Apple will develop new self-developed chips for Mac Pro, Macbook with 40 cores
The user has always been very interested in the development progress of Apple’s new self-developed chip and which new model will be equipped with. The performance of M1 has made many users look forward to it. Although Apple’s current market size is not small, compared to the amount of Intel processors on the market and the cost of adopting TSMC’s most advanced technology, Apple’s self-developed chips need better positioning and planning and use them as much as possible.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is developing a new Mac Pro that will be significantly reduced in size and will be similar to the design of the Power Mac G4 Cube 20 years ago. This workstation will use Apple’s high-end self-developed chips, including two products of different specifications. The code-named Jade 2C-Die is a 20-core chip that includes 16 performance cores and 4 energy-efficient cores. The code-named Jade 4C-Die is a 40-core chip, including 32 performance cores and 8 energy-efficient cores. At the same time, the new Mac Pro will not only abandon Intel’s processors but also AMD’s graphics cards. It will use 64-core or 128-core Apple’s self-developed GPU.
However, the new product may not be launched so quickly. Some of the media found support for Intel’s new processor in the recently released macOS Big Sur 11.4 RC update. It is possible that the Mac Pro using the Intel platform will be used in the near future and then replaced with a self-developed chip.
In addition, Apple is also developing new chips for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini, code-named Jade C-Chop, and Jade C-Die respectively. They are equipped with 8 performance cores and 2 energy-efficiency cores. The new chip supports up to 64GB of memory and supports more Thunderbolt interfaces.