Apple’s A12Z under Rosetta beats Surface Pro X based on Microsoft’s native arm

The Apple Developer Transition Kit equipped with an A12Z iPad Pro chip started coming to developers this morning to help them prepare their apps for Macs with Apple Silicon, and while it’s banned, the first thing some developers did was compare the machine. .

Multiple Geekbench results have indicated that the Developer Transition Kit, which is a Mac mini with a ‌iPad Pro‌ chip, features average single-core and multi-core scores of 811 and 2,871, respectively.

As developer Steve Troughton-Smith points out, the two-year-old A12Z on the ‌Mac mini‌ outperforms Microsoft’s Arm-based Surface Pro X in Geekbench performance, running code x86_64 in emulation faster than a Surface Pro X can run a version. Arm natively.

Averaging seven Geekbench 5 benchmarking results, Microsoft’s Surface Pro X features a single-core score of 726 and a multi-core score of 2,831, meaning the A12Z outperforms the Surface Pro X in benchmarks. single core and is on par or slightly better in basic multi-performance.

The Surface Pro X features a Microsoft-designed 3GHz Arm processor based on the Qualcomm SQ1 chip.

The Apple DTK provided to developers is just a test machine using an older A12Z chip (it’s the same as the A12X chip in the 2018 PiPad Pro‌ but with an extra unlocked GPU core). Apple’s Arm-based Macs running “Apple Silicon” will have new chips designed for Mac and based on the A14 chip created for the iPhone 2020 line with a 5-nanometer process.

Apple says its “Apple Silicon” Macs will bring significant improvements in performance and energy efficiency, and that the first Arm-based Mac will launch before the end of 2020.