Apple recently introduced its first ARM chipset for computers. Based on it, the company introduced the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini, and now the first test results of this chipset have appeared on the Web. In the AnTuTu benchmark, the new MacBook Air, which runs on the Apple M1 chipset, scored 1.2 million points, which was a record. It showed a much better result than the iPad Pro, which runs on the flagship Apple A12Z Bionic chipset. In terms of CPU performance, it was 50 percent more powerful, and the GPU – 45 percent.
The new laptop also got faster memory. It should also be noted that the Apple A12Z Bionic is a more powerful version of the Apple A12 Bionic, and although it is a 7-nanometer chipset, it was the fastest among Apple chipsets before the M1. Apple A14, which is installed in the iPhone 12 and iPad Air 4, it lags far behind, because it is designed for devices in which energy efficiency is very important.
Apple M1 and Apple A14 are manufactured using a 5-nanometer process technology. Apple M1 has a “4 + 4” layout, and Apple A14 includes two high-performance and four energy-efficient cores. Also, the Apple A14 graphics processor has twice as many GPU cores as the Apple M1. The Apple M1 CPU is 78 percent ahead of the Apple A14 GPU, which is installed in the iPhone 12.