Apple Silicon M1 Emulating x86 is Still Faster Than Every Other Mac in Single Core Benchmark

The first native benchmarks of Apple’s M1 chip appeared on the Geekbench site last week showing impressive native performance. Today, new benchmarks have begun showing up for the M1 chip emulating x86 under Rosetta 2.

Single core Mac benchmarks

The new Rosetta 2 Geekbench results uploaded show that the M1 chip running on a MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM has single-core and multi-core scores of 1,313 and 5,888 respectively. Since this version of Geekbench is running through Apple’s translation layer Rosetta 2, an impact on performance is to be expected. Rosetta 2 running x86 code appears to be achieving 78%-79% of the performance of native Apple Silicon code.

Despite the impact on performance, the single-core Rosetta 2 score results still outperforms any other available Mac, including the 2020 27-inch iMac with Intel Core i9-10910 @ 3.6GHz.

Benchmarks for the ‌MacBook Air‌ running M1 natively featured a single-core score of 1,687 and multi-core score of 7,433. Additional benchmarks with M1 have surfaced and are available on Geekbench.

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