On June 22, during the WWDC20 world developer conference, Apple will make an important announcement, and that is that in addition to the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 operating systems, along with other systems, the company will announce the beginning of a transition to the use of their own Apple A14 @ 5nm processors for Mac and MacBook computers, which marks the start of the abandonment of Intel’s x86 architecture. Additionally, Apple would maintain the macOS operating system but would have asked developers to prepare versions intended for ARM.
As the sources revealed, at least one of the three designer PC processors will offer a 12-core configuration, which will be divided into eight high-performance cores (codename: Firestorm) alongside four low-power cores (codename. : Icestorm) thinking about energy efficiency and low temperatures. As a comparison, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx SoC offers 4 high-performance cores + 4 efficient cores to bring Windows laptops to life, and why deny it, this resulted in very low performance and has been reflected in its market popularity, promising to fight Intel and we haven’t really seen almost any product for sale.
Luckily with Apple, this will not be the case, and the latest reports indicate that Apple internally tested the first Mac computers with their ARM processors and that, compared to their counterparts with Intel processors, there are ” great improvements in graphics performance and in Artificial Intelligence “. Unsurprisingly, there is also a noticeable improvement in energy efficiency, which means that MacBooks will be able to be even thinner and lighter without compromising team autonomy.
In terms of CPU performance, it should be remembered that earlier this year rumors arose that the Apple A14 would be more powerful than an Intel Core i7-8850H (6 cores + 12 threads @ 2.60 / 4.30 GHz), so it does not look not bad thing.