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  • Intel's upcoming Alder Lake 12900HK laptop part is faster than Apple's M1 Max. (WCCFTech)

    On Geekbench, yes, but it wins on both single and multi-threaded tests, so that is comparing rotten apples to rotten apples. Plus Alder Lake is built on Intel's 10nm process (now called Intel 7 because marketing) where the M1 is built on TSMC's 5nm, so that's some solid work by Intel's CPU design team.


  • Speaking of which, Apple's M1 has a PassMark score. (CPUBenchmark.org)

    I didn't even think to look.

    Compared to, oh, the Ryzen 5700U, to pick a competing chip totally at random, it has substantially better single-threaded performance but slightly worse multi-threaded performance at the same TDP.

    I trust PassMark more than GeekBench because it very closely tracks the measured performance of Python for the code I write. This may not mean anything to anyone else but makes it a handy guide for my own purchases.


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