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Leaked benchmarks from developer kit for Apple's home-baked silicon appear to give Microsoft a run for its money


Re: GeekBench compiled for OSX on arm

The Mac Pro (8+ cores) will probably be the last to get Arm chips. The main benefits of Arm – increased energy efficiency and the "little" cores – will be best used in the MacBook, maybe even MacBook Pro range.

But if Apple chips can outperform Intel, either at single core performance or by optimizing its software for a significantly larger core count, then they will be welcome in the Pro range as well. But Apple will either have to create a special layer at OS level to better split the load to multiple cores, or they will need to encurage devs to adjust their code for larger core count.

For example Adobe CC is not currently optimised to make full use of 12 or more cores even in the most demanding tasks, so a higher clock cpu performs better than one with more cores.

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