The Apple M1 is the first ARM-based chipset for Macs with the fastest CPU cores and top iGPU

10 November 2020
A 5nm chip with 16 billion transistors, this chip has twice the CPU and GPU performance of the 10W chips that Apple used in older Macs.

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  • Kamran SN

NVIDIA TITAN V has the power of 12 GB HBM2 memory and 640 Tensor Cores, delivering 110 teraflops apple cant do nothing against X86 And x64.

  • Anonymous

FP16 is suitable for computers. Modern GPUs perform FP16 at twice the rate of FP32.

Apple is probably quoting the FP16 or integer throughout. So it's either half 2.6 Tflops or 1/4 that figure.

That's not impressive.

  • Anonymous

LOL so you cant booting to windows or linux on this mac

Anonymous, 12 Nov 2020Future will be ARM-based CPU’s instead of x86 cause they ca... moreYou damne right future is ARM

Anonymous, 17 Nov 2020Can this run Crysis even just the OG one?Lol, it can run anything any top Intel or AMD cpu can run as this is absolute beast :)

Completely destroys any existing Intel laptop cpu even the ones with 8 cores top end ones, it justs incredible what Apple did here

  • Anonymous

Can this run Crysis even just the OG one?

  • Anonymous

R.B, 12 Nov 2020Arm on a pc?? It's just like an Ipad with keyboard att... moreSure. You also can't put gasoline in an electric car. Look into the future, not the past.

Nick, 16 Nov 2020This is incorrect. A mac is the most versatile laptop to bu... moreNow with Arm chips, Mac won't be able to boot Windows.

  • Nick

iOS-Never-Again, 13 Nov 2020Only people who are have traditionally used Apple software ... moreThis is incorrect. A mac is the most versatile laptop to buy. You can boot natively a mac with windows, linux and many other OSes. The only software you can not use is like Microsoft proprietary software that will run on windows only. Microsoft is widely used in the business world but most of the apps are mobile or browser based. Therefore there is no reason for someone to limit in windows only unless there is a special use case. In addition if you learn to use a mac the usage is very similar on linux too.
In addition, there is so much free software for Mac and Linux that you will save you a lot of money. The software quality is far better than ever windows dreamed.

  • BinkyTheToaster

iOS-Never-Again, 13 Nov 2020Only people who are have traditionally used Apple software ... moreI disagree; I use all kinds of non-Apple software to manage and edit media documents. I work in IT, and the last thing I want to do after 10+ hours is to have to screw with a computer. macOS affords me that luxury; Windows is designed around creating a large ecosystem of third-party support and maintenance personnel. Linux was created by guys who like to screw with computers, so it's no surprise that they created an OS that (shocker) requires they screw with computers.

Anonymous, 12 Nov 2020True for gaming but most photo and video professionals use Macs. Only people who are have traditionally used Apple software for editing photos or videos are using Macs since they don't want to invest in the learning curve for Windows photo/video editing tools and other software.
Other people who aren't reliant on Apple software, use Windows.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Nov 2020Video editing, photoshop, gaming, all those activities and ... moreTrue for gaming but most photo and video professionals use Macs.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Nov 2020gaming =Amd ,intel and nvidia ,this joke fast LOL , ryzen b... moreFuture will be ARM-based CPU’s instead of x86 cause they can be just as fast and much more energy efficient.

Anonymous, 12 Nov 2020At the time these decisions would have been made AMD was ab... 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.

  • Anonymous

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.

  • Anonymous

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.

  • Anonymous

imparanoic, 10 Nov 2020Isn't 2.6tflops a bit weak in performance for 2020, co... 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

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.