Apple announces M1 Pro & M1 Max | Next generation of Mac

Mac OS M1 Pro New Generation :People moved its Mac machines away from Intel in favour of its processors in 2012 with their M1 chipset. Today, the company has unveiled it will be launching the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, which are two custom-built chips that will power the new generation of MacBooks and beyond. Both chips are souped-up versions of Apple’s original internal chip. A new addition to the M1 family, the brand new M1 Pro and the M1 Max chips have more power and can power more devices within the Apple Mac portfolio.

Apple announces M1 Pro & M1 Max | Next generation of Macs
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Both M1 Pro and M1 Max chips will first be seen in these newly released MacBook Pro models that were released alongside the brand new AirPods3 today. Let’s take a quick look at the key specifications to determine what improvements in performance you can expect from these new chips.

The Apple M1 Pro is a 5nm chip with the capacity of a 10-cores CPU. Ten of those CPU cores are high-performance, and two are high-efficiency cores. In addition, M1 Pro comes with M1 Pro also features up to 16 GPU cores that can execute 2,048 operations. This is an impressive improvement over the initial M1, which was equipped with eight GPU cores. In the typical Apple style, it is possible to claim that the M1 Pro chip will provide up to 70% more performance for CPUs and double the GPU performance of the M1.

Similar to the predecessor M1 chip, memory remains directly integrated inside the chip. However, the new chip has greater RAM, which means it’s less likely that you’ll feel the necessity to upgrade in the future. Apple offers configurations of up to 32GB, with an overall bandwidth of 200GB/s. The latest M1 Pro packs in 33.7 billion transistors, nearly two times more than the M1. When comparing it to the most recent 8-core laptop PC chip that is it’s clear that the M1 Pro delivers up to 1.7x higher CPU performance while using 70% less power. The same holds valid for the M1 Pro’s GPU cores, and in this case, Apple declares that they’re seven times faster than integrated graphics in the most recent 8-core laptop PC chips.

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Apple M1 Max

In addition to the Mac OS M1 Pro New Generation, Apple also revealed the more powerful M1 Max chip. It builds on its predecessor, the M1 Pro, to deliver more performance for the most powerful computers within Apple’s Mac portfolio. M1 Max M1 Max is the largest chip Apple created and has more than 57 billion transistors. In context, it’s 70% higher than M1 Pro and 3.5 times more than M1. It has the same 10-core processor as M1 Pro but adds a 32-core GPU instead of the 16 cores. Apple will have the same speed as high-end discrete graphics; however, it will consume 100 watts less power. Apple’s latest 16 inches MacBook Pro will use the M1 Max chip, and it can be configured to have the capacity of up to 64GB. The new chip lets the user connect as many as four displays externally to the same device. Apple describes it as “the strongest chip designed to date to power a notebook computer.”

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Now with ProRes

Each M1 Pro and M1 Max come with dedicated acceleration to this ProRes Professional video codec. In the case of M1 Pro, it lets you play back a variety of multiple streams of high-quality 4Kor 8K ProRes video with just a little power. As expected, its successor, the M1 Max, is a step further and delivers up to two times more efficient video encoding speed than the M1 Pro and features two ProRes accelerators. A 16-inch MacBook Pro can transcode ProRes video using Compressor up ten times faster than the previous 16-inch model.

Apple has been highlighting how its new chips are a significant leap towards its silicon. It’s worth noting that Apple hasn’t gotten rid of its original M1 chip, at least not yet. That means that you’ll be in a position to purchase the 13-inch M1 chip-powered MacBook Pro. It’s only a matter of days before we’ll witness Apple’s complete shift into its silicon, and we’re eager to see what happens for the new generation of Mac computers.


I'm Golu Sharma, and I've been around for 25 years. I was born and raised in Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India, and I now work as a web developer, designer, digital marketer, and tech lover. As a computer science major, I like sharing my knowledge by writing guides, patches, and reviews covering anything from OS customizations to third-party programmes and software.

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