Apple’s new processor is coming, and two kinds of MacBook Pros will be available
Apple is rumored to have another premiere in October, featuring a high-end Mac mini. Apple narrowly unveiled the M1 processor a year ago, in November 2020, replacing Intel chips in the manufacturer’s computers.
Shortly after the presentation, rumors started about another improved tile, the M1X, which has been heard about ever since. Most recently, when the iPhone 13 was unveiled, the news popped up that the Cupertino company would be holding another event in October.
Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman now writes that Apple is expected to pull a MacBook Pro with an M1X chip and a high-end Mac mini out of the hat.
The chip is said to have two versions, so in principle, we can expect two different types from the MacBook Pro. Both units would have ten cores, 8 of which would be high-performance, and two would be energy-efficient. The difference will be the graphics processor: 16 of its cores would work in one and 32 in the other.
Gurman, however, believes the M1X will not be a second-generation chip, just an improved version of the M1, with slightly better graphics performance.