It used to be possible to put the two together because they used Intel Core processors, but since Apple developed the M Series chips, their performance has been difficult to compare directly with Intel's.
Thanks to Geekbench, a software program that compares processors across platforms, let's take a look at the latest 13th-generation Core standard pressure processor versus Apple's M2 chip. Because of the slim platform and the limited number of models on hand, we chose only the i7 and i9 H-series processors over the more powerful HX series.
Let's start with multi-core performance,Apple M2 has only eight cores, so it has a significant disadvantage compared to the 14-core 13700H and 13900H. Its score of 9,759 is about 7% behind that of i7-13700H and 30% behind that of i9-13900H.
Looking at the single-core score, the i9-13900H score of 2717 points is about 5% higher than the M2 score of 2576 points, and the M2 score is also about 5% higher than the i7-13700H score, which is not a big gap. After all, the M2 uses a more advanced 4nm process, which is more integrated.
All in all, although the M2 is a little bit lower than Apple, we also have to consider the power issue,Apple M2's TDP should be only 30W, while i7-13700H and i9-13900H start with 45W by default, and the peak power consumption can run to more than 60W, plus the gap in the number of cores, stronger performance is also natural.
If Geekbench 6 is anything to go by, Apple's M2 chip is comparable on a single-core level to the mid - to high-end cpus currently mainstream in the Windows camp,Multi-core is limited by the number of cores, behind the moreIs estimated to be the level of i5-13500H.
However, the M2's advantage is clearly not in terms of performance. Thanks to the excellent optimization and scheduling of Apple's Mac OS, the MacBook Air can easily achieve far more battery life than a Windows laptop, which is clearly a big reason why many users choose it.