It's just too little, too late for Intel with its newest 12th generation Alder Lake processor. It is a fast CPU, but that's just one piece of the performance puzzle. And Apple is way way ahead in many of those other pieces. And Apple's just getting started.
This is BANANAS that we have to seek out the highest of the highest end laptops and workstation class desktops to find any real competition for the M1 Max. Intel, AMD, Nvidia, QualComm and everyone that depends on any of those chips should be very very scared right now.
The M1 Max in Apple's new MacBooks Pro are described as outperforming the the W6900X in a Mac Pro, a $6,000 300 watt desktop class GPU. This test result is from Affinity Photo, one of those apps that benefits from a great GPU. Another example of why video editing apps also perform so well.
My brand new Apple Silicon M1 based MacBook Air has arrived, and YUP, it's screamin' fast. Here are some benchmark comparisons and first impressions. Bottom line: M1 crushes Intel. By like, a huge HUGE margin.
Benchmarks for the Apple Silicon M1 Chip are already smoking Intel's Core i9 processor, and the new M1 Macs haven't even shipped yet. In July the Mac Dev Kit with a prototype Apple Silicon A12Z was already shown to beat an Intel i7 and there is more smokin' to come.
New Geekbench scores show a native multi-core benchmark on Apple Silicon Mac Developer Transition Kit (DTK) faster than a 2020 MacBook Pro with an 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 with 4 cores. While Apple Silicon in a Mac is about more than just performance, that's bananas fast !!!! Remember, it's based on a 2018 Apple processor compared to an Intel in a 2020 MacBook Pro.