These differences translate into an 21-22 percent performance drop. Still, if you check out the single-core results from every other Mac model released so far below, the M1 MacBook Air outperforms them, which is nothing short of impressive. Also, keep in mind that the M1 MacBook Air features a fanless cooling design while the M1 MacBook Pro and M1 Mac mini sport an active cooling solution. The remaining new Macs' results might be different, so it will be interesting to see how these two perform under the same circumstance.
Apple M1-based MacBook Air with x86 emulation is still faster than every other Mac
Posted on Monday, Nov 16 2020 @ 11:15 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck