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Farewell to x86! Apple's self-developed arm desktop processor: a bit miserable

via:博客园     time:2020/6/30 13:00:43     readed:226

At the WWDC developers' conference a few days ago, apple officially announced that it would migrate its MAC to its self-developed Apple silicon processor based on ARM architecture. It said goodbye to Intel x86 architecture and started a new journey. At the same time, the operating system also evolved to the new MacOS Big Sur 11.0.

To help developers migrate the transition, apple offers a variety of related technologies, such as Xcode 12、Universal 2、Rosatta 2, Quick Start Program projects, DTK hardware development tools, similar to a Mac mini, with A12Z processors ,16 memory ,512 solid disks.

Obviously, developers are eager to get started, GeekBench 5 the database has been Apple Silicon first run score: single core 736-844, multi-core 2582-2962.


The 13-inch MacBook Pro with a i5-1038NG7 processor and a macOS 10.15 system 1200,4400, and 1015 and 5275 in 2018.

Yet it's hard to compare the performance of Windows devices like Surface Pro X because Windows on ARM systems can only simulate running 32-bit versions

However, it should be noted that these scores of Apple silicon come from the earliest development platforms, such as the beta version of MacOS Big Sur, and use Rosetta 2 to simulate the running of X86 code, so the scores are very low.

In addition, geekbench 5 shows that there are only four processor cores, but a12z has four large cores and four small cores. It is not clear whether geekbench 5 displays errors or does not use small cores.

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