Dolphin on an M1 Mac

Dolphin is an emulator for GameCube and Wii. Their team ported Dolphin to the M1 and compared it to a high-end PC gaming rig:

The efficiency is almost literally off the chart. Compared to an absolute monstrosity of a desktop PC, it uses less than 1/10th of the energy while providing ~65% of the performance. And the poor Intel MacBook Pro just can’t compare.

And, as the Dolphin team points out, Apple still hasn’t shown its silicon cards for high-end Macs. The M1 is the consumer Mac chip.

Tuesday, 25 May 2021