A benchmark test published on Tuesday showed a massive performance gap between Apple’s Mac computers M1 chip And Windows on ARM devices running the latest 64-bit x86 applications via an official emulator.
As mentioned in the post, there are a few ARM-based Windows boxes that can be chosen as only two chips – Snapdragon 8cx and Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 – to run the platform. Microsoft’s SQ1 and SQ2 processors, designed in partnership with Qualcomm, are in the Surface Pro X.
PCWorld’s Windows testing was based on the first generation of SQ1, although any gains derived from the newer SQ2 are believed to be insignificant.
MacBook Air smashed the Surface Pro X in Geekbench 5 single and multi-score testing. The new Apple laptop scored 1,730 in a single-core process, beating the Surface by more than 1,000. The multi-core test revealed even more variance, with the MacBook Air scoring 7454 points versus the Surface 2734 points.
Results from Maxon Cinebench also gave the M1 a leading edge with single- and multi-core scores falling at 1496 and 6838, respectively, easily outperforming the Surface Pro X’s 371 and 1604.
Moving to Handbrake’s open source video encoder, MacBook Air has finished converting a 12-minute 4K video encoder to 1080p H.265 file six times faster than Surface.
It’s worth noting that Microsoft’s 64-bit x86 emulator is still in beta. However, even with coordinated software development efforts, Windows lacks ARM hardware parts to keep pace with Apple’s macOS and M1 integrations.
The M1 is the first in an expected series of internally designed Mac chips that debuted in November and is currently working on the new MacBook Air. MacBook Pro 13-inch And the Mac mini. Early standards, and AppleInsider’s Special reviews reveal impressive computing speeds and extremely high levels of energy efficiency compared to older Intel models.
With high performance chip designs looming, Apple silicone It could soon represent a paradigm shift in personal computing.