Stop buying the M1 chip MacBook, the M2 chip coming out this year

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According to a new report from Nikkei, the next-generation Apple Silicon processor – also known as the M2 – has entered the mass production phase. It is expected that this new series of chips will start shipping in July this year. This roadmap shows that it is likely that these chips will be in the new MacBook models released this fall, maybe the new MacBook Pro line is redesigned.

The M1 processor with 8 CPU cores and 8 GPU cores has delivered strong performance and impressive long battery life when it appeared on Macs released last year. This chip was then also found by Apple on the new iMacs and iPad Pro 2021. However, this chip still has limitations that professional users hope it will be addressed in the second generation.

Đừng mua MacBook chip M1 nữa, MacBook chip M2 sắp ra mắt trong năm nay - Ảnh 1.

Most notably, the Apple M1 only supports up to 2 Thunderbolt ports and only allows output to a single external display. That’s why, after the M1-powered MacBook Pro line came out last year, the 13-inch MacBook Pro line with four ports remains on sale as it allows for more external displays.

What’s more, even though the M1 series chips have great energy efficiency, it doesn’t quite outperform high-end Intel Macs at all benchmarks. In particular, the integrated graphics chip with the M1 cannot be compared with the discrete graphics chips on the high-end iMac or MacBook Pro lines. It is possible that the upcoming M2 chip (or M1X – depending on Apple’s naming) will add CPU and GPU performance, support more Thunderbolt ports and allow output to 2 external displays.

According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is developing a successor to the M1 chip with 20 CPU cores for high-end laptops. Mac ARM desktops like the Mac Pro or the iMac Pro can feature chips with 32 CPU cores.

However, in the Nikkei report, the detailed specifications of the chip are not disclosed, only that the M2 will continue to integrate the CPU, GPU and Neural Engine on the same chip.

It has long been rumored that Apple is about to refresh its 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro lines, with Apple Silicon processors and a new chassis design with the return of the MagSafe port, SD card reader and ports. HDMI. The designs of these unpublished products were revealed in the recent ransom attack by hacker group REvil.

Refer to 9to5Mac

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