M1 Benchmarks & Experience — MacBook Pro, Air, Mac mini!
I’ve been switching between these three new Apple Silicon M1 machines for about 3 days now, so this is all super preliminary and super… ficial.
But if you’re trying to make a decision now, now, now, I’m going to give you my first impressions, and I’ll throw a bunch of shots up on screen while I’m doing it for all you geeky and graphics benchers and deep in the workflow trenchers out there.
And keep in mind while I’m saying all this, M1 is the first, and therefore worst Mac silicon Apple is ever going to ship. It’s analog to Intel’s Y-series.
Designed for ultra-low power systems, prioritizing efficiency as in battery life, the performance is not really but kinda incidental, and there will be more powerful chips both for the bigger Mac systems this generation, and future generations beyond this first set of chips to come.
So, keep this as a baseline in the back of your minds.