Last week, Apple launched its M1 SoC. Built around the same A14 CPU as the latest iPhone, the M1 is the first non-x86 CPU architecture to challenge companies like AMD and Intel in well over a decade. Since then, there’s been a lot of back and forth about the Apple M1 chip, its relative comparison against AMD
Last week, Apple’s M1 SoC announcement and some initial benchmark data painted a picture of a formidable ARM-based laptop core that could challenge the best AMD and Intel have to offer. Now, new data from two additional benchmarks suggests a more nuanced picture — though not necessarily a very friendly one for AMD or Intel.
Yesterday, Apple introduced its new M1 SoC. It’s an amazing piece of perform — I’ll share some feelings on it here — but I want to get 1 issue out of the way upfront. Apple created a good deal of claims about the M1’s functionality relative to x86 that I want to examine, but the