This year, Apple unveiled not only this year’s most important Apple development over the past ten years: the M1 SoC. No, no one should call it a processor, because Apple’s solutions haven’t been that before, but this M1 isn’t. CPU cores, GPU cores, Neural Engine, and memory blocks combined.
But is the chip really that good, or is it just a successful marketing ploy? Let’s see.
Much faster than previous generation Macs?
Easy porting, easy development? Do you run any programs? Let’s find out together where the formula goes wrong. That’s where the scam is. Let’s look at performance first. We’ve heard that it’s incredibly fast, everything just opens up, no need to wait, and the website also reads that the M1’s CPU is 3.5 times faster and its GPU is five times faster than the previous generation, while it balances with energy-saving and performance-centric cores so you don’t consume much.
What is it that of the previous generation?
Maybe that’s why Apple released a Core i3 processor MacBook Air earlier this year to tell you how much faster its silicone is? Their statement reveals how they compared their performance. The new chip has been compared to the most powerful MacBook Airs yet, so the performance gains are even greater compared to an i3. Whether it’s single-core or multicore now or what, it would be nice to see, obviously a quad-core and an eight-core in multicore is hard to compare, especially because of the differentiated performance, but in any case, the eight-core wins outstandingly.
18 hours operation time?
You’re only open on macOS during this time, but you’re not doing anything, are you? NO. The 18-hour runtime was measured while playing a movie while running the Apple TV app. What is much closer to real use is Wi-Fi, which Apple promises is 15 hours. The number is completely lifelike. If you’re going to have a size similar to the iPad Pro, and you can balance the battery size of the battery and MacBook Airs in it, it’ll be exactly 15 hours to go online. Even though there are more cores here, a unit of battery capacity entitles you to the same runtime as iPads. For more complex operations such as
Let’s see what if you want to run x86_64 apps. Apple’s current launch is the genius that Apple has always been good at. If you can’t make a shift easy in all its aspects and even present the shift as a much-desired state, you hell ate it all. I have Windows 10 for ARM, just as I think most of the world’s first tablets ran XP. Just why, isn’t it a fairground stunt?
Apple is focusing on Universal apps, which are packages that include both Intel and M1, meaning they can run on any Mac. The point here was for any developer to be able to quickly generate Universal code, and that’s what they were supposed to be able to do. Someone talked about a day’s development, someone talked about half an hour: you select what you need, what you use, and click.
If the developer doesn’t step in or run an old x86 app, there’s still Rosetta 2 out there, which compiles the code before running so it can go on M1 as well.
But won’t the apps run this way be very slow compared to the previous ones, will the M1 come out here too? There’s no exact info on that, but Craig said in a video yesterday that apps running on Rosetta are still faster on the M1 than on previous Macs (not sure what he compared to, but he suspects he bought an i7 MacBook Air based). It won’t be slower for sure, you can wait a bit before starting. Tests will show how much.
How long will Rosetta 2 be available?
The original Rosetta, which allowed PowerPC apps to run on smart Macs, was available from 2006-2011 for anyone who wanted to upgrade to OS X Lion and could continue to use it. But don’t believe that in 2020, there will be anyone else who does. He found the replacement app and is done. Rosetta 2 will be with us for years, but due to Universal apps, it will become redundant much earlier than the original Rosetta.
However, any online browser-based app or game won’t “activate” the Rosetta 2. However, you may observe some improvements in the browsers with the M1. Any app that you open, whether it’s only YouTube or a Rainbow Riches game anything will run smoother than before. Especially if you use Safari. However, the M1 can handle the RAM consuming Chrome too, and you can peacefully surf on the internet with 20-30 tabs opened.
The thing is, computers are slowly disappearing from what they were in the 1990s and 2000s. I’m not saying we have to let go of assorted parts, I’m not saying it won’t be like that, but rather the faces build the special irons themselves, the everyday users who sell their machines before they tinker, expand, that’s it doesn’t matter anyway.
Bottom line: always ask for a lot of memory in the machine, for example, it’s more important to ask for M1 Macs now than 16 instead of 8, but that’s the change from average.
The other ones are what they seem. I couldn’t really tie it up. A much faster machine that now works seamlessly with iOS devices while remaining open for even the life of the Rosetta 2 with Intel apps. A machine that draws a whole new power consumption curve for home machines, where ARM is now an advantage rather than a disadvantage.
Plus, it’s designed to be sharpened for today’s processes and maximum safety, so the whole thing is much more forward-looking than increasing raw power and transistor numbers.