Apple has just unveiled the M1 processor with 16 billion transistors and 8 processing cores. Published results of the M1 processor now show its extraordinary power.
Apple unveiled its own processor-based Mac computers at the One More Thing event. The Cupertinos had previously announced their migration from Intel x86 processors to Apple Silicon processors at a developer event, and finally unveiled the M1 proprietary processor during their latest event and made big claims about it. Now, according to new benchmarks, many of Apple’s claims may be true. The Cupertinos have introduced the first Mac computers based on the M1 chip, which they claim will lead to better performance and greater energy efficiency.
According to Apple, the M1 processor is the fastest and most powerful processor used in a laptop in terms of power consumption, and the results of the benchmarks seem to prove this. The new MacBook Air with the M1 chip was able to record 1687 points in single-core tests and 7433 points in multi-core tests; For comparison, the 2019 16-inch MacBook with Intel Core-i9 processor scored 1096 single-core points and 6869 multi-core points in the Geekbench cross-platform benchmark; Apple’s new processor has outperformed the Intel Core i9 processor in both single-core and multi-core tests, which seems very promising. The results of this benchmark also show that Apple’s new chip has 8 processing cores with a base frequency of 3.2 GHz; The 8-core Intel Core i9 processor used in the 16-inch MacBook offers a base frequency of 2.3 GHz and a maximum frequency of 4.8 GHz.
There are other interesting comparisons; For example, the M1 chip offers the same performance as the original Mac Pro 2019 model. According to Geekbench, the Mac Pro scored 1024 points in the single-core and 7989 points in the multi-core test. These numbers also confirm that the M1 chip is faster than the chips made for the iPhone or iPad.
According to Apple, the M1 chip is the same for all Mac models. However, the MacBook Pro and Mac mini both have an internal fan that helps them perform more consistently.