The A12Z processor in the test Macs is more powerful than the ARM processor from Microsoft's Tablet PC
Last night, the first performance tests of the Apple A12Z processor embedded in the test Mac mini began to appear on the Internet, to help developers transition from Intel processors to Apple Silicon. Although these tests cannot yet be taken too seriously, as they were performed using a relatively poorly optimized tool and are therefore undersized, much can be deduced from them. For example, according to developer Steve Troughton-Smith, this is that Apple's ARM-based chipset is more powerful than Microsoft's same-based chipset, which is used in the PC Surface Pro X tablet, which is already sold.
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Benchmark tests make it clear that while the Mac mini with the Apple A12Z processor (which, by the way, is a slightly modified iPad Pro from 2018), averages 811 points in the single-core test and 2,871 points in the multi-core test, the Surface Pro X with ARM chip designed by Microsoft based on Qualcomm SQ1, it scores "only" 726 points per core and 2311 points per multi-core.
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As mentioned above, it should always be borne in mind that Apple's benchmark tests do not fully reflect its real performance. The software through which they are implemented is not yet optimally optimized, and in addition, the processors as such are only used to test and transfer applications. The "real" computer processors that Apple is preparing for its Macs are to be based on the A14 chipsets prepared for this year's iPhones. So the current A12Z is more of a harbinger.