Friday, June 26th 2020

Basemark GPU will be the first benchmark for Apple Silicon based Macs

On Monday 22nd of June Apple announced Mac transition to Apple Silicon. Even though this transition was quite expected, the industry got very excited upon the announcement. Apple released quite a lot of information about their plans, but one key question remained unanswered: how fast are Apple's new ARM based Mac chips?

Apple said people should expect pure performance in one category in particular - graphical performance. What is the performance difference over the Intel integrated graphics that ship in a new MacBook Air? There is no public information available about it.
Basemark Benchmark Apple Silion
Basemark is working on adding 100% compatibility to Apple Silicon to our cross-platform GPU 1.2 benchmark. With GPU 1.2 you can compare performance of integrated graphics solutions across Mac devices, but also against devices with different OS (Windows, Android, Linux) and GPUs (Nvidia, AMD etc.).

We are striving to be first in the market to provide ability to benchmark Apple Silicon based Macs.—Basemark team

About Basemark
Basemark Oy is a privately held stock corporation registered and headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

Basemark develops unique software and provides expert services for the global automotive, consumer electronics and semiconductor industries.

The company develops system performance evaluation tools such as Basemark Automotive Testing Suite (BATS) and Basemark GPU. Basemark also develops Rocksolid Engine, a world leading real-time graphics and compute software solution for mission critical industrial applications.
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2 Comments on Basemark GPU will be the first benchmark for Apple Silicon based Macs

#1
delshay
It's still Vulkan 1.0 on the PC thou, not fixed after all this time.
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#2
Chrispy_
Beating Intel HD graphics is like fighting someone who is already unconscious before you turn up.
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