Recently Apple officially unveiled its own M1 chip, which includes a CPU and GPU. This is the first step in the company’s program of ditching Intel processors in favor of its own hardware. In the near future, the M1 chip will be equipped with the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini, while at the presentation the company announced that the M1 has a significant advantage over its counterparts. Including when compared with Intel solutions.
Now the first test results of the MacBook Air with M1 have appeared on the Geekbench website , and judging by them, Apple really uses black magic, owns a time machine or stole development from aliens.
In the single-core test, the MacBook Air with M1 (3.2 GHz) and 8 GB of RAM scored 1687 points and 7433 in the multi-core test. This system not only bypasses all devices on iOS, but also beats the Mac and MacBook Pro. In comparison, the top-end MacBook Pro only scored 1096 points in the single core test and 6870 in the multi-core test.
However, this situation only concerns the pure performance of the CPU; in the case of the GPU, the situation should be much more modest.
There is also a benchmark for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 and 16GB of RAM – interestingly, in this case, the multi-core performance is lower than that of the MacBook Air.