Apple has impressed the industry with its big bet on arm processors, first in cell phones and tablets, and since last year in the world of notebook computers. If the M1 finally left many good people speechless, the M1 Pro and M1 Max only brought more ‘hype’ for the apple giant and of course some reasons to give up the old partner Intel.
Even so, the next generation of ARM processors for notebooks will become even more relevant for Apple. Ultimately, Apple will rely on arm processors in 2023, which are based on the 3nm process from TSMC with a total of 40 processor cores! It is no joke! 40 cores in one processor that is said to be extremely efficient thanks to 3nm.
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So, as I said above, Apple stirred up a lot in the industry when it decided to ditch Intel and its core processors to rely on Arm architecture, its own design, and TSMC’s talent in semiconductor manufacturing. But apparently it was the best possible decision, especially with a view to the future.
It seems what comes next will get even better! We are talking about processors with 40 CPU cores, based on the 3nm process from TSMC. Interestingly, there is even the possibility that these new processors could use an MCM (Multi-Chip Module) design. In case you didn’t know, AMD’s strategy was to aggressively increase the number of cores.
In the future, Apple will be able to equip its processors with a maximum of 4 dies, which means a maximum of 40 cores in terms of cores. In other words, we’d be looking at a processor with 4x more cores than the M1 Max! And of course we would also expect a performance increase of well over 400% with the architectural improvements.