Intel continues on its crusade against Apple. The company already has several ad campaigns attacking Apple, and now it’s focusing on the gaming side of computing. In a recent call with PC Gamer, Intel’s Ryan Shrout talked about the performance of Intel’s 11th Gen H-series laptop processors. During the call, Shrout also specifically discussed Apple hardware (via iMore).
One of Intel’s main points is a frequent, and accurate, argument against gaming on Macs, the fact that many of the best PC games aren’t available on macOS. Intel shared a slide stating that “over half of today’s most popular games aren’t supported on macOS.”
There are a couple of strange things about this comparison. First, Intel is comparing itself against itself. Even though Apple is moving away from Intel chips, the chart doesn’t compare an Intel-powered device with one running Apple’s M1 chips. Second, the chart compares an older Intel Core i9 with a new Intel Core i5. Those aren’t exactly comparable processors. A comparison between Apple’s most recent MacBook and a recent Intel-powered PC would probably be better.
Regardless of your stance on Apple vs. PC or Apple vs. Intel, it’s unlikely that this is the last shot we’ll see in the battle of big computing brands.