Apple’s M1 Chip Explained: Here’s Why ARM Powered Macs Are So Hot Right Now | Elemental Ep 15

Apple’s ARM-based M1 chips power the brand new Mac line-up. The company had made a bunch of claims during the unveiling, like 3.5x faster CPU and 4x faster GPU performance, often against the “leading PCs” and “leading chips”. So is it all worth the hype? And what makes the new M1 chips different from what they were offering earlier? We explain this and a lot more in this episode of Elemental.

0:00 Introduction
1:00 ARM vs x86
1:14 Instruction Set Architecture Explained
1:54 RISC vs CISC
3:39 Why Apple’s So Confident About its Transition to ARM
4:30 Apple’s History With RISC
4:44 Breaking Down Apple’s Claims About M1
5:47 What Benchmarks and Real-World Usage Tells Us
6:42 Apple M1 is an SoC, Not a Standalone Processor
7:18 Reasons to Stay Away From M1-Powered Macs (For Now)

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