Recently, Apple has launched its M1 chipset which is the company’s first processor under the Apple Silicon lineup. It is based on ARM architecture. Apple also launched three Mac devices powered by the M1 chipset. With this, it kicked off the transition from Intel to its own chipsets.
According to rumors, this year, Apple might launch another Apple Silicon chipset and a few other Mac devices. Note that as of now, Apple has not yet officially revealed anything but a new leak has spilled the beans of the upcoming chipset.
The successor of the Apple M1 has been reportedly spotted online on a benchmarking platform. However, it seems that the specifications of the chipsets are more of protection rather than results.
The report suggests the chipset named “M1X” will come with a 12 core CPU, an upgrade over the M1’s 8 core CPU. The internal GPU is also expected to have 16 cores instead of an 8 core GPU in M1. Just likes its predecessor, it is being rumored to come with a clocking speed of 3.2 GHz. It will be based on a 5 nm process.
The benchmark results which appeared on CPU Monkey revealed “pre sample” specifications of the “M1X” chipset. As of now, no specification is confirmed so we recommend our readers to consider this with a pinch of salt.
The upcoming Apple Silicon chipset is expected to power the upcoming 14 inches MacBook Pro, 16 inches MacBook Pro, and 27 inches iMac devices. As per other reports, Apple is also working on other chips with 16 core and 32 core graphics processing.