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December 02, 2020.

ARM Windows on Apple M1

ARM Windows on Mac Mini M1.

ARM Windows sur Mac Mini M1. © Apple/Microsoft/Martin Nobel.

Early tests showed just how powerful Apple’s SoC is, and further experiments have just confirmed it. While the ARM64 Windows 10 system isn’t officially supported on the new platform, many hackers have already tried their skills and succeeded. Among them is Alexander Graf, the first to successfully run an ARM Windows virtualization on an M1 Mac, using the QEMU open source emulator and an Insider Preview version of ARM Windows. YouTuber Martin Nobel shared a video (below) of the process to run an ARM Windows virtualization on an Apple chip. Impressively, Martin’s M1 Mac Mini benchmarked much higher than Microsoft’s Surface Pro X… almost doubling the single-core score, and coming in almost 2,000 higher in the multi-core score. John Gruber, Apple’s best-known analyst, commented: “The M1 reveals every other Mac or PC to be outdated. All Windows ARM laptops are way too slow. All Intel/AMD x86 machines run too hot.”

YouTube, “Virtualizing Windows 10 ARM on an M1 Mac!.”

9to5Mac, Michael Potuck, “Video details ARM Windows virtualization on M1 Macs, nearly 2x faster performance than Surface Pro X.”


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