After several months without saying anything about Apple’s new M1 chip, Intel has now released its own measurements of the Arm-based processor which shows that it is inferior to Intel’s own processors in several different respects.
According to Intel, tests show that an eleventh-generation Core i7-1185G7 can match or exceed the M1’s performance in a Macbook Pro in both native and non-native applications. The tests also show that the M1 processor’s power consumption is inferior, that the Macbook Pro would not be certified as an Evo laptop, that the M1 simply cannot run much software and that the new Macbooks have several compatibility issues with things like monitors, game controllers and plugins.
“Inconsistent test platforms, interchangeable arguments, hidden data and the ill-concealed scent of desperation” writes Jason Snell and continues:
“Today’s M1 processor is a low-end chip for low-end systems, so Intel has only a small window to compare itself in good light before the higher-end Apple Mac Silicon chip comes and does the job significantly. more difficult. ”
Apple announced in 2020 that it would abandon Intel processors for its own Arm-based M1 processors. The first computers with the M1 chip were released in the autumn of 2020.