The general trend of the world, divided for a long time must be united, and together for a long time must be divided. Apple Mac has maintained good cooperation with Intel since 2006, but last year announced the launch of its first self-developed SoC-M1. Originally in the processor market, only AMD was benchmarking against Intel. The Zen3 architecture and 7nm process Ryzen series processors were already enough for Intel. I did not expect Apple to spoil the launch of its own M1 at this time. It is the first to be applied to the three products of Apple Macbook Air, Macbook Pro13 and Mac mini. There is no doubt that Apple wants to get rid of its dependence on and restrictions on others, and have an absolute say in its own ecological kingdom, rather than having to look at others’ faces every time.
The core of the M1 chip is an 8-core CPU with a 4+4 core design. Each core provides better performance guarantee for single-threaded tasks. In Apple’s words, this is the fastest low-power CPU in the world. Kernel. In addition, M1 also integrates up to 8-core GPU, which can execute 25,000 threads at the same time, which means that M1 can easily handle very complex tasks. According to Apple’s data, M1 has “the world’s fastest computer integrated graphics processing capability” with a throughput of 2.6 trillion floating-point operations per second. It has to be said that the Apple chip M1 is extraordinary, and its debut has caused industry shocks.
Just after the Apple M1 product went on the market, users also had various running scores, and they wanted to compare themselves with Intel, and netizens were also broken. In this regard, Intel is obviously disdainful: If we can fight, our advantage will be even greater.
So, just recently, Intel specifically shared a set of laboratory comparative data to the media, proving that the Apple chip M1 is not omnipotent, and Intel’s processors are still very strong. One of the objects of comparison is an Apple MacBook Pro notebook with an M1 processor, and the other is an Evo notebook with a Tiger Lake i7-1185G7 processor, including office, content creation, and games. Let’s take a look.
First of all, in terms of office, Intel compared the results of WebXPRT 3 Chrome and Microsoft Office 365. They are also the most typical scenarios for daily office work. They also have native support on the Apple platform, so there is no loss in performance to ensure fairness. . In the end, in the WebXPRT scenario, Intel has an overall lead of about 32%, and the photos in the sub-item have a three-fold lead.
In terms of Office 365 applications, including PPT to PDF, and calculations in Excel, Intel’s performance is also up to more than 3 times ahead, and most of them are between twice and three times. Therefore, in terms of daily work, the 11th generation Tiger Lake There are great advantages.
In terms of content creation, the comparison of the three applications, including Handbrake, Topaz Labs, and PR, covers multiple aspects such as audio, picture, and video. Intel has led in varying degrees. In the PR test scene, 4K H. 264 hardware transcoding, you can see that the 11th generation Tiger Lake has a 72% lead compared to the M1. In addition, there are Adobe’s Photoshop and Lightroom, which also lead by more than 50%.
In terms of games, Apple’s products equipped with the M1 chip are undoubtedly weak in game adaptation. Many games can’t run on Apple M1 at all, such as the familiar “Gears of War” and “Metro Departure”. “Hitman 2” and so on, there is no way to start on M1. In fact, this is also the first appearance of M1, and the compatibility of the game is definitely limited. But it is not completely absent. For example, “Tomb Raider”, “Hitman”, “Total War”, and “Three Kingdoms” can also run on M1. The Intel platform is obviously more dominant. Although both are nuclear displays, the current Iris Xe is not the same. At least for now, the Intel platform is a complete win in games.
In addition to the comparison of the scores in the above multiple dimensions, Intel launched the 11th generation Core at the same time, it also launched the Evo certification platform, including fast response, longer battery life, fast wake-up, fast charging, faster connection, etc., from people Realistic application scenarios to improve the experience. For example, Internet access, video conferencing, office processing, social software, and remote collaboration, etc., then Evo certified products can guarantee the user experience. So at this point, Apple has always prided itself on the ultimate experience, and now it may have to re-examine it.
In 25 tests of these application scenarios, Apple’s M1 failed in 8 items. For example, in Office Outlook, from Outlook to calendar, Apple M1 was about 50% slower than Evo’s performance requirements. In addition, in the Zoom video conference test, according to Evo’s test standard, M1 is 31% slower than Intel’s standard. Therefore, products with the Evo logo have a very fast response speed in daily use scenarios.
In terms of battery life, Apple’s MacBook Air marks 15 hours and 18 hours respectively, and in particular, the screen brightness is adjusted up from the lowest brightness by 8 divisions, which is 125nits. At this time, the screen is very dark, and you can’t even see the screen clearly. What is shown. Intel used Acer Swift 5 for comparison, adjusted the screen brightness to 250nits, and performed video and Internet tests at the same time. The results were 10 hours 12 minutes and 10 hours 6 minutes respectively. In this test, Intel obviously let Apple, after all, did not come up with a product with longer battery life. This also means that M1 is already very good, but Intel is definitely not bad.
In addition to the above comparisons in terms of performance, applications, battery life, etc., the Intel x86 platform has many advantages. For example, there are plenty of optional models. No matter what price or scene, you can find products that suit you, even at the same price as Apple. There is also a lot of room for choice on the Internet-after all, this is a comparison between many manufacturers around the world and Apple alone. In addition, in terms of interfaces, hardware peripherals, peripheral compatibility, software compatibility, game support, etc., Intel has taken the lead, while the ecologically closed Apple obviously cannot be shaken.
The comparison between Apple M1 and Intel this time actually has little significance in running scores, and ultimately it has to be reflected in the user application itself. It is precisely because of Apple’s closed ecology that it has unique advantages in product planning and application, but As a veteran Intel, after decades of hard work, it is sure to know more about user needs in terms of product performance and user experience, especially in terms of daily application experience. Intel’s new 11-generation processors and the rigorously tested Evo platform are not Losing the demeanor of a big factory, Intel has many more advantages, which have completely penetrated into our lives and work.
In short, technological development brings new experiences, whether it is Apple M1, Intel, or AMD, consumers will ultimately benefit, right?