We have already seen some impressive benchmark numbers from the new 2020 M1 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro models and now, the folks over at Phoronix have shared some impressive performance benchmarks of an M1 2020 Mac mini with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Looking at the benchmarks one can clearly see that the overall raw performance of the Apple M1 is quite impressive compared to what we have been used to seeing in the past out of ARM desktop performance generally lacking.
Not only is the M1 performance very good but Rosetta 2.0 has shown so far to be very capable of running existing x86 64-bit software on the Apple Silicon Macs.
For those wondering what this Mac Mini M1 performance looks like in relation to Intel Tiger Lake and AMD Renoir on Linux, I ran some quick comparison data points via this OpenBenchmarking.org result file. Depending upon the workload, the M1 on macOS Big Sur can generally compete — and in some cases outperform — Tiger Lake and Renoir on Ubuntu Linux.
For all the technical details and extensive benchmark data, hit up the source page.