Updated last weekMacBook Air model, positioned by Apple as the most popular laptop in the world and received the Magic Keyboard, has already been tested on Geekbench 5. The results were not so comforting for Apple, who curled at the presentation about the increased performance of new ultrabooks. When comparing the technical parameters of a laptop equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor, it turned out that its performance is less than the performance of the 2018 iPad Pro.
Testing data was posted on the network.blogger Jason Snell, show that the MacBook Air (2020) scored 1047 points for single-core testing and 2658 for multi-core. Testing was conducted at a processor frequency of up to 3.5 GHz in TurboBoost mode.
Test Results for iPad Pro (2018)showed that with a single-core test, the tablet receives 1108 points, and with a multi-core test - 4595 points. As a result, with multi-core testing, the tablet two years ago is significantly ahead of updated laptops.
Insiders say new generationsApple laptops will be based on ARM processors, which is also supported by benchmarking data posted by Jason Snell. It should not be forgotten that testing was performed when the devices were running on different operating systems. However, we can assume that the difference in performance, in addition to software, has hardware reasons.