Apple’s M1 Chip Can Run Windows 10 Two Times Faster than On Surface Pro X

by Zazz December 8, 2020 Time to Read Blog: 3 minutes

Ever since Apple released a MacBook with its own ARM-based Apple M1 chip, users have been trying to run Windows on this machine. Now, because Microsoft doesn’t license its operating system to run on devices other than its Surface line and other manufacturers that use ARM-based systems, it’s completely impossible to run Windows using Apple’s Bootcamp.

However, many engineers have tried other ways to run Windows on Apple M1 devices, and recently an AWS engineer had success when he managed to run Microsoft OS on M1 powered devices.

Overview of Apple’s M1 Chip Running Windows 10 Faster Than Surface Pro X

Now, it is impossible to run Windows on the M1-based Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, and the latest Mac Mini. As Apple’s SVP points out, it depends on Microsoft to allow their OS to run on the latest Apple computers. Moreover, the USA’s leading app development agency mentioned that the latest Apple M1 device is quite capable of running Microsoft software.

Apple devices running Windows 10 scored a single-core score of 1288 and a multi-core score of 5685. On the other hand, Microsoft’s Surface device running the latest Windows version only scored 800 and 3000 for single-core and multi-core. -core each one.

Hence, this score indicates that the Microsoft operating system runs better on Apple’s new M1 device than its Surface device.

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Windows 10 on Apple M1 Chip vs. Microsoft Corporation Surface Pro X

As one can see below the listed table, states Windows 10 on the Apple M1 device attained for the single-core benchmark is 1,317 and 5,685 for the multi-core. On the other hand, the Surface Pro X only scores for a single core is approx 751 and for multi-core is 2,891.


 QEMU Virtual MachineMS Corporation Pro X
Single-Core Score1317741
Multi-Core Score56852891
QEMU vs MS Corporation

System Information 

 QEMU Virtual Machine Surface Pro X
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Pro-insider preview (64-bit)Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit)
ModelQEMU QEMU Virtual MachineMicrosoft Corporation Surface Pro X
ProcessorVirt-5.2 @1.00 GHz 8 Processors Microsoft SQ1 @ 3.00 GHz 1 Processor, 8 cores
Processor IDARMv8, 64-bit Model 0 Revision 0ARMv8, 64-bit Model 805 Revision D0E
QEMU Virtual Machine vs Surface Pro X

If you have an Apple device with an M1 CPU. Moreover, one can check Windows 10 under QEMU by executing the steps in this video.

Windows 10 under QEMU

Magic of Apple M1 

That’s a little embarrassing for Microsoft. Still, the M1 is the cutting edge piece of silicon, and perhaps more precisely, the results underline this, and just how far Apple has pushed with this chip that powers its new MacBook.

The M1 machines use Rosetta 2 technology to effectively translate applications written for Intel chips to run on new ARM hardware, and it performs very well. In our review of the new M1, we tried old and new apps coded for Intel CPUs, and they worked well when running on the M1 without a noticeable difference in performance levels.

Also Read: Apple M1 vs. Intel i7.

Final Words 

Microsoft has not announced plans to bring an ARM-based version of Windows 10 to Apple’s Mac M1. Also, it works with many other laptop makers and some chip makers like Qualcomm and to optimize Windows 10 on ARM for Surface Pro X. After reading the article, and please share reviews with us by commenting. Thus, you encounter any issue and want to know more, then let’s discuss your issues with your problem fixers. 

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