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Apple has finally unveiled its newest Apple Silicon chips called the M1 Pro and M1 Max. Compared to the M1 that made its debut last November, these have 70% faster CPU performance.

Apple Unveils Its New M1 Pro And M1 Max Chips

Speaking about graphics, the difference is even more pronounced, with the M1 Pro’s GPU being 2x faster than that in the M1, while the M1 Max GPU is up to 4x faster than the M1’s. They are built on a 5nm process.

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The specifications of the M1 Pro and M1 Max, as presented by Apple’s Johnny Srouji are as follows.

M1 Pro Specifications

Apple M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro

The M1 Pro has a new 10-core CPU, with eight high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores. “Compared with the latest 8-core PC laptop chip”, Apple says, the M1 Pro delivers up to 1.7x more CPU performance at the same power level and achieves the PC chip’s peak performance using up to 70% less power.

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It also has an up to 16-core GPU, which is supposedly “up to 7x faster than the integrated graphics of the latest 8-core PC laptop chip”. And compared to “a powerful discrete GPU for PC notebooks”, the M1 Pro “delivers more performance while using up to 70% less power”.

Apple Unveils Its New M1 Pro And M1 Max Chips GPU performance 1

  • 200GB/s memory bandwidth
  • Up to 32GB of unified memor
  • ProRes
  • 2x more transistors than M1
  • 70% faster than M1
  • Up to 10-core CPU
  • Up to 16-core GPU
  • Neural Engine
  • Thunderbolt 4
  • Support for up to 2 external displays
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M1 Max Specifications

Apple M1 Max
Apple M1 Max

The M1 Max has the same CPU as the M1 Pro, but adds a “massive” 32-core GPU. This all adds up to 57 billion transistors, 70% more than the M1 Pro and 3.5x more than the M1. As such, the M1 Max is the largest chip Apple ever built.

The GPU “delivers performance comparable to a high-end GPU in a compact pro or PC laptop while consuming up to 40% less power”, as well as “performance similar to that of the highest-end GPU in the largest PC laptops while using up to 100W less power“, according to Apple.

Apple Unveils Its New M1 Pro And M1 Max Chips GPU performance

  • 400GB/s memory bandwidth
  • 32-core GPU
  • 57 billion transistors
  • Up to 64GB of unified memory
  • Up to 70% less power consumption
  • ProRes
  • Neural Engine
  • Thunderbolt 4
  • Support for up to four external displays

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