Post by OtisGreying on Nov 11, 2020 19:25:00 GMT -6
Yeah, comparing to an i3 and vague "best selling PCs" did not give the best impression to me.
But my bet is that this M1 is just an entry level and the real ones to compare to the big processing powerhouses will come next.
Phantom, they did state it was their most efficient chip ever meaning more efficient than the most recent A14 bionic for iPad. Their A14 bionic scores at 1650 per single core which is already 30% higher single core benchmark than the most recent and fastest 10th gen Intel chip (1250) inside Apple's highest spec i9 iMac. So I think it's safe to say M1 is most likely going to be the fastest CPU benchmarking chip to date and at the very least 30% faster than the current fastest iMac, as their A14 bionic chip is basically already so and M1 is supposedly faster.
So the new mini for 899 w/ 16gb ram, you get 30% or more faster single core processing than the current fastest iMac is pretty sweet, but of course it's really not the whole picture and optimization is hugely responsible for smooth & fast workflow.
The fact that nothing is optimized for this hardware will affect just how fast really these programs (pro tools, ableton, plug-ins) run. If things get optimized smoothly I think its a no-brainer, but thats definitely a pretty big if, and if so how will long it take?