Apple M1X chip parameters leaked: 12-core Apple Silicon CPU, 16-core GPU
It was previously reported that Apple will launch a new MacBook Pro model in the second quarter of this year. The new MacBook Pro will be equipped with a new Apple ARM chip, which is rumored to be called M1X.
According to CPU Monkey’s data, the performance of this M1X chip is a beast compared to other common ARM chips. The data shows that the CPU part of the M1X has 12 cores, and it still uses an efficient large and small core design, with 8 Firestorm performance cores and 4 Icestorm energy-saving cores. The basic frequency of the performance core is shown as 3.2GHz.
In terms of GPU, M1X is a huge improvement over Apple’s first ARM chip, M1. The data shows that the number of cores in the GPU part of the M1X has reached 16 and the execution unit has reached 256.
Assuming that these data are the actual mass-produced version of the M1X chip, the M1X is an overall improvement compared to the M1: the number of Firestorm performance cores of the CPU is doubled, the number of GPU cores is doubled, and the execution unit is doubled.
According to the data of M1X, it can be inferred that the MacBook Pro equipped with an M1X chip supports up to 3 displays at the same time. However, with the substantial improvement in performance comes the increase in TDP. The TDP of M1X may reach 35W or even 45W. As a result, Apple must equip the MacBook Pro with an M1X chip with a cooling fan.
The good news about the M1X chip is that it can support up to 32GB of memory, which is quite necessary for users who need large memory to complete heavy tasks.