Apple introduced its first ARM-based M1 chipset designed for the latest MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini. The main reason Apple chose to build its own chipsets based on the ARM architecture was to improve performance and energy efficiency while keeping costs under control. He even went so far as to say that the new M1 chip is more powerful than most PC processors (read Intel processors). But while we still don’t know if this is true, the M1 chip on the MacBook Air has outperformed the Intel chipset that runs the MacBook Pro.
The Apple MacBook Air’s M1 chipset visited Geekbench’s benchmark website where it flexed its muscles, only to emerge as a winner before Intel’s MacBook Pro processors. The benchmark result of the Apple M1 chipset shows a score of 1687 in the single-core test and 7433 in the multi-core test, which is considerably higher than that obtained by the Intel Core i9 on the high-end MacBook Pro. The Core i9 scored 1096 points in the single-core test while its multi-core scores were 6870. While these are still summary test results, the Apple M1 chip is expected to be among the most powerful chipsets of recent times.
Furthermore, the Geekbench scores revealed that the 8-core M1 chip has a base frequency of 3.2 GHz, which is still much higher than that of the Intel Core i9 with MacBook Pro. The Intel Core i9 comes with a base frequency of 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz. These scores also show that the M1 chip on the new MacBooks is capable of providing performance on a par with the Mac Pro. The Mac Pro processor achieved a Score of 1024 in the single-core test and 7989 in the multi-core test. Furthermore, the MacBook Air’s M1 chip is also faster than any other chip made by Apple for iPhone or iPad.
The Apple MacBook line-up was updated earlier this week to include the latest M1 chipset based on the ARM architecture. Furthermore, Apple has also updated the Mac mini with the ARM-based chipset. But the biggest difference between the three is that the MacBook Pro and Mac mini come with an internal fan, but the MacBook Air doesn’t, which will affect the sustained performance on the latter. The fan on the MacBook Pro and Mac mini will ensure that the processor can deliver maximum performance for extended hours while the MacBook Air will have limited performance in case it is used for long hours.
Apple’s new M1 chipset, based on the ARM architecture, on the MacBook Air has emerged more powerful than the Intel chipsets on the high-end MacBook Pro.
- Apple has launched its first computer chipset based on the ARM architecture.
- The Apple M1 chipset now powers MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini.
- The M1 chipset emerged more powerful than the Intel Core i9 in synthetic tests.