The Power of the New Apple Silicon

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Apple is one of the leading tech giants in the world, and they don’t shy away from introducing new technologies to their users. The most recent breakthrough for the company was its M1 chipset, an all original processing unit made by Apple specifically for their devices. Previously, Apple relied heavily on Intel processors, but they wanted to shift from that dependency and challenge developing processors. In the early stages, Apple staffers will be handed machines powered by the new processor for testing purposes.

The testers were told to run high-performance tasks on the machines to test what the new chipset was truly capable of. Unsurprisingly, everyone who tested the processor reported that it handled all tasks efficiently. However, they said that they noticed a problem with the battery indicator in the MacBook.

They said that even when the MacBook was running heavy programs, the battery indicator did not move. To the testers, this was a problem, but after some research, it turned out that the new M1 chip was not as power-hungry as its Intel counterparts. The battery indicator was working perfectly; it was just that the M1 did not require as much power.

This later became one of the key selling points for the new M1 MacBooks as Apple promises over 20 hours of battery life on its new machines. Aside from this, the company also claims that it is the world’s fastest CPU core and has the fastest integrated graphics with 3.5 times faster performance and six times faster graphics processing.

Last Friday, the company launched the latest iMac, powered by the M1, and to nobody’s surprise, these new machines are more powerful than ever. Since the M1 is designed according to Apple’s needs and only runs Apple software and compatible applications, it gives the best performance.

This is a problem for other chip manufacturers because, given the circumstances, no other chip will match Apple’s speed and performance. Intel did run some tests on its Core i7 processor that beat the M1 in specific areas like browsing and Microsoft Office tasks, but experts claim that the testing scenarios were hand-picked to go into Intel’s favor.

It will take other PC manufacturers to catch up to Apple because they don’t control the hardware and software. Therefore, it is pretty difficult for them to optimize the performance in all areas. This is a huge advantage for Apple as it controls what applications and Operating Systems run on their machines.

The M1 chip is only the first of its kind, and knowing Apple, they will try to make as many improvements in the next generation as possible. People who have used the new M1 chips have said that Apple’s claims are pretty close to the truth, and you have to experience it yourself to believe it.

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