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RE: Understanding the performance and positioning of the new Apple M1 chip

in Project HOPE4 months ago

Yeah I am a bit skeptical about this whole thing as well, but I'm waiting some real life tests to see what the M1 is really about. I'm not sure if a CPU is reason enough to change from one laptop to another especially now that I've upgraded myself to a Ryzen7 on 7nm.

I think I'll wait for ARM to get more mainstream before jumping to a whole new computing platform

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There are use cases where I expect M1 machines to do well, and bring actual improvements to end users: for instance, I have no problem believin their power consumption figures are excellent and that translates to 20 real hours of usage. And even midrange performance can be enough when the scenario involves browsing, email and personal productivity (e.g. Office / Google Docs).

Gaming on the other hand will likely be another blood bath, as Intel has just cracked it with their new Iris Xe integrated graphics. I'm ready to bet all M1 GPU comparisons were made against some 8th-gen Intel CPU with HD 600 graphics. Obviously that will be no challenge for a real graphics card.

Sure, I mean ARM machines are already known for their power efficiency so M1 not consuming as much power as a normal x86 CPU will come as no surprise, plus their 5nm technology should also help with that

There are use cases where I expect M1 machines to do well, and bring actual improvements to end users: for instance, I have no problem believin their power consumption figures are excellent and that translates to 20 real hours of usage. And even midrange performance can be enough when the scenario involves browsing, email and personal productivity (e.g. Office / Google Docs).

Gaming on the other hand will likely be another blood bath, as Intel has just cracked it with their new Iris Xe integrated graphics. I'm ready to bet all M1 GPU comparisons were made against some 8th-gen Intel CPU with HD 600 graphics. Obviously that will be no challenge for a real graphics card.