The Apple M1 chip on the $ 999 MacBook Air beats the Core i9 chip on the $ 2799 MacBook Pro

Tram Ho

Apple recently launched the first three Macs using its own-developed chips, the MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the Mac mini. The chip Apple brings to these three machines is the M1, built on a 5nm process with 8 cores (including 4 high-performance cores and 4 energy-saving cores).

With the switch to a separate chip, the new Mac models Apple promises to deliver significantly higher performance than previous Mac models with Intel chips. At the event, Apple made many “startling” statements such as “The world’s fastest CPU core” , “MacBook Air 98% faster than PC laptops” or “MacBook Pro 3 times faster than best-selling Windows laptops. most in the same segment. “

Chip Apple M1 trên MacBook Air giá 999 USD đánh bại chip Core i9 trên MacBook Pro giá 2799 USD - Ảnh 1.

So, but Apple’s statement above is correct or not? While waiting for the first Mac models with M1 chip to reach the hands of technology reviewers and users to verify, the initial results from Geekbench are showing a very positive signal.

Specifically, the supposed benchmark score of the new MacBook Air with the Apple M1 chip has appeared on Geekbench. Machine reached 1687 points single-core and 7433 points multi-core.

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When compared to previous Macs, the single-core score of the M1 chip inside the new MacBook Air beats all previous models. Even higher, it was even higher than the score of the Intel Core i9-10910 chip inside the 27-inch iMac desktop. So the fact that Apple says that M1 owns “the fastest CPU core in the world” is completely grounded.

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On the multi-core score, the M1 proved equally formidable when it beat the expensive version of the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the Core i9-9980HK chip (reaching 6870 multi-core).

Chip Apple M1 trên MacBook Air giá 999 USD đánh bại chip Core i9 trên MacBook Pro giá 2799 USD - Ảnh 4.

It’s worth noting that both the 27-inch iMac and the 16-inch MacBook Pro models above cost several times more than the new MacBook Air. If the MacBook Air starts at just $ 999, the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the Core i9 chip goes up to $ 2799, and the 27-inch iMac is $ 2499.

Of course, benchmarks aren’t everything, and users still need to wait for detailed reviews before deciding to buy these new Mac models. In fact, in the early transition period, users will inevitably have software compatibility problems, since the M1 chip is built on ARM platforms (similar to iPhone, iPad) instead of x86 like Intel chip and AMD today.

However, as mentioned above, this result is a very good beacon for Mac users. If the Apple M1 chip on the cheapest MacBook could beat Intel chips on high-end models at double or even triple the price; Then users can fully expect a chip with much more terrible performance on the line of machines like the 16-inch MacBook Pro, iMac or Mac Pro in the near future.

 

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Source : Genk