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Apple's M1 successor "M1X" has tremendous multicore scores

M1X is not the official name for the successor of the Apple M1 chip, but for the time being the name has stuck to all the tech enthusiast. The expected hybrid Apple Silicon, which is speculated to sport 12 CPU cores (8x high-performance “Firestorm” cores and 4x power-saving “Icestorm” cores), content creator Luke Miani expects the chip to offer 1.77x the performance of the Apple M1.

Miami estimated it by comparing the discrepancies in results between the A12 and A12Z (1.68x faster) and the A14 and M1 (1.87x faster) and then picking an average for the M1X. He makes it clear throughout his demonstration that these are estimates and guesses that should be taken with a pinch of salt.

With his 1.77x performance multiplier in mind, Miani foretold some Geekbench 5 and Cinebench R23 multi-core results for the potential Apple M1X. The score for the old benchmark was particularly astonishing, with the Apple Silicon being awarded 13,586 points. Looking at the current Geekbench processor chart shThis would put the M1X ne ahead of the 10-core i9-10900K and almost +30% ahead of the 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X. This mighty result would position the Apple M1X just -4.40% behind the 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X.

The Cinebench R23 estimates paint a similar picture for the 12-core Apple Silicon, with the Intel Core i9-10900K and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X being faster on this synthetic benchmark but not by much and also having much higher power draws than the M1X. There might be a 35 W TDP variant of the Apple M1X for the MacBook Pro 14 while a “full-fat” 45 W TDP version could appear in the 2021 iMac refresh. It’s reasonable speculation, and his result predictions are still incredible when you take into account that the Ryzen 7 5800X has a 105 W TDP and the i9-10900K has a 125 W TDP.

These figures are based on Miani's simple math and predictions, but he has also been cautious with some of his estimates, and the Apple M1X might even perform at a greater pace than what has been suggested here.

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