Basemark aims to be first benchmark for ARM-based Apple Macs

Posted on Friday, Jun 26 2020 @ 12:31 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Basemark announced it's plan to develop support for the upcoming ARM-based Mac platform from Apple. The benchmark maker says it's goal is to be the first to create such a test. Users will be able to compare the performance of Apple-made chips with other platforms via the cross-platform Basemark test.
On Monday 22nd of June Apple announced Mac transition to Apple Silicon. Even though this transition was quite expected, the industry got very excited upon the announcement. Apple released quite a lot of information about their plans, but one key question remained unanswered: how fast are Apple’s new ARM based Mac chips?

Apple said people should expect pure performance in one category in particular – graphical performance. What is the performance difference over the Intel integrated graphics that ship in a new MacBook Air? There is no public information available about it.

Basemark is working on adding 100% compatibility to Apple Silicon to our cross-platform GPU 1.2 benchmark. With GPU 1.2 you can compare performance of integrated graphics solutions across Mac devices, but also against devices with different OS (Windows, Android, Linux) and GPUs (Nvidia, AMD etc.).

We are striving to be first in the market to provide ability to benchmark Apple Silicon based Macs.

— Basemark team

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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