Apple is working on a series of new dedicated Apple silicon processors to power upgraded versions of the MacBook Pro, new iMacs and a new device. Mac Pro For introduction early next year, according to a new report by Bloomberg.
Apple is said to be working on several successors to the M 1 The dedicated chip, the first major processor for the Mac, debuted in November in a new release Mac miniAnd the MacBook Air, And MacBook Pro 13-inch. If they live up to expectations, they will significantly outperform the latest devices that run Intel chips, according to BloombergResources.
Chip engineers at the technology giant in Cupertino, California are working on several successors to the custom M1 chip, Apple’s first Mac processor that debuted in November. If they live up to expectations, they will significantly outperform the latest devices running Intel chips, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named because the plans have yet to be released.
The Apple M1 chip has been revealed in a new entry-level MacBook Pro laptop, an updated “Mac mini” desktop, and across the MacBook Air range. The company’s next series of chips, planned for release early in the spring and later in the fall, are slated to roll out via upgraded versions of the MacBook Pro, both entry-level and high-end. iMac Desktop computers, then a new “Mac Pro” workstation, people said.
The next two lines of Apple chips are said to be “more ambitious” than some industry watchers have anticipated for the next year, according to the report. Apple expects to end the transition away from Intel to its silicon in 2022.
The current M1 chip has four high-performance processing cores and four energy-efficient cores. For next-generation chipsets targeting the MacBook Pro and iMac models, Apple is said to be working on designs with up to 16 power centers and four efficiency cores.
Apple is also said to be testing a chip design with up to 32 high-performance cores for high-end desktop computers planned for later in 2021, in addition to The new Mac Pro is half the size It is planned to be launched by 2022.
Additionally, Apple is said to be developing more ambitious graphics processors. The current M1 chip contains an Apple graphics engine that comes in either 7 or 8 cores. For Apple’s high-end laptops and mid-range desktops, the company is said to be testing 16-core and 32-core graphics parts, with more powerful dedicated graphics on the horizon:
Later in 2021 or maybe 2022, Apple is working on more expensive graphics upgrades with 64 and 128 dedicated hubs targeting its high-end hardware, people said. These graphics chips will be several times faster than the current graphics units that Apple uses from Nvidia and AMD in their Intel powered machines.
Apple could still choose to curb these more powerful chips in favor of fewer Mac versions next year, according to BloombergResources. For example, Apple can choose to first release variants with only eight or 12 high-performance cores enabled depending on production. The report notes that chip makers sometimes have to offer some models with lower specifications than they originally intended due to issues arising during manufacturing.
According to an Apple analyst Ming-Chi KuoCamel Moving on to small LED screens For next year’s Mac lineup, which means some or all of the devices mentioned in today’s report could come with more advanced displays.
Kuo says Apple has six mini-LED products in the business slated to debut in 2021, with Macs including the 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro and 27-inch iMac.