Apple M1
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
Select video card 1
Select video card 2

Apple M1 vs Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711). Specifications, performance, tests

Overall score
star star star star star
Released
Q4/2020
Apple M1
Apple M1
Released
06/2019
Overall score
star star star star star
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)

What's the best choice Apple M1 or Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)?

We have prepared a comparison to help you choose the best processor. Compare their specifications and benchmarks.

Apple M1 has a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz. 8 Cores. Power consumption of 15 W. Released in Q4/2020.

Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) has a maximum frequency of 1.50 GHz. 4 Cores. Power consumption of 7.5 W. Released in 06/2019.

Differences

Reasons to consider
Apple M1
Report a bug
  • Place in the overall ranking

    (based on several benchmarks)

    97 left arrow score
  • Higher clock speed

    Around 53% better clock speed

    3.20 GHz left arrow 1.50 GHz
  • More number of cores

    2 times more threads

    8 left arrow 4

Positions in all rankings

Common positions Apple M1 CPU in popular benchmarks, for comparison with other models.

  • Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
    82 place
  • Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
    178 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)
    31 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
    182 place
  • iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
    38 place
  • Place in the overall ranking

    (based on several benchmarks)

    1613 left arrow score
  • Performance per watt

    About 0.5 times less performance per watt

    7.5 W left arrow 15 W

Positions in all rankings

Common positions Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) CPU in popular benchmarks, for comparison with other models.

  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)
    1212 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
    1198 place
  • iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
    1573 place

Specifications

Technical data
Apple M1 Apple M1
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
CPU family and group

Background information about the processors being compared, series, generation and market segment.

  • Segment
    Mobile left arrow Desktop / Server
  • Family
    Apple M series left arrow Broadcom BCM
  • Generation
    1 left arrow 4
  • CPU group
    Apple M1 left arrow Broadcom BCM2711
CPU Technical specs

Basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base and turbo frequency, and cache size. These parameters indirectly tell about the speed of the processor, the higher they are the better.

  • Frequency
    3.20 GHz left arrow 1.50 GHz
  • CPU Cores
    8 left arrow 4
  • Turbo (1 Core)
    No turbo left arrow No turbo
  • CPU Threads
    8 left arrow 4
  • Hyperthreading
    No left arrow No
  • Overclocking
    No left arrow Yes
  • Core architecture
    hybrid (big.LITTLE) left arrow normal
  • A core
    4x Firestorm left arrow 4x Cortex-A72
  • B core
    4x Icestorm left arrow --
IGPU

Internal Graphics does not affect the performance of the CPU, performs the work of the graphics card in its absence or on mobile devices.

  • GPU name
    Apple M1 (8 Core) left arrow Broadcom VideoCore VI
  • GPU frequency
    3.20 GHz left arrow 0.50 GHz
  • GPU (Turbo)
    No turbo left arrow No turbo
  • Execution units
    128 left arrow 4
  • Shader
    0 left arrow 64
  • Max. GPU Memory
    8 GB left arrow 2 GB
  • Max. displays
    2 left arrow 2
  • Generation
    1 left arrow 6
  • Technology
    5 nm left arrow 28 nm
  • Release date
    Q4/2020 left arrow 06/2019
Hardware codec support

Built-in codecs used to encode and decode content. Significantly speeds up the required operations.

  • h265 / HEVC (8 bit)
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode
  • h265 / HEVC (10 bit)
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode
  • h264
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
  • VP9
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode
  • VP8
    Decode left arrow Decode
  • AV1
    Decode left arrow No
  • AVC
    Decode left arrow Decode
  • VC-1
    Decode left arrow Decode
  • JPEG
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
Memory specs & PCI

Types, channel quantity of RAM supported by Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) and Apple M1. Depending on the motherboards, higher or lower memory frequencies may be supported.

  • Memory type
    LPDDR4X-4266 left arrow
  • Max. Memory
    16 GB left arrow 8192 GB
  • ECC
    No left arrow No
  • Memory channels
    2 left arrow 1
  • PCIe version
    4.0 left arrow
Encryption
  • AES-NI
    Yes left arrow No
Thermal Management

Compare the TDP requirements of TDP Apple M1 and Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) to select a cooling system. Note, the TDP value refers to thermal watts, not electrical watts.

  • TDP (PL1)
    15 W left arrow 7.5 W
  • TDP up
    20 W left arrow --
  • TDP down
    10 W left arrow 3 W
Technologies and extensions

Architecture, interfaces, additional instructions supported by Apple M1 and Apple M1, virtual machine technologies and process technology.

  • Instruction set (ISA)
    ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) left arrow x86-64 (64 bit)
  • Virtualization
    None left arrow None
  • ISA extensions
    Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation left arrow
  • L2-Cache
    16.00 MB left arrow 1.00 MB
  • Architecture
    M1 left arrow Cortex-A72
  • Technology
    5 nm left arrow 28 nm
  • Socket
    N/A left arrow N/A
  • Release date
    Q4/2020 left arrow 06/2019

Benchmarks

Performance tests CPUs

Based on the results of several benchmarks, you can more accurately estimate the difference in performance between Apple M1 and Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711).

Compare the synthetic test values and choose the best processor!

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 SC is a popular cross-platform performance test for desktop or mobile processors that uses system memory intensively
Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 MC is a popular cross-platform performance test for desktop or mobile processors that uses system memory intensively
iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
The performance of the iGPU - the internal GPU in games

Latest comparisons