Some actual benchmarks against Intel MacBook Pro proving the speed difference is real. I give great credit to Bare Feats, going back years and years to the G3 era and G4 era Mac Towers. They have always measured performance head to head so one could KNOW whether or not their computer was more capable than another stock Apple computer. It’s one reason why I used to occasionally buy upgrades back in the day (swapping out CPUs or adding RAM or adding a new PCI graphics card). These days, you can’t swap things in and out, but you can at least know which of the Macs you should buy. Looks like an M1 MacBook is a wise choice right about now.