Right now we have relatively little idea about the performance changes we’ll see when Apple switches from Intel processors in its Macs to its own ARM-based Apple Silicon chips. We’re expecting to learn more tomorrow night at
Apple’s November event – but we’ve just had a sneak preview.
A set of leaked Geekbench 5 scores, reported by
AppleInsider, claim to give CPU results for the new Mac processor that’s likely to be called the A14X. According to the information, the processor has a base clock speed of 1.8GHz, with the ability to boost to 3.1GHz.
The processor has eight cores, with a combination of faster and slower cores, just like in Apple’s other A-processors.
In Geekbench, the processor scored 1,634 points for single-core, and 7,220 for multi-core. For comparison, Apple’s current fastest Mac laptop, the MacBook Pro 16in with a Core i9, scored just 1,096 and 6,869 points in the same test.
We don’t yet know which Macs will get the A14X chip, but it’s likely to be a
consumer MacBook. These leaked scores, however, suggest that the chip is more suited to a
We’ll be covering all the announcements tomorrow night. If you want to see it all unfold live, here’s
how to watch the event. You can read more about the processor switch in our
Apple Silicon guide.
You may also be interested to read about the
Mac mini with A12Z chip (the Mac mini that’s been seeded to developers) which was also benchmarked.
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This article originally appeared on
Macworld Sweden. Translation by David Price.