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These Apple M1 Cinebench R23 scores are quite impressive for a 10 W processor

The M1 seems to be a home run for Apple. (Image Source: ZDNet)
The M1 seems to be a home run for Apple. (Image Source: ZDNet)
Looks like ditching Intel for in-hose ARM-based chips was quite the power play from Apple. The new M1 processors appear to trade blows with AMD's / Intel's 15 W processors. According to the latest Cinebench R23 tests, the M1 can be slightly faster than the AMD Renoir-U APUs in single-core tests, and they can also beat the Intel Tiger Lake-U processors in multi-core tests by a decent margin.

Apple’s M1 laptop-grade SoC has been getting quite the attention the past few days as more and more benchmark results are flooding the social media outlets. From what we can gather, the M1 seems to be quite an accomplishment considering that this is the first laptop-grade completely developed in-house by Apple. It might not obliterate the new Intel Tiger Lake-U or AMD’s Renoir APUs, but the performance is up there. Surprisingly enough, the M1 appears to be beating similar AMD in single-core load, at least according to some new leaked tests performed in the newly released Cinebench R23.

Twitter user Ali King Fans Intl tested the M1 chip on the latest MacBook Pro 13 with the new Cinebench R23 suite and the Apple processor managed to score 1498 points in single-core mode, which is a few hundred points higher than what a Ryzen Pro 4750U managed. Conversely, the same AMD APU scored 8359 points in multi-thread mode, while the M1 scored 7608.

Thanks to the guys over at WCCFTech, we also get an idea how the M1 compares to the Tiger Lake CPUs. The i7-1165G7 and i7-1185G7 appear to be only slightly faster in single-core mode, but they lag behind in multi-core mode by quite a lot since they only score ~6,200 points due to their quad-core design.

We are also seeing that the M1 has a quite potent iGPU, and, depending on use case, Apple’s chip may offer a better overall experience. Then again, we should not ignore the pricing aspect. While the M1-powered MacBook Pro 13 laptops are certainly more affordable compared to previous Intel-based versions, they still seem overpriced compared to similarly-specced models from other OEMs, even if they indeed come with great screens on top.

Single-core scores (Image source: WCCFTech)
Single-core scores (Image source: WCCFTech)
Multi-core scores (Image source: WCCFTech)
Multi-core scores (Image source: WCCFTech)
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-11-17 (Update: 2020-11-17)