Developers leak benchmarks from the Apple silicon Mac transition kit

published 29.06.2020 23:19

by Jim Salter from arstechnica.com
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As for the results, the Apple silicon-equipped developer kits average 811 for single-threaded Geekbench and 2781 for multi-threaded.

First, the CPU included in these developer kits may or may not reflect the CPUs included in future Apple Macs.

These kits are based on the Mac mini chassis but include ARM-derived Apple silicon rather than Intel CPUs.

As reported by MacRumors, eager Apple developers are already posting benchmarks on the developer transition kits for Macs with Apple silicon.

These tell us what emulation of legacy apps might look like on Apple silicon Macs—and it's likely early adopters of Apple's new ARM-based Macs will use Rosetta to run at least some apps, so it's a potentially useful insight.