Apple’s M1 Max trounced by Intel’s new laptop chip — but is it a fair fight?

Intel has a hot (probably very hot) new mobile chip out and we’re very happy with it. The casually named Core i9-13980HX promises a lot, and early benchmarks show it’s a bit of a computing beast, especially compared to Apple’s own M1 Max.

Of course, the M1 Max is the obvious comparison for the new chips. It’s Intel’s top-of-the-line mobile silicon, as opposed to the best Apple portables can have. But is that comparison really fair?

So many cores, so little time

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