Apple has been doing a great job with its Apple Silicon “M” chips for computers, as they deliver more performance without consuming too much power. On the other side, Qualcomm and Microsoft have been trying to develop a competitor to the Apple Silicon Macs. While the first attempts were unsuccessful, it seems that Qualcomm’s latest CPU has finally beaten Apple’s M1 and is catching up with M2 in terms of performance.
The Geekbench test results for Qualcomm’s new CPU reveal a single-core score of 1197 and a multi-core score of 9337. The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 has eight performance cores and four efficiency cores. Both the M1 and M2 have four performance cores and four efficiency cores. But how do all these chips compare?
The report mentions that the new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 is being developed by Nuvia, a startup founded in 2019 by former engineers from the Apple Silicon team and which was acquired by Qualcomm in 2021 for $1.4 billion. These engineers are believed to be behind recent advances in ARM processors for Windows PCs.
Numbers aren’t everything
Of course, raw performance numbers aren’t everything, and there are a few other things to consider. For example, because Qualcomm’s…
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