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Right, but the difference is the last time all the major runtimes already supported Intel, due to it being the predominate architecture, so the software was ready and there was no performance cliff. You may need to hang on to your old Intel MacBook for a while if the software you have performance requirements for isn't available for ARM yet.

And the Intel performance boost on the first released devices was substantial, as the laptops were still running G4s. So anything that relied on the translation layer was usable.

If the ARM chips don't meet Intel peak performance, and I suspect they won't, you're in for a bad time going through similar system.

Good point, the Windows ARM devices on the market today significantly suffer from this.

Apple has a very significant ecosystem advantage, however.

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