Official Intel chip scores are intended to emphasize Apple’s slow progress.
In the year 2020, Apple dumped Intel to use its own brand of processor chips. Its M1 line of chips are a combination of the company’s A12 and A13 technology. This defeat was a great financial setback for the company as Apple accounted for nearly 60% of the company’s revenue. Compared to Core M chip, Core i-series are better than Apple-M chip.
Benchmarks Show What?
This report describes those benchmarks as “crafted” due to various reasons. Intel claims that exporting a PowerPoint presentation in the PDF format is 2.3x faster than exporting the presentation in the DOCX format on a laptop powered by the 11th-gen Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM.
According to Intel, there are certain issues with Macs when used for gaming. Besides, while Apple claims that their Topaz Lab’s photo enlargement software, gigapixel AI performs six times faster using i7 processor. This is understandable due to the fact that the apps are designed to take advantage of the hardware acceleration present in Intel processors. However, AI was not as distinct as Pong and Space Invaders.
There is no real difference here in terms of battery life. Note that both laptops were at 250 nits of brightness, with a MacBook Air powered by Safari and the Acer powered by Chrome. This is another point to consider that Apple is going to release new laptops which might even overshadow Intel’s latest offerings.