In addition to the M1s that already integrate some entry-level Macs, Apple plans to produce more of its own chips to equip its computers for the coming years
An information leak reveals Apple’s aggressive plan to produce its own processors. For 2021, according to the document to which Bloomberg had access , the Cupertino company is testing a chip with 32 cores of high performance and which may come to equip the next generation Mac Pro, moving away from the 28-core Xeon. Still, the Mac Pro with this configuration should not hit the market until 2022.
Apple is also testing mid-range solutions, such as processors with 16 high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores for MacBooks Pro and iMacs. The expectation is that these and other variants will be available on the market as of spring 2021, reports Engadget .
The Cupertino brand strategy is to improve graphics performance and it is rumored to be testing 16 and 32 core GPUs for high-end iMacs and MacBooks Pro. The most advanced models should receive GPUs with options of 64 and 128 cores, but they should only reach the market at the end of 2021 or in 2022. The Apple report promises performance “several times” superior to that delivered by AMD graphics solutions in the models current Intel-based
As far as laptops are concerned, AMD and Intel have eight-core solutions today and Apple, if it manages to reach 12 or 16 cores before rivals, should impact the segment.