Apple is developing a new ARM-based processor with up to 32 high-performance CPU cores that could be in the Mac in the second half of 2021 or the new “half-size Mac Pro” in 2022, according to a new Bloomberg report.
Apple will also reportedly develop CPU designs with 16 high-performance cores and four energy-efficient cores for the new Mac Pro, MacBook Pro and iMac versions. In addition, future Apple processors will be designed with gpus with up to 128 dedicated cores.
With news of its upcoming processor, Apple has just released the first Mac powered by its own chip. The new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini both use the company’s M1 chip, which has a CPU with four high-performance cores and four high-performance cores.
In addition to increasing the number of CPU cores, Bloomberg reports that Apple is also working on chips with more GPU cores. While the current M1 chip has seven or eight GPU cores, Apple is currently testing models with 16 and 32 cores.