In 2020, Tim Cook announced with great fanfare to definitively abandon the processors of the founder Intel to design his own alternatives. Code name : Apple Silicon, later stylized in Apple silicon. The first computers to take advantage of this new generation of components are the late 2020 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, powered by the M1 that is also found in a certain iPad Pro.
Since then, nearly twelve months have passed and no other laptop has seen the light of day with a SiP signed by Cupertino. But that would be about to change. Mark Gurman, now renowned analyst at Bloomberg, believes that several models should see the light of day before 2022. This weekend, it also detailed the expected technical characteristics of the parts in question.
Graphics of your choice
According to the American, the new chip will be available in two different versions:
- one with a ten-core CPU and a sixteen-core GPU
- another with a ten-core CPU and a thirty-two-core GPU
For comparison, the current M1 processor is only made up of eight cores for the CPU. The octave comprising itself “four performance cores and four energy-efficient cores”According to the manufacturer, against“eight performance cores and two energy efficient cores”For the next, according to Gurman. It is therefore a safe bet that the software optimizations of macOS Monterey play on the autonomy of the devices in order to compensate for this redisposition.
Which devices will be equipped with the M1X?
While until now most rumors also announced a MacBook Air, Gurman now only expects Pro for this year. A Mac mini – a small case for the office favored by those who already have screens at home – would however also be expected to accommodate the M1X but from January at the earliest. The design of the products, meanwhile, does not look very different from the current one except that the Touch Bar could say goodbye to the public.
Which of these items are you most looking forward to? Would you be willing to invest more for better performance? Do not hesitate to share your opinion in the comments.