M1 is depressing because it now means you can’t just buy the best performing CPU on the market and build your own PC around it. You have to have a Mac. At least, this was my feeling reading the initial reviews.
Thankfully, AMD’s new Zen 3 architecture looks like a match. Zen 3 is often overlooked after the M1 release.
This set of benchmarks compare programming tasks on Ryzen 5800X and M1. Now I don’t feel so bad about M1 existing.
(inb4 M2 demolishes every x86 CPU on the market)