Apple is the first to the market with really powerful 5-nanometer chips, but AMD and Intel aren't far behind.
I've seen parts of this before. M1 is alive and well. M2 is a more powerful design, but only marginally better than M1, and only will be available initially on a couple of platforms. I would choose M2 over M1, but I would rather have a 5 nano-meter x86 chip, likely an AMD APU.The current generation AMD 5700G would check most of my boxes. It has a PassMark score of 20K compared to 6K of the i5-7500 on my 2017 iMac, and the roughly 14.6K Pasmark Score of the M1. BTW, your laptop scored around 10K, but that is still noticeably better than my desktop. My first priority was to get a more powerful processor and the 5700G certainly fits the bill. However, the graphics capability is around 900 gigaflops, compared to about 3.6 Teraflops on my iMac and 12 Teraflops on the Xbox series X which uses a custom AMD APU. In other words, it is not a gaming powerhouse.I could buy a 5950x with no graphics, which gets a PassMark score of around 40,000. Then I would have to buy a graphics card.So there are very strong rumors, which AMD has mostly confirmed, that they are coming out with a "Phoenix" line of APU processors that have much more graphics capability comparable to or surpassing some lower-end graphics cards. This is what I am waiting for.--Best wishes,
http://www.entertainmentjourney.comOn Mon, Jun 13, 2022 at 11:19 PM Alberr wrote:This is a good overview of the Apple M2 chip and other Apple upgrades. The new chip is very impressive and will probably have Intel and AMD trying to do something similar in the future.