Benchmark tests released on Tuesday show a large performance gap between Apple-powered Mac computers M1 chip Windows on an ARM machine running the latest 64-bit x86 app via an official emulator.
As stated in the publication, few ARM-based Windows boxes can be selected as the two chips that power the platform (Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx and Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2). Microsoft’s derivative SQ1 and SQ2 processors, designed in partnership with Qualcomm, are included in Surface Pro X.
PC World The Windows testbed relied on the first generation SQ1, but the benefits gained from the recent SQ2 are not considered significant.
The MacBook Air shattered the Surface Pro X in both single-score and multi-score Geekbench 5 tests. Apple’s new laptop scored 1730 points in a single-core process, surpassing Surface’s score by just over 1000 points. Multi-core testing revealed even greater differences, with the MacBook Air recording 7454 points on the Surface’s 2734 points.
Maxon’s Cinema bench results also gave the M1 an overwhelming lead, with single-core and multi-core scores reaching 1496 and 6838, respectively, easily surpassing Surface Pro X’s 371 and 1604.
Moving to the open source video transcoding tool Handbrake, the MacBook Air finished transcoding 4/12K video into 1080pH.265 files six times faster than the Surface.
Please note that Microsoft’s 64-bit x86 emulator is still in beta. Still, despite collaborative software development efforts, Windows on ARM lacks the hardware chops to keep up with Apple’s macOS and M1 integration.
The first of the expected line of in-house designed Mac chips, the M1 debuted in November and is now powering the new MacBook Air. 13 inch MacBook Pro And Mac mini..Early benchmarks, and Apple Insider Independent reviews reveal incredible computational speed and a very high level of power efficiency compared to traditional Intel models.
High-performance chip design is imminent. Apple silicone It could quickly represent a paradigm shift in personal computing.