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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Great promises being made, need to wait for few months for its performances in real life conditions...and it's limitations

  • Liviu

I saw a lot of marketing , nothing real life . I trust that is a good performer , but if the results was so good , that didn`t stopped Apple to show them to the world . Either the product isn`t finished or it has flaws , either the performance is on par with older i5 CPUs but with better graphics (which was expected) and better life for the battery . You cannot have all of them .

Looks Good, but let's wait for real world benchmarks of running translated instruction set software from some other entity than Apple.

It'll be interesting to see what desktop based future Apple chips with higher TDP will be able to pull off, esp once the apps are natively compiled in the future.

  • AnonD-804996

Android Authority, 11 Nov 2020No matter how much optimized the hardware and software comb... moreYou literally read a post and the point flew right over your head. I wasn't even talking about games, I was just talking about tight integration between software and hardware and what kind of big difference it can make compared to generic approach and just using brute force.

  • YBahadir

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

  • izi

imparanoic, 10 Nov 2020Isn't 2.6tflops a bit weak in performance for 2020, co... moreactually they compare it to the rest in 10W...that is a "weak" area for the "pc" chips...if they get same result vs let's say intel i7-1165g7 (still 10nm) than is game on... but MacBook with 10W? it's gonna be like network with Intel atom cpu...

  • Fighto50

Either apple is breaking the laws of physics or they are plainly obfuscating facts. If you compare previous years 14/12 nm cpu with a 5 nm process then, you are bound to get such results... Come on Apple, why don't you accept ARM is NOT suitable for PC workloads. One has to resort to ×64 instruction set and stop fooling everyone.

That too you have dedicated space for neural engine which will not help in general purpose usage or benchmarks...

  • cyber

arm cpu is not for pcs and laptops,intel is the only who can make a quality cpu,failure of this product is sure

  • Anonymous

shaantalk, 10 Nov 2020Is there any way to know that how these chips do compared t... morethe MBP16 is probably still better by virtue of it being Intel's best(?) in a massive machine and having a dedicated Radeon GPU. Probably why apple didn't make a new MBP16 with the M1.

  • Anonymous

imparanoic, 10 Nov 2020Isn't 2.6tflops a bit weak in performance for 2020, co... moreAn integrated GPU performing better than a discrete GPU is a huge improvement.

  • musang

it'z so fast it'z transcendental.. u can be transported to the quantum world just by touching it :-)

  • haydoss

imparanoic, 10 Nov 2020Isn't 2.6tflops a bit weak in performance for 2020, co... moreYes, its kinda weak but its pretty crazy for a 10W SOC that shares a CPU and GPU. to put this into contrast, the GTX 1050Ti roughly consumes 75W

  • G

imparanoic, 10 Nov 2020Isn't 2.6tflops a bit weak in performance for 2020, co... moreIt's just enough, cuz this isn't an external GPU it's a integrated one.

  • Anonym

imparanoic, 10 Nov 2020Isn't 2.6tflops a bit weak in performance for 2020, co... moreYou cant compare the dedicated gpu with integrated gpu, looks m1 tdp just 10w. 2.6 tflops for igpu is very impressive

  • Anonymous

Anonymous321, 11 Nov 2020can it run the software that runs on intel based computer?Yes it can via emulation.

  • Rzr

ali, 10 Nov 2020m1 is revolutionary in the world imagine you can run mac a... moreIt's the opposite, now you will be running mobile apps on your macs.

AnonD-804996, 11 Nov 2020Tflops is not everything. And hasn't been for a while,... moreI still play pc engine games at resolution of 256 x 240 every so often

  • Rzr

Anonymous321, 11 Nov 2020can it run the software that runs on intel based computer?No, at least not without a VM or some sort of compatibility layer that apple will likely not provide in order to push adoption of ARM apps.

can it run the software that runs on intel based computer?

imparanoic, 10 Nov 2020Isn't 2.6tflops a bit weak in performance for 2020, co... moreremember this is a 10w tdp SOC