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Apple M1 Performance

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Squink, 10 Jul 2021.

  1. tommoT.Striker

    Gangster

    Joined: 1 Jun 2019

    Posts: 364

    I'd love to get rid of my MacBook Pro 2019 8 Core i7. Hot loud and unstable, get the feeling Apple no longer care for their Intel line. Also waiting for the M1X to come out.
     
  2. Rainmaker

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Aug 2007

    Posts: 8,929

    Location: Liverpool

    Noooo? The 4(4) core ~39 watt mobile SoC isn't as fast as your 32 core 105 watt desktop CPU? :eek: :D I know what you meant, of course. I only replied because, tbh, it's impressive in its own right that you're able to compare them in the same sentence. Great little chips imo, and I'll be snapping one up when M1X hits to replace my aged mid-2012 Core i5 MBP. It should bring my mobile more on par with (but not close to) my Threadripper desktop. ATM it's like stepping out of an Aston and into a Lada. :p
     
  3. Jimmy Weirdarms

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Aug 2017

    Posts: 1,034

    Haha.

    Yeah my air replaced my late 2013 i5 MBPr, which was still just about hanging in there as a viable backup/mobile work machine. The new Air is lovely in comparison. I would have hung on for the meatier pro models in the pipeline, but it's likely my company won't exist by the time they come around and I wanted to get something before I could no longer get the VAT back...
     
  4. Rainmaker

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Aug 2007

    Posts: 8,929

    Location: Liverpool

    Wise decision. The Air is a good shout (and no ridiculous touch bar) tbh. They're rumoured to be dropping the touch bar this year, so Pro may be worth a look. Else, an 8 core GPU Air would do me just fine for another decade. No moving parts, good CPU, proper scissor mechanism switches, epic battery, nice screen, Unix OS and Brew for all my little Precious... If they throw in 10Gb LAN I'd be sorted, but there's always a Thunderbolt NIC.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. feck199

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Jul 2005

    Posts: 775

    Location: Earth

    Get to find out next week if work will allow me to wait a few months before getting my laptop, for now I’m hoping to use my personal one from 2019.

    delaying they new pro wasn’t the best!
     
  6. jigger

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 May 2007

    Posts: 14,979

    It will be interesting to see what Samsung and AMD come up with to counter Apple.
     
  7. Freddie1980

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 Sep 2009

    Posts: 7,607

    Location: Billericay, UK

    It will be interesting to see how RDNA2 scales on mobile devices verses the more established designs (one of which used to be an old ATI technology).
     
  8. 0h_no_not_again

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jun 2016

    Posts: 316

    +++

    I have serious doubts that Samsung would use AMD's RDNA2 unless it was really good in that embedded context, but seeing the results will be great.
     
  9. Dave2150

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,038

    Bear in mind, that's Intel on a 10nm process. AMD use a 7nm process, so have an advantage. Speaks volumes of the architecture advantage Intel still have IMO.

    Plus, that's just one benchmark. Throw any AVX workload in, Intel win.

    Also, Intel outsupply AMD by 10 to 1 or more (AMD simply can't make enough CPU's/APU's) - this needs to be fixed should they want to continue with their current success.
     
  10. Jimmy Weirdarms

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Aug 2017

    Posts: 1,034

    Or intel's continuing failure to deliver a smaller process, if you want to take the non-fanboy approach.


    You know you've stumbled into a thread about the M1, right?