Why Is Apple’s M1 Chip So Fast?

Real-world experience with the new M1 Macs has started ticking in. They are fast. Real fast. But why? What is the magic?

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On YouTube, I watched a Mac user who had bought an iMac last year. It was maxed out with 40 GB of RAM costing him about $4,000. He watched in disbelief how his hyperexpensive iMac was being demolished by his…