- Jun 18, 2017
I’d been saying for a long time now that A14’s performance would be fine for a MacBook. Hell, even my wife’s A10 is fine for a basic machine. Not awesome but fine. I actually bought that iPad 7th gen in 2019 knowing it only had the 2016 A10 in it. It scores roughly as fast as my 2017 MacBook and it feels similar. A14 will be about three times as fast.A score that pisses all over all the latest Mac Mini's, with the Fastest i7 Mini only beating it in multicore by a marginal amount.
Hell even the old A9 iPad benches almost twice as fast as the newest Celerons in el-cheopo notebooks.
The A12 might not be fast enough for a Mac Pro, but I'd warrant that even that is more than adequate for a Notebook, MacMini or iMac.
Cant wait to see what an A14 system is capable of.
However, most have been claiming that Apple would not put an A14 in a MacBook. It would be an A14X or something like that. If a Apple really did that, that would be very impressive performance for such a small package, and actually probably overkill for most MacBook users.