Apple has recently invested into the development of ARM processors and the company is expected to release its first ARM powered Mac in 2021. The A14 ARM-based mobile processor is also expected to start being mass-produced in April this year. Now Research Snipers reports that the A14 chip may exceed 3GHz clock speed.
According to Research Snipers, the upcoming A14 may run at a frequency of 3.1 GHz, which is 400MHz faster than the current-gen A13 used in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. According to this new information, the A14's single-core performance in Geekbench 5 is expected to reach 1658 points, an increase of 25% from the A13. The performance for the multi-core test is expected to hit 4612 points, a 33% from the A13. This is a sizeable performance increase that would put the A14 chip on the same level of performance as some notebooks.
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This is good news – if the reports hold true – for those looking into buying a Mac with an ARM-processor. The step down to 5nm should also help with keeping the power consumption and temperature in check.
Apple has a chance to be the first company to have an ARM-processor that exceeds 3GHz. Time will tell if the performance reported is similar to what consumers will end up with.
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