In mid-November, Apple was on the tip of every tech expert’s tongue when it announced its M1 chip. Not only did this mark a break away from using Intel’s chip product, but it also marked Apple’s first foray into making its own chips. All reviews of the new chip are positive.
Andrei Frumusanu from Anandtech took the chip for a test drive using the Apple Silicon M1 devices: the new Mac mini 2020 edition. Not only did he see performance improvements, but the new M1 uses less than a third of the power of a high-end Intel mobile CPU.
So far, so good.
Andrei Frumusanu says:
Last week, Apple made industry news by announcing new Mac products based upon the company’s new Apple Silicon M1 SoC chip, marking the first move of a planned 2-year roadmap to transition over from Intel-based x86 CPUs to the company’s own in-house designed microprocessors running on the Arm instruction set.
Since a few days, we’ve been able to get our hands on one of the first Apple Silicon M1 devices: the new Mac mini 2020 edition.
Read more at AnandTech: The 2020 Mac Mini Unleashed: Putting Apple Silicon M1 To The Test