AnandTech says that Apple’s introduction of its M1 chip in new Macs “is a monumental change that nobody but Apple can so swiftly usher in.”The tech giant claims that the chip boasts the world’s fastest CPU core, and AnandTech pretty much agrees.
Read the entire article for a deep dive, but here’s the conclusion: “Apple claims the M1 to be the fastest CPU in the world. Given our data on the A14, beating all of Intel’s designs, and just falling short of AMD’s newest Zen3 chips – a higher clocked Firestorm above 3GHz, the 50% larger L2 cache, and an unleashed TDP, we can certainly believe Apple and the M1 to be able to achieve that claim.”
The M1 is the first personal computer chip built using 5-nanometer process technology and is packed with 16 billion transistors, the most Apple has ever put into a chip. Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies says it features the world’s fastest CPU core in low-power silicon, the world’s best CPU performance per watt, the world’s fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer, and breakthrough machine learning performance with the Apple Neural Engine.
As a result, Apple says the M1 delivers up to 3.5x faster CPU performance, up to 6x faster GPU performance, and up to 15x faster machine learning, all while enabling battery life up to 2x longer than previous-generation Macs, he adds.