Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, in his recent Power On newsletter, has provided a comprehensive breakdown of the upcoming Apple M3 chips and the new M3 Mac generation. Bringing together previously scattered information, Gurman sheds light on the configuration of the four M3 processors and the devices they will empower.
The spotlight falls on the remarkable Apple M3 Ultra chip, poised to be an absolute powerhouse.
|CPU cores||GPU cores||Macs|
|M3||8 (4P+4E)||10||Base MacBook Pro, 13-inch MacBook Air,|
15-inch MacBook Air, Mac mini, iMac, (iPad Pro)
|M3 Pro (base)||12 (6P+6E)||18||14-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini|
|M3 Pro (top)||14 (8P+6E)||20||14-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini|
|M3 Max (base)||16 (12P+4E)||32||14-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Studio|
|M3 Max (top)||16 (12P+4E)||40||14-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Studio|
|M3 Ultra (base)||32 (24P+8E)||64||Mac Studio and Mac Pro*|
|M3 Ultra (top)||32 (24P+8E)||80||Mac Studio and Mac Pro*|
This chip’s configuration boasts an impressive array of up to 32 CPU cores and an astonishing 80 GPU cores.
In contrast, the M2 Ultra, its predecessor, features 24 CPU cores (comprising 16 high-performance and 8 high-efficiency cores) along with a GPU equipped with either 60 or 76 cores.
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While the increase in GPU core count for the top-tier M3 Ultra registers a modest 5% rise, the CPU component steals the show with a substantial 33% surge in core count.
Furthermore, this boost consists entirely of high-performance cores, promising heightened processing capabilities.
Gurman underlines that, despite these configurations being documented in developer logs, adjustments may still be made before the final market release. He anticipates potential alterations in memory capacity options as well.
An eagerly awaited milestone is the arrival of the 3-nanometer-based chips, projected to debut during an October launch event as part of the M3 Mac generation. The inaugural recipients of these cutting-edge processors include the 13-inch MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and a new iMac slated for release in 2023.
The unveiling of Apple’s M3 chips and the impending M3 Mac generation brings forth a wave of excitement and anticipation.
Mark Gurman’s meticulous compilation of details paints a clear picture of the impressive M3 Ultra chip’s capabilities and the range of devices set to benefit from it.
As the market release draws near, the technology landscape is poised for a significant transformation, promising enhanced performance and innovation across Apple’s lineup.