Apple M1 runs Windows nearly 2 times faster than Microsoft’s hardware

Surface Pro X ARM

According to the latest benchmarks, Apple M1 is capable of
running ‘Windows 10 on ARM’ nearly two times faster than
Microsoft’s own hardware. The updated benchmark shows that
Windows 10 on Apple M1 is way faster than the Surface Pro X,
which runs the OS natively and comes equipped with Snapdragon
8cx-based processor.

M1 processor was announced in June and it is based on ARM
hardware. Apple has designed the SoC from the ground up with
both performance and battery backup in mind, and it runs macOS
by default.

Microsoft has also developed
Windows 10 for ARM-powered devices and the OS should
technically be able to run on Apple too, but it’s completely
it’s up to Microsoft to make this a reality.

As we reported last week, developers have managed to run
Windows 10 on ARM on Apple M1. Now, there’s a new version of
the launcher that uses open-source virtualization technology to
run Windows 10 on Apple hardware and the results are way better
than expected.

On Geekbench, Apple M1 Mac benchmarked more than 2,000 points
higher than the Surface Pro X in multi-score tests.

Apple Mac mini with Windows 10 ARM got nearly 5,450 points on
Geekbench, while the Surface Pro X was lagging behind at 3,113
points.

ARM benchmark

Microsoft currently doesn’t allow its ARM version of Windows 10
to be used by Apple and the developers have produced the
benchmarks by running the operating system via virtualization.

The chip appears to be capable of providing insane power with
proper optimization to Windows 10, which could happen next year
when native support for the OS lands.

Qualcomm has also responded to the reports and promised that
future Snapdragon generations will be better.

The chipmaker said that it’s working on devices “that are going
to be competitive in the market” with performance upgrade every
year.

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