Anonymous, 12 Nov 2020At the time these decisions would have been made AMD was abysmal. Apple's dependence on ... morestill, they have been using AMD gpu in intel laptops.
Using Arm isn't a bad option, but it won't be a decent performance.
i guess all macbooks won't be pro grade performance. and the Mac desktop will sell more if it had intel or AMD cpu.
Ali Othman, 12 Nov 2020why not switch to AMD which is better than intel? At the time these decisions would have been made AMD was abysmal. Apple's dependence on outside vendors for core components has bitten them repeatedly - IBM's Power supply issues, Intel's laggardly approach to Core in absence of competition and their difficulties transitioning beyond 14nm, NVidia's GPU fiasco, AMD's inability to effectively compete on the GPU front (until now..?). With this change they have only themselves or their fab to worry about.
Z, 11 Nov 2020Those performance numbers are hella vague.You'll start to see some kind of benchmarks next week. Not sure what, but something.
imparanoic, 10 Nov 2020Isn't 2.6tflops a bit weak in performance for 2020, compare to PlayStation 4 pro released... more"fastest *integrated* GPU" (my emphasis) - the competition in this case would be AMD Vega 11, though it's possible they're comparing it to Intel Iris Plus G7.
The day when ARM & Linux rule the world ... when?
:-) It's time for some competition in the consumer desktop/laptop space.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2020People buy Mac for video editing and photoshop not gaming Video editing, photoshop, gaming, all those activities and more are done way better on Windows.
gaming =Amd ,intel and nvidia ,this joke fast LOL , ryzen baby is real cpu
Note 20 Ultra, 12 Nov 2020Work almost similar configurations, what is the real difference between Air and Mac Book Pro a... moreMacbook Pro have a fan. Macbook Air do not.
So Macbook Pro in theory can sustain longer work load.
Can someone please tell me (not guesses) the materials used to make an M1 processor?
Work almost similar configurations, what is the real difference between Air and Mac Book Pro and Mini ? It is just the form factor?
Arm on a pc?? It's just like an Ipad with keyboard attached to it. Although it's slightly more powerful(?), but I think the industry is not ready for the change. Most pc apps are running in x86 or x64. Arm are known for their simple task things such as things they can do with their phone or tablet. I still can't see the M1 chip used as a professional chip because I think it's limited to the architecture. You can't play x86 games or apps, and that's a lot of em.
haydoss, 11 Nov 2020Yes, its kinda weak but its pretty crazy for a 10W SOC that shares a CPU and GPU. to put this ... moreThat means that apple can cool the chip more, therefore clocking it higher without loosing as much power.
Anonymous, 11 Nov 2020It can easily coexist if there's a market for it, if there's a market, developers wi... moreDevelopers couldn't port games from Windows all these years when Macs were running Intel based x86 platform, you think they are gonna be able to do it with ARM? LOL.
Nobody dares to buy Mac if gaming is a priority.
Windows is the king of PC/Laptop gaming.
Fighto50, 11 Nov 2020Either apple is breaking the laws of physics or they are plainly obfuscating facts. If you com... moreApple should develop a neural engine to run Microsoft Office and Chrome browser faster, then people would appreciate their artificial neurons.
The performance boost doesn't at all come from the ARM architecture, it comes ONLY from the 5nm process, which is of course much better than intel's 10 nm.
Wonder how much may it cost with an equation of price over performance