The previous benchmark results of the Apple’s Developer Transition Kit (Mac mini) that houses an A12Z were not up to an expectation that people have from a Mac, but now, the expectations are oozing high after the new benchmarks are revealed. The translation of the apps to it’s the Domestic Apple OS has been done through Rosetta 2 (Translation Layer).
The translation layer was the key to getting excellent benchmark scores on the Mac Mini A12z Bionic. The Geekbench 5 Pro app, running on the Mac after being optimized for the OS, showed some breathtaking results. The previous benchmark scores were 833 single-core and 2582 multi-core. The same machine achieved a 1098 single-core and a 4555 multi-core score respectively which is a big jump from the previous scores.
Apps translated through the Rosetta 2 were being used in the new benchmarks. However, the Mac Mini A12Z Bionic was still able to beat the Surface Pro X, even though it was using 4 cores compared to the 8 cores being used in the custom SQ1 running in the Microsofts’ ARM-based tablet. A12Z GPU beats the GPU scores of both Ryzen 5 4500U’s and Core i7-1065G7’s during an OpencCL test.
These awesome results are expected to get even better by the time the first ARM-based consumer ready Mac will arrive. The upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro is rumored to have custom ARM chip that will include 50% more cores than the A12Z Bionic. It means it will have a total of 12 cores.