Apple is on the way to convert its Mac products to the in-house M1 chip. It launched the M1-equipped MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini last year. This was followed by the introduction of the M1 iMac. Apple has long been rumored to be using in-house silicon on its Mac Pro. However, a new report reveals that Apple could keep at least one Intel model in the upcoming Mac Pro lineup.
New Intel chips suitable for an upgraded Mac Pro were made discovered in the beta of Xcode 13. in addition, BloombergMark Gurman has confirmed that Apple plans to update its Intel-based Mac Pro. The chip data added to the beta is Intel’s third generation scalable Xeon processor, Ice Lake SP. This processor was announced back in April. According to Intel, the chip offers “advanced performance, security, efficiency and built-in AI acceleration to handle IoT workloads and more powerful AI.”
Apple was actually working on an update for the Intel Mac Pro. https://t.co/YgU8KaikeX
– Mark Gurman (@markgurman) June 8, 2021
According to a previous report, Apple is said to be working on an update to the Mac Pro, codenamed Jade 2C-Die and Jade 4C-Die. It is believed that the company plans to launch the upcoming product with an Apple silicon chip with up to 32 high-performance cores, and not 32 or 64, but 128 cores for the graphics!
The upcoming Mac Pro should be available in 20 or 40 processor core variants, which consist of 16 high-performance cores or 32 high-performance cores and four or eight high-performance cores. In addition, the chips are said to contain either 64-core or 128-core options for the graphics. In connection with this, the computing core is one of the highest 28 cores offered by today’s Intel Mac Pro chips.
“Buyers of the high-end Mac Pro desktop planned for next year will likely have a choice of two processors that are either twice or four times as powerful as the new high-end MacBook Pro chip,” said the Bloomberg Report.