Apple’s switch to its own M-series silicon sent shockwaves through the sector that are still being felt today. A highly credible insider has revealed some of the major specifications of the first Apple M3 chip, which is rumored to be already in testing, as the company gets set to introduce its most recent batch of Macs with M2 chips.
According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, the next Apple M3 Pro SoC will include 12 CPU cores, 18 graphics cores, and 36GB of onboard RAM. This information is based on his insider sources. The M3 SoC is also advertised as the first 3nm-built Apple Silicon M-series chip.
First Glimpses of the New Mac
The first tantalizing glimpses of the Apple M3 Pro, according to the report, have appeared as a result of developers testing devices built on this new silicon for compatibility with third-party apps. This is one of the most frequent and trustworthy methods we can learn more about Apple’s upcoming processors.
A developer for the Apple App Store provided Gurman with insider knowledge on what is supposed to be “the base-level version of what will be the M3 Pro coming next year.” In light of the likelihood that Apple would produce multiple M3 variants, as it did with the previous series, we will discuss conjecture regarding the potential benefits of M3 Max and Ultra SoCs in a later section.
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Regarding the Apple M3 Pro first, Bloomberg’s sources claim that among the 12 CPU cores, there will be six P-cores (high-performance cores) and six E-cores (power-efficient cores). Along with the CPU cores, there will also be 18 GPU cores and 36GB of RAM.
These figures show overall gains, but we are unaware of any architectural advancements that will definitely be found in the M3 chips. In addition to enabling Apple to increase silicon density and core counts in the same chip sizes, the new TSMC N3 process should also offer some clock and efficiency gains.