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Apple's new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips are very promising!

In case you missed it, Apple earlier announced the 2021 MacBook Pros. Inside those laptops are the new M1 Pro and M1 Pro chips.
M1 Pro and M1 Max are now official

According to Apple, both are game-changing chips with that can deliver ultra-fast performance in a smaller package while consuming less power

The Apple M1 Pro and M1 Pro chips are the company's newest ARM-based SoCs (System on a Chip) for MacBooks—the follow-up to the well-received Apple M1 chip in 2020. This suggests that Apple will continue to develop its own chip solutions and the company won't be using Intel-made chips for the time being.

Both the M1 Pro and M1 Max are built on a 5nm process.
M1 Pro
M1 Pro

The Apple M1 Pro uses a new 10-core CPU made out of 8x high-performance cores and 2x efficiency cores. The company said that it delivers up to 70 percent faster performance than the incredibly fast M1.

The company also notes that it can deliver up to 1.7x more CPU performance at the same power level and achieves the PC chip’s peak performance using up to 70 percent less power.

For the GPU, it comes with up to 16-core GPU that is 2x faster than the M1 and up to 7x faster than the integrated graphics on the latest 8-core PC laptop chip.

Apple is comparing it against the MSI GP66 Leopard laptop with an Intel Core i7 11th Gen 11800H chip with integrated Intel UHD Graphics for 11th Gen Intel Processors (not counting its RTX 3070 GPU).

The company also said that it supports up to 32GB of fast unified memory and up to 200GB/s memory bandwidth. It has a total transistor count of 33.7 billion.
M1 Max
M1 Max

On the other hand, the Cupertino firm is claiming that the Apple M1 Max is "The World's Most Powerful Chip for a Pro Notebook". It uses the same 10-core CPU, but with a 32-core GPU with up to 4x faster graphics performance than M1.

Apple is claiming that it delivers performance comparable to a high-end GPU in a compact pro PC laptop while consuming 40 percent less power and a performance similar to the highest-end GPU in the largest PC laptops while consuming 100 watts less power.

Apple is comparing PC laptop graphics performance data from testing Lenovo Legion 5 (82JW0012US) and the High-end discrete PC laptop graphics performance data from testing MSI GE76 Raider (11UH-053) as well as the PC compact pro laptop performance data from testing Razer Blade 15 Advanced (RZ09-0409CE53-R3U1).

According to the company, this means that this chip will generate less heat, quieter fans, and longer battery life. The firm also said that it has up to 13x faster complex timeline rendering in Final Cut Pro compared to the previous-generation 13-inch MacBook Pro.

The M1 Max also has double the memory interface of the M1 Pro for up to 400GB/s which is nearly 6x the memory bandwidth of the M1. It can be configured with up to 64GB of fast unified memory as well.

It goes with a total transistor count of 57 billion.

Apple also notes that both chips have a 16-core Neural Engine for on-device machine learning acceleration and improved camera performance, a new display engine drives multiple external displays, additional integrated Thunderbolt 4 controllers provide even more I/O bandwidth, custom image signal processor, along with the Neural Engine, uses computational video to enhance image quality for sharper video and more natural-looking skin tones on the built-in camera, and "best-in-class" security including its latest Secure Enclave, hardware-verified secure boot, and runtime anti-exploitation technologies.

For more info about the new M1 chips, read here.

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