- Oct 16, 2019
Congratulations, you figured it out.But in conclusion this means that Apple is a lot better, a lot better at designing CPU's than Intel and AMD. Either x86 has a penalty or Intel/AMD are year(s) behind Apple in CPU design, especially efficiency which I do not really think. I think x86 "forces" you into certain design decisions which impact IPC and performance and efficiency.
Apple are seriously just way ahead of the rest of the industry as a whole. They're a generation ahead of everyone else in terms of architecture and really, node as well.