At the third fall presentation of Applelast week, the updated MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13 and Mac mini were unveiled, powered by Apple's new proprietary Silicon M1 processor, based on ARM architecture. According to Tim Cook, who presented the new products, the use of ARM M1 chips, which replaced Intel processors, will be able to raise the technical parameters of computers to a qualitatively new level. After just a couple of days, the first tests appeared proving the statement of the head of Apple about the revolutionary changes with the introduction of the M1 processors.
The Geekbench5 benchmark database has appearedTest data for the refreshed MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM and the new M1 processor running at a maximum frequency of 3.2GHz. The processor gets 1687 points for the single-core test, and 7433 points for the multi-core test.
In competition with Apple processors onARM architecture, the new M1 chip becomes the undisputed leader. Thus, testing the Apple A14 chip installed in the iPhone 12 Pro showed the results for a single-core test - 1584 points, and for a multi-core test only 3898 points. The updated iPad Air scored 1585 points for a single-core test and 4647 points for a multi-core test.
When compared to Mac computers, alsothe undeniable advantage of Apple Silicon M1 processors is manifested. In favor of the new chips is evidenced by a comparison of the performance obtained for the 16-inch MacBook Pro on the Core i9 processor, which is gaining 1096 and 6870 points, respectively. This is a very significant advantage since the MacBook Air only has 8GB of RAM. In addition, the M1 processor only consumes 10W, while the 10th Gen Intel Core i9 consumes over 45W.