The Apple MacBook Pro M1 has shown impressive results. With the latest round of software optimizations for the M1 processor, it seemed to be unbeatable. However, Gigabyte is demonstrating incredible results. The combination of Intel and Nvidia seems to be offering better performance than a top-spec Apple MacBook Pro M1.
A recent video from Armando Ferreira tests and compares the performance of the new Gigabyte Aero 15 laptop. Some of the key specifications of the laptop includes an Intel i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, 1 TB SSD M.2, and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070. The Gigabyte laptop is priced at a similar point to a fully specced Apple MacBook Pro M1, making this a relatively fair comparison.
In the tests, both laptops perform admirably; however, the Gigabyte is definitely ahead. This was especially the case when comparing results from DaVinci Resolve, which has been optimized for both the M1 and the Gigabyte laptops. The optimizations in DaVinci helps to produce a more apples-to-apples comparison, and the results from the Gigabyte laptop are remarkable, to say the least.
What's even more interesting is how the Gigabyte laptop compared against a $22,000 Apple Mac Pro. In DaVinci Resolve, the Gigabyte laptop performed better than what the Mac Pro did in Final Cut Pro X. This is no doubt an incredible feat and demonstrates just how quickly technology is improving.
Check out the full video linked above to see all the results.