Apple continues to develop SoCs that will mount the next Macs with ARM processors. So far we’ve seen the M1 arrive on the Mac mini, MacBook Air, and 13-inch MacBook Pro, the three entry-level PCs. According to Bloomberg, and as expected, Apple continues to develop the M1 succession that will arrive with the new Macs as early as next year and, according to the information we have, they will have impressive performance and power.
Processors with 32 cores and GPUs with up to 128
As Mark Gurman says, if Cupertino engineers manage to meet expectations, the future Apple Silicon, whether they are called M1X, M1S or M2, will represent a very substantial step forward compared to the generation we currently have . A generation which, with all the tests we have done, has greatly surprised us.
The future Apple Silicon will arrive in the spring and the Macs responsible for making them shine will be the 16-inch MacBook Pros, iMacs and Mac Pros. Apple’s plans show the company’s confidence in its ability to differentiate products through the M1 and, according to Gurman, some analysts’ expectations are well below what Apple will be able to deliver before the end of the season. the transition. at Apple Silicon in 2022.
Current M1s focus on SoC design where various accelerators and specialized chips work around four high-performance cores and four energy-efficient cores. However, the next generation could bring as many as 16 high-performance cores while keeping the four high-performance cores. A move from 4 to 16 cores, that is, a 400% increase in raw power, can greatly help certain tasks performed on the processor instead of having its specialized component.
If you look at the product groupingOn the other hand, these 16 cores could arrive in a more gradual way from 8 or 12 cores. For the more professional computers that Apple plans to launch in 2021, as well as the Mac Pros slated for 2022, Apple is designing high-power 32-core processors.
When it comes to graphics processors, the company would develop a GPU that would go from the seven or eight cores of the current M1 to 16 or 32 of the future machines.
If these expectations are met, future Macs in 2021 and beyond could leave the competition far, far behind. which uses graphics cards from Nvidia or AMD in conjunction with Intel processors.
For now, this information lacks official confirmation, but the truth is that Apple announced that the transition will take two years, Apple Silicon processors do not support third-party GPUs, so Apple is changing that or introducing decent GPUs. Something that is said earlier than done, but which, as already said in the last keynote, is the start of the Mac revolution and, without a doubt, the rest of the industry.