Gaming testing on the 13-inch MacBook Air using the M1 chip is really impressive.
The new 13-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro from Apple have begun to be delivered to users. We can also see a lot of reviews and testing the actual performance of technology sites around the world. One of the most interesting and interesting experiments is playing games on the new MacBooks.
A fairly detailed article on the BiliBili website has compared the gaming performance of two 13-inch MacBook Airs, launched in 2020. One is equipped with a quad-core Intel Core i7-1060NG7 CPU, clocked at 1.2GHz, Iris Plus G7 integrated GPU. One is equipped with an 8-core M1 CPU, clocked at 3.2Ghz, and Apple’s 7-core custom GPU.
The first test is the DOTA 2 game, Vulkan API, medium graphics setup and 1440×900 pixel resolution. The result was very surprising, that MacBook Air uses M1 chip despite running DOTA 2 x86 emulator with Rosetta 2, still giving frame rates up to 100 fps.
While the Intel-powered MacBook Air only achieved 23 fps frame rates, the fan noise was very loud. While Apple’s M1 chip does not need to use a heatsink, it can still play very smoothly.
As has been previously revealed, the custom GPU in the M1 chip has comparable performance scores to both the GTX 1050 Ti and RX 560. That’s too much power for you to play popular titles. variables like CS: GO, DOTA 2, League of Legends and many other high-end graphics online titles.
Another test with a heavier game, Shadow of Tomb Raider. Graphics settings high, resolution 1440×990 pixels, TAA anti-aliasing. The M1 chip achieved a frame rate of 27fps, while the Intel i7 chip hit only 6fps. The test version only has 8GB of RAM, so performance could be better with the 16GB version of RAM.
With a strategy game like Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, the MacBook Air using the M1 chip still gave more impressive results. And with 30fps, 1280×800 pixel resolution, the highest graphics settings, you can completely experience this game comfortably.
The MacBook Air uses an M1 chip that can also play iOS games. Test running at the same time 4 games Monument Valley, Nishan Shaman, Full Moo Night and Cut the Rope 2, all ran very smoothly.
Through gaming tests with the new 13-inch MacBook Air, we can see that the M1 chip’s gaming performance is excellent, especially Apple’s custom GPUs that are completely superior to Intel’s Iris GPU.