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Apple said to be working on 3nm chips with up to 40 cores for the Mac

By Cookie Monster - on 7 Nov 2021, 11:35am

Apple said to be working on 3nm chips with up to 40 cores for the Mac

The Apple M1 Max chip.

Apple's upcoming Mac chips are expected to maintain a lead over Intel's offerings according to The Information. 

Sources with direct knowledge of the the plans told The Information the second-generation of Apple Silicon chips will be manufactured with an enhanced version of TSMC's 5nm process. These second-generation chips are said to have two dies which allow for more cores.

The third-generation Apple Silicon chips are reportedly a "much bigger leap" as they are expected to be manufactured with TSMC's 3nm process and can have up to four dies for up to 40 cores. In comparison, the current M1 chip has an 8-core CPU while the M1 Pro and M1 Max have 10-core CPUs. A less powerful version of the third-generation chipset is planned for the MacBook Air.

Source: The Information via MacRumours

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