- Oct 12, 2014
The Graviton2 has literally zero relation to the Apple designs beyond running the same instruction set. Apple's core is an independent implementation, and its performance is considerably higher.We will see. It's a rumor but yeah in some way wouldn't surprise me as the can use the same SOC as in ipad pro for the lower end devices.
Outperfomr 50-100 in what? Battery life? Maybe. Pure performance? Maybe in browser tests but I wonder how much all the developers using macbooks will like their compile times on these ARM chips. I think they are great for consumer devices (browsing performance, battery life) but not so much for content creation (anything from image processing to actual programming). Due to that apple must ask themselves if it's good that people making actual content will move out of their ecosystem? So either they will need to keep some x86 based devices or come up with a ARM core that also works with compilation (unless that is a graviton2 issue only).
"Graviton2 is bad at something so Apple's chips will be too" is as valid as "Intel Atom is bad at something so Zen2 will be too." They share nothing beyond the instruction set.