December 5, 2020

Performance test of MacBook Air with Apple M1 processor

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On November 10th, Apple launched the new MacBook and Mac series products. Some of the products have been equipped with Apple’s self-developed M1 processor. This processor is based on ARM architecture.

This self-developed processor achieves higher power efficiency while also bringing better performance. Apple even stated that the processor is better than the current industry’s best computer processors. According to Apple’s statement, the device also has the world’s fastest integrated graphics card, and the 8-core GPU is twice as fast as competitors when competing with competitors and consumes less power.

In the Geekbench 5 benchmark test, the newly released MacBook Air scored 7433 in the multi-core test and 1687 in the single-core test. This performance is better than the high-end 16-inch MacBook Pro equipped with the Intel Core i9 processor. The multi-core score of MacBook Pro is 6870 and the single-core score is 1096. In a greater context, the performance of the M1 processor is closer to the entry-level Mac Pro launched by Apple last year. This device scores 7989 in multi-core and 1024 in single-core.

The benchmark test also shows that the M1 processor is clocked at 3.2GHz and has 8GB RAM. In contrast, the octa-core Intel i9 processor used by the 16-inch MacBook Pro is at 2.3GHz and the turbo frequency is 4.8GHz.

Via: Neowin