Touchscreen Macs incoming with apple silicon.

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  1. custom90gt

    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    No, Rush is a mobile video editing software piece that was designed for ARM and then software emulation was added for x86. They MAY have enabled hardware acceleration as of may 2020 (the article you linked initially came out in 2018), but I don't know if that's actually the case.

    I don't run geekbench so I cannot comment there, but good on apple for going back to their proprietary roots to ensure they can control every aspect of their product.
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    I understand rush. I am stating the article I read about apples arm chip vs Intel i5 was using premiere emulated on the iPad pro with home button and a mbp with an i5.
     
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    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    Oh, which article is that? I am having a hard time believing that an ARM emulating x86 would do so faster than a native processor.
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    It was posted on both mspoweruser and windows central. I cannot find it right now. As soon as I do, I will link it. But I was as surprised as you are but that was the article.

    https://www.extremetech.com/computing/312234-apple-a12z-arm-performance-vs-x86

    Geek bench x86 running in emulation on a12z processor
     
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    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    Good on Apple for making a fast ARM chip, but the i5 was 44% faster than the ARM running x86 emulation even though the i5 has 4 fewer cores. Of note, running native instructions the geekbench score on the ARM chip was only 8% slower than the i5, that's pretty impressive (although I still don't know a lot about geekbench).
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    I don't know much about any of it other than what's being reported. Remember that chip is two generations old now...going to be very interesting.
     
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    2 generations old? The A12z was released March 18, 2020?
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    I guess that's still not the right article.
     
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    The A12Z is pretty much just an A12X from 2018 with an extra GPU Core active, same in every other aspect including clock rates if I recall correctly.
     
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    Either way you can bet the notebook based A processor from apple is going to be a screamer. Now with a truly ARM optimised OS behind it, the new macbooks are going to be fast. This is not something they just pull out overnight. They have been working for years on this. Now, it's ready!
     
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