Life Style Tech

A New Comparison found faster running of Windows 10 on M1 Macs than on Surface Pro X of Microsoft

It is a surprising twist that Windows 10 run faster on M1 Mac computers of Apple in comparison to the own Surface Pro X of Microsoft. The irony is that the creator of the Windows 10 is the Microsoft and naturally would have optimised software and hardware for best performance. Some light on the hardware differences and in particular the processor is shown with the higher performance of Windows 10 in Apple’s computer rather than the Microsoft system. It seems that the new M1 Mac in every situation has an impressive performance. Windows virtualization beat all the model of Microsoft computers using ARM chip. The unofficial process for virtualization mode running on both the models got shown by a YouTuber.

Experiment for windows virtualization


It was only in the last two months that both Microsoft and Apple released two latest technologies, based on ARM architecture. Each of the model boast of long battery life and battery with low-power devices. The processor used in the second-generation surface pro-Max is a modified Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen-2. The first generation laptops and desktops of Apple are powered by the M1 chip.
Notebookcheck spotted the process of running Windows 10 on an M1 Mac Computer. However, it did not specify if the technology was a MacBook or Mac mini. The model did not likely matter the kind of tests it performed as all have the same performances in the short-run benchmarks. However, Alexander Graf made some adjustments to the QEMU, open-source and free virtualizer and said that Windows 10 ARM64 Insiders Preview and Hypervisor framework was used by him for doing the test. It means that native code is used for running the software and not an emulator. A link to the patches that were made and a screenshot of the Task Manager also got shared by Graf. Later on, the same inform got used by other users for installing Windows 10 on their M1 Lac for sharing the benchmark comparison.

Running of M1 on Windows 10


Sunshine Biscuit at scale, who is a Twitter user using Graf’s outlining method for installing Windows 10. Geekbench tests also got ran by the user wherein the score was 5449 in multi-score and 1,288 on a single score. Microsoft’s Surface Pro X got also tested with the same process and scored 3048 multi-score and 799 single scores. It indicates the higher performance offered by M1 in comparison than the SQ2. It gave seventy-nine per cent faster for heavy processing in terms of multi-score and sixty-one per cent faster in light use in terms of a single score.


However, it is noteworthy that virtualized Windows 10 experience on QEMU-based is not yet static. It will be a huge problem for an average window user for installing and running it on the M1 Mac system. There are also many problems underwent by the developers when trying to make it work on their computers. It is currently a work in progress for installing and running Windows on an M1 Mac mini or MacBook of apple but, features great promises feature of a suitable environment of Windows 10 settings to the Mac.

About the author

Avatar

Nandita

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment