It’s been almost a year since Apple introduced its first custom chip for Mac devices – the ARM-based M1. The company is now expanding its range of M1 chips with the M1 Pro and M1 Max models, which will debut on the new MacBook Pro laptops .
Both chipsets feature 5nm 10-core processors, which consist of eight high-performance cores and two efficient cores. What separates the chips are the capabilities in the GPU and memory segment.
The M1 Pro has a GPU with up to 16 cores, while the Max offers up to 32 graphics cores. In addition, the M1 Pro has up to 32GB of RAM at 200GB / s throughput, while the M1 Max supports up to 64GB of RAM at 400GB / s throughput.
Apple points out that, based on the aforementioned specifications, advanced users will notice much better performance in MacBook Pro laptops. The company adds that the new M1 chips offer up to 1.7 times faster performance compared to competing octa-core PC chips, making them ideal for 3D and video processing.
By: Olivia J. – Zexron