Windows 10 on ARM actually runs faster – a lot faster – on Apple’s new ARM-based M1 chip than on Microsoft’s rival Microsoft’s ARM SQ2 CPU, which supports the Surface Pro X.
This achievement was achieved by developer Alexander Graf (as discovered by Check out the manual), who tweeted quite long about the results and some of the results on Geekbench 5 are provided (by other Twitter users) to illustrate the difference between Apple and Microsoft ARM processors.
Who said Windows wouldn’t run well on #AppleSilicon? It’s pretty flexible here ?. #QEMU patches for reference: https://t.co/qLQpZgBIqI pic.twitter.com/G1Usx4TcvLNovember 26, 2020
Graf notes that he used virtualization (so this is not a emulator) via QEMU (plus some patch) to get Windows 10 on ARM running on M1 chip. “That’s the original ARM,” Graf said. Running Windows ARM64 Insider Preview is virtualized through the Hypervisor framework. Not participating in emulation ”.
Using this setup, Apple’s M1 scored around 1,300 points in single-core on Geekbench 5 and around 5,400 or more in multi-core. Microsoft’s Surface Pro X, on the other hand, hit around 800 and 3,000 respectively, so it’s not only a little slower, but also. much slower than running Microsoft’s own operating system here.
Obviously it’s a shame for Microsoft, but then the M1 is a cutting-edge piece of silicon, and perhaps more so, the results underscore this and how far Apple has pushed with the chip to offer power your new MacBook (both Air and Pro, and don’t forget about the refurbished Mac mini PC).
We were impressed with the performance of Apple’s new hardware, and indeed the MacBook Air (M1, 2020) took the top spot on our list of best laptops at release – that’s true. good.
The M1 uses Rosetta 2 technology to efficiently translate applications written to Intel chips (in the existing MacBook) so they can run on new ARM hardware and this works very well. In our review of the new Air, we tried both older and new apps coded for Intel CPUs, and they performed well on the M1 with no noticeable difference in performance levels.
Also keep in mind that the successor to M1, possibly called M1X, was also purposefully in development …