It’s been almost three months since the Macs with the M1 chip hit the market, and now Intel has decided to react to the chip with several benchmarks. With these benchmarks, Intel wants to prove the superiority of laptops equipped with 11th generation processors.
Intel recently with Several benchmarks Compare laptops equipped with 11th generation processors with Macs equipped with the M1 chip. In one of these benchmarks, the performance of laptops in outputting a PowerPoint file as a PDF can be seen.
In this benchmark, the Windows laptop is equipped with the 11th generation Intel Core i7 processor and 16 GB of RAM, and the MacBook Pro uses the M1 chip and 16 GB of RAM. In this comparison, a Windows laptop is up to 2.3 times faster.
Another benchmark is the AI-based Gigapixel AI program, in which a Windows laptop is up to six times faster than a MacBook Pro. The result of this benchmark seems real because the program is designed to take advantage of the capabilities of Intel processors.
In the gaming sector, we are faced with different results, and in all of them, the Core i7 processor does not have a higher performance. However, Intel does not consider Macs suitable for gaming and points to games such as Hitman 2 that Mac products are unable to support.
In the final benchmark, we compare the MacBook Air laptop with the M1 chip and the Acer Swift 5 with the 11th generation Intel Core i7 processor, both of which, according to Intel, both charge for nearly 10 hours in the real world. The screen brightness of these laptops is set to 250 nits and Safari browser is used for browsing in Apple representative and Chrome is used for Windows laptop.
It is worth mentioning that Apple uses MacBook Air instead of MacBook Pro for this benchmark, and of course, the Windows laptop uses a different processor than the previous benchmarks.
On the Apple website, charging the MacBook Air with the M1 chip in 1080p video with 50% screen brightness equals 15 hours. Charging this laptop takes up to 15 hours when viewing 25 websites with Safari browser and 50% screen brightness.
Intel concludes by noting that the company’s processors not only perform better, but also give users more choice. In addition, more products can be connected to Windows laptops.
Despite such claims from Intel, MacBooks equipped with the M1 chip perform very well, and in some benchmarks even the new MacBook Air was able to beat the 16-inch MacBook Pro equipped with an Intel processor.
While some do not consider these benchmarks to be very accurate and question them, Intel is not expected to undermine their credibility with such benchmarks, and may have exaggerated them only a little.