Although the world is now facing a shortage of cores, this has not affected Apple’s pace of launching self-developed chips.
Recently, it has been reported
that the second-generation M2 chip of Apple’s self-developed M series chip has been mass-produced, and the new MacBook Pro is expected to be equipped in the future.
According to the news,
Apple’s M2 chip may use TSMC’s 5nm process and is equipped with 12 cores, including 8 performance cores and 4 power-saving cores. It will be shipped as early as July this year and applied to the new version of Mac products.
In fact, there have been reports about the M2 chip before. At last year’s WWDC 2020, Apple CEO Cook said in an interview with the media that it would take two years to get rid of the dependence on Intel chips and update the Mac product line in 2022 Self-developed chip for Arm architecture.
Once M2 is launched, it means that it is not far from the goal set by Cook, and Apple’s new Mac products may all use M2 chips.
Apple has said that the CPU performance of the M1 chip is 85% higher than that of Intel’s chip, the performance of the graphics processor is twice that of Intel, and the performance of the M2 is expected to be 25% higher than that of the M1.
When Apple released the M1 chip last year, it also launched the MacBook Pro and Mac mini equipped with this chip. After Apple released this spring, the M1 chip was also applied to iPad Pro and desktop computers.
Apple’s introduction of the M1 chip with Arm architecture has indeed created more profits for Apple.
Not only the cost has been reduced, but also because of the low power consumption and high performance brought by the M1 chip, Apple’s PC product shipments performed well in the first quarter of 2021, a year-on-year increase of 111.5%, which also made Apple firm to launch its self-developed chip Determination.
It is believed that after Apple launches the M2 chip, it will bring stronger performance to Apple, and it is expected that Apple products equipped with the M2 chip will be more competitive.