The power consumption and thermal output in the Mac M1 are the best that has been seen

Mac mini with M1 is the fastest among single-core processors

At the end of last year Apple launched the new generation of Mac with the new processor, Apple Silicon and the new M1 chip. Since then the news has not stopped emerging and all are excellent for these new computers. Considering the life they have in the market, this is excellent news. All indicate that the American company has hit the nail on the head. This time the report is based on the figures for energy consumption and thermal output. The best that have been seen so far.

The new Mac with its own processor and M1 chip, are demonstrating their worth in each test they are subjected to. Now it is a question of measuring the power consumption and thermal output capacity. The figures have been shared by Apple through its official support page. Some analysts have studied these figures and for example John Gruber (Daring Fireball) Express their amazement at the capabilities of the computer under test.

Outlet temperature
(W / H)
Mac mini minimum max minimum max
2020, M1 7 39 6.74 38.98
2018, 6-core Core i7 20 122 19.93 122.21
2014, 2-core Core i5 6 85 5.86 84.99
2006, Core Solo / Duo 23 110 23.15 110.19
2005, PowerPC G4 32 85 32.24 84.99

In this case it is a Mac mini with M1 and the figures, which are not deceiving, warn that the energy consumption at full capacity is lower than similar computers from five years ago that were running only the Finder. It is a giant step, since not only do these computers assume that they are better in performance but, thanks to their ability to dissipate heat and save battery, they will have a longer life. Something that is very important when deciding to spend more than a thousand euros on a computer.

So you already know. If you were in doubt of whether to buy a Mac with these new processors and a new Chip, do not hesitate. They don't seem to have any weak points, although they sure do. There always are.

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