Apple Inc. recently introduced their first self-made silicon processor, Apple M1, that will be powering the latest MacBooks.  The M1 is based on ARM hardware and shows drastic improvements over the Intel processors.

By Sayyed Shehzer Abbas

The Apple M1 was tested on the Antutu benchmark and the results were unexpected. The MacBook Air running the Apple M1 chip acted as an iPad Pro and it was compared along with the iPad Pro running iOS 14.2. The Apple M1 scored over a million points kicking out every other device in the league.

The M1 chip performed much better than the A12Z chipset found on the iPad Pro. The CPU performed 50% better and the GPU had 45% better results, though the laptop has faster memory as well. It performed better than the iPhone X’s A12 Bionic chip as well, which is only a 7nm chip but was the best performing Apple chip before the M1.


The M1, A12 Bionic and A14 chips are 5nm but still the Apple M1 chip performed better than all the products in the latest iPhone lineup. Although A14 is designed for smaller devices but it is still worth mentioning that Apple just made the most powerful processor in their history.