January 18, 2021

Tested: How badly Windows on Arm compares to the new Mac M1s

By Mark Hachman

After Apple released its impressive M1 Arm chip on its new Macs, and Microsoft followed with its long-awaited 64-bit X86 emulator, we had just one question: How does Windows on Arm compare to MacOS on Arm? The answer: badly. Very, very badly.

Running Windows apps on Arm processors has a few wrinkles. For one, there are only two chips currently powering Windows on Arm machines: Qualcomm’s own processors, such as the Snapdragon 8cx and Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, as well as the derivative SQ1 and SQ2 processors Microsoft co-designed with Qualcomm. The latter two processors both appear in Microsoft’s Surface Pro X tablet.

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Source:: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3601196/tested-how-badly-windows-on-arm-compares-to-the-new-mac-m1s.html#tk.rss_all