Apple Silicon M1 Macs are having some BIG, Big Sur Problems !!! Huge memory management bugs in macOS Big Sur are crashing my new M1 MacBook Air and the 2019 Intel MacBook Air and causing serious performance problems.
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.
Apple Silicon M1 Macs officially start to arrive Tue, Nov 16 but new crazy fast benchmarks keep on comin'. After my M1 MacBook Air arrives, I'll publish my first impressions and benchmarks.
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.
Apple transitioning Macs from Intel to their own silicon will achieve a great deal more than just better performance. Just look at everything they've packed into the A series SoCs used in iPhones and iPads. I've worked at Apple, so I know this was inevitable.
The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal are getting it wrong, regarding Apple's motives of transitioning Macs from Intel processors to their own Apple Silicon. Maybe they need reporters that understand Apple.
Update after update, Microsoft just keeps breaking Windows. More proof that it was a good move, when I dumped Win-Blows for Mac. It was 10 years ago when I went Mac and never looked back.
There's still a need for something in between Apple's Mac mini and Mac Pro. That is not an iMac. Professionals, like me, that are professional consumers, or prosumers, still need something more than the Mac Mini and very much less than the Mac Pro.
The new Mac Pro went on order last Tue and shipped out today, and yeshk it's a beast !!! They sure engineered the crap outta the thing. It's a marvel of engineering prowess and excellence. Both the Mac Pro and the Pro Display too.