Over the years, Apple has been steadily improving the performance of its ARM chip for mobile devices. In 2018, the company claimed that the iPad Pro was ahead of 92% of portable PCs.Then during the keynote speech of WWDC 2020, apple officially announced that it would let the self-developed ARM chip enter the Mac computer product line.However, the biggest question outside is how much advantage Apple silicon has over Intel and AMD competitors, and whether there is a more intuitive way of comparison.
Unfortunately,AppleThere is no clear benchmark comparison chart on WWDC 2020, but some rather vague words are thrown out.
Demonstrate the platform used, based on the currentiPadThe a12z bionic chip used on Pro can handle various advanced applications smoothly, including:
• rotating model previewing real texture in Cinema 4D;
• rendering 6 million polygons and rotation scenes with textures and shaders in Autodesk Maya;
• excellent rendering effect in unity game engine;
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Although in most cases, apple tries to convince developers that Apple silicon can unlock "a whole new level of performance," there is no in-depth discussion of the horizontal comparison of performance.
Apple silicon will focus on squeezing the leading performance per watt, taking into account the highest performance and lowest power consumption, the company said in a press release.
For mobile platforms, apple silicon is clearly expected toMacBookDevices like Pro have better endurance performance. For the strength of the company, you caniPhoneA glimpse on the intelligent machine.
After years of hard work, the a12z bionic chip on the iPad Pro may be able to easily crush Intel's low-power processor, but Apple didn't say that during the keynote speech.
However, from the perspective of public information, it is clear that Apple will take a "two-step" strategy in the transformation period of these years, and will not give up Intel chips in the short term.
The future hardware development roadmap is likely to be split into two parallel product lines, Intel and apple silicon. In terms of software, Mac OS Big Sur has also made sufficient preparations for supporting dual platforms at the same time.
Only for professional users, the combination of strong performance and good software ecological experience can persuade them to switch to the new arm Mac.