Intel responds to Apple’s M1 chips with cherry-picked benchmarks

Intel responds to Apple’s M1 chips with cherry-picked benchmarks


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The PC industry response to Apple’s new M1 chips has been rather quiet, until now. Intel is hitting back at Apple’s new M1 MacBooks with some benchmarks of its own, after early reviews showed impressive performance and battery life from Apple’s ARM-based chips.

In benchmarks published by Tom’s Hardware, Intel compares its 11th Gen Core i7 processor with the M1 CPU found in the latest MacBook Pro. Intel claims its latest chips beat Apple’s M1 performance by 30 percent in overall Chrome browsing tasks, and every one of its carefully selected Office 365 tasks.

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Intel’s productivity benchmarks.

Intel’s benchmarks also include comparisons between HandBrake transcoding, Adobe Premiere Pro exports, and…

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