Alder Lake-P parts in terms of efficiency. A review of the ASUS Zenbook S 13 from NBC highlights the extent of Team Red’s advantage in this department. The Ryzen 7 6800U powering the notebook was compared to Intel’s Core i7-1260P and Apple’s M1 Pro (8-core).

Testing by NBC reveals that the Ryzen 7 6800U is an impressive 35% more power-efficient than the Intel Core i7-1260P. The former recorded a rating of 374 points per watt in Cinebench R23 (multi-threaded) while the latter was limited to just 244 points in the same. Even Apple’s M1 Pro (8-core) managed 383 points, making it just 2% more efficient than the Ryzen 7 6800U. This is rather remarkable as the M1 leverages TSMC’s more advanced 5nm node while Rembrandt is based on the 6nm process, a refinement of the 7nm node.

In single-threaded workloads, the M1 Pro reigns supreme. It’s over 100% more efficient than the latest Intel and AMD offerings. In CB23 single-threaded, it scores a whopping 219 points per watt. In comparison, the Ryzen 7 6800U and the Core i7-1260P record just 78 and 62 points per watt, respectively.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have been writing about computer hardware for over seven years with more than 5000 published articles. Started off during engineering college and haven't stopped since. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Divinity, Torment, Baldur's Gate and so much more... Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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