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Apple has announced its new M1 Pro and M1 Max processors. Described as the most powerful chips that the company has ever built, the M1 Pro and M1 Max feature up to a 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 64 GB of unified memory, and industry-leading power efficiency, providing up to 70 percent faster CPU performance and up to 4x the GPU performance of the M1. The chips will be available in Apple’s new MacBook Pro models, which were also announced today.

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From Apple:

Utilizing the industry-leading 5-nanometer process technology, M1 Pro packs in 33.7 billion transistors, more than 2x the amount in M1. A new 10-core CPU, including eight high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores, is up to 70 percent faster than M1, resulting in unbelievable pro CPU performance. Compared with the latest 8-core PC laptop chip, M1 Pro delivers up to 1.7x more CPU performance at the same power level and achieves the PC chip’s peak performance using up to 70 percent less power. Even the most demanding tasks, like high-resolution photo editing, are handled with ease by M1 Pro.

M1 Pro has an up-to-16-core GPU that is up to 2x faster than M1 and up to 7x faster than the integrated graphics on the latest 8-core PC laptop chip. Compared to a powerful discrete GPU for PC notebooks, M1 Pro delivers more performance while using up to 70 percent less power. And M1 Pro can be configured with up to 32GB of fast unified memory, with up to 200GB/s of memory bandwidth, enabling creatives like 3D artists and game developers to do more on the go than ever before.

“M1 has transformed our most popular systems with incredible performance, custom technologies, and industry-leading power efficiency. No one has ever applied a system-on-a-chip design to a pro system until today with M1 Pro and M1 Max,” said Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies. “With massive gains in CPU and GPU performance, up to six times the memory bandwidth, a new media engine with ProRes accelerators, and other advanced technologies, M1 Pro and M1 Max take Apple silicon even further, and are unlike anything else in a pro notebook.”

Source: Apple

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2 Comments

  1. That M1 Max is HUGE. I wonder what that 33% increase in die size is for. Is that all GPU and GPU Memory? Interesting.

    I can’t wait until they have this in a 5k ipad Pro. lol.

  2. [QUOTE=”Grimlakin, post: 42688, member: 215″]
    That M1 Max is HUGE. I wonder what that 33% increase in die size is for. Is that all GPU and GPU Memory? Interesting.

    I can’t wait until they have this in a 5k ipad Pro. lol.
    [/QUOTE]
    Yeah, goes from 8c/8g to 10c/32g

    Big jump in graphics.

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