Apple made a very strong impression when it presented its new MacBook Pro, as well as the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. But if the performance of these chips, especially those of the M1 Max, is already exceptional, Apple is about to unveil an improved version with even more CPU and GPU cores.
Two to four times more cores compared to the M1 Max chip?
Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman just posted on Twitter about one of the upcoming Macs: the Mac Pro. “For those who think the MacBook Pro’s M1 Pro and M1 Max are impressive, the new Mac Pro desktop should come in at least two variations: 2X and 4X the number of CPU and GPU cores than the M1 Max. This represents up to 40 processor cores and 128 GPU cores on the high end ”, can we read on the publication.
If some media are to be believed, however, there is still no question of an M2 chip. These two variations could be referred to as M1 Max Duo and M1 Max Quatro by Apple, to reflect the increase in core numbers.
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A transition to be completed in 2022
As a reminder, Apple’s transition from Intel processors to Apple Silicon chips was launched in June 2020, during the WWDC conference. This should last two years and therefore end in 2022.
Currently, many rumors are already circulating about the next Mac that the Cupertino company could release next year. According to these rumors, Apple is expected to launch an iMac Pro in the first half of the year.
It would be a machine with a 27-inch screen, taking advantage of mini-LED and ProMotion technologies (therefore, a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz). Under the hood, Apple would offer an M1 Pro chip or an M1 Max chip.
The Cupertino company is also expected to offer new MacBook Airs in 2022. And according to rumors, these could adopt the new notch design of the MacBook Pro, and use a new generation of chips called M2.
But of course, as this information does not come from an official source, caution is always in order.