While Macs running on ARM-designed ARM chips haven’t been officially launched, benchmarks leaked from developer Mac Mini have shown its power can be huge. at any rate.
According to a report from 9to5Mac, Geekbench 5 benchmark scores show that the A12Z Bionic chip on the Mac Mini for developers brings a multi-core score of 4,555 points and a single-core score of 1,098 points. Not surprisingly, this score is similar to the 2020 iPad Pro, which uses the same processor (iPad Pro 2020 reaches 4,720 multi-core scores and 1,126 single-core scores).
Previously, the leaked benchmarks were measured on a virtualization platform when run through Apple’s Rosetta 2 emulator. This has significantly reduced the performance of this processor (previously the virtualized benchmark benchmark of this device is 2,582 multi-core and 833 single-core score). This time, the benchmark scores were measured in a native way on Apple ARM-based devices and thus, it showed how powerful this processor was.
Compared to a 13-inch MacBook Pro running an Intel Core i5 chip, which has a Geekbench 5 score of 4,296 multi-core scores and 1,107 single-core scores, the Mac Mini with an Apple Silicon processor has the same power.
However, it’s worth noting that the Mac Mini Developer Transition Kit is just a tool to help developers develop their x86-based application port to the RISC architecture on Apple’s new processor. Therefore, it only uses the standard A12Z Bionic processor. When Apple officially launches Mac computers that use authentic Apple Silicon chips, it is certain that more powerful processors will be present on those machines.
The Mac Mini Developer Transition Kit, a tool for developers to convert their x86-based applications to ARM architecture.
Apple Silicon processors first appearing on commercial Macs are expected to have 12 cores and 8 cores for high-performance applications while the remaining 4 cores are for energy-efficient applications. .
If developers can ensure their applications work effectively on the new processor architecture, we will see powerful MacBooks and iMacs appear in the future without the need for Intel chips. again.
The first Macs with Apple Silicon chips are expected to arrive later this year, in the form of new MacBook Pros. And many more devices will be coming out in 2021. Although the iPhone 12 may be the most popular device, Apple Silicon Macs are the most interesting devices of Apple in. this year.
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