Apple Launches M1 Pro And M1 Max Chips To Power New MacBook Pros

Two new chips for two new MacBooks.

Apple M1 Max and M1 Pro
Image: Apple

In a surprising turn of events, Apple unveiled not one, but two SoCs for their next-generation MacBook Pros. The latest generation of Apple Silicon comes with its own surprises and fancy numbers. While real-world performance is yet to be tested, these chips are serious business.

Along with the competing chips, Apple took the M1 as a benchmark and showed how the M1 Pro and M1 Max are built upon the same platform, outperforming the M1 chip by miles. Here are the new Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max chips with their performance numbers.

M1 Pro And M1 Max Specifications

SpecificationsApple M1 ProApple M1 Max
CPUUp to 10-core CPU with 8 high-performance cores and 2 efficiency cores10-core CPU with 8 high-performance cores and 2 efficiency cores
GPUUp to 16-core GPU (2x faster than M1)32-core GPU (4x faster than M1)
Memory Bandwidth200GB/s memory bandwidth400GB/s memory bandwidth
Unified MemoryUp to 32GB Up to 64GB
ProRes AcceleratorProRes encode/decode engine2 ProRes accelerators to enable editing 30 streams of 4K ProRes video or up to seven streams of 8K ProRes video in Final Cut Pro
Apple M1 Max and M1 Pro CPU
Image: Apple

With the specifications out of the way, let’s talk comparison. Apple claims that the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips are up to 1.7x faster than the leading 8-core laptops chips. The company also claims that the number is achieved while consuming 70% less power.

Apple M1 Max GPU
Image: Apple

Coming to GPU performance, the M1 Max is compared to compact Pro PC laptop graphics and it claims similar performance for 40% less energy consumption. The M1 Pro and M1 Max also maintain a consistent CPU and GPU performance on the battery power as well as while charging.

Among other numbers, Apple claims a 20 times faster machine learning performance, 10 times faster ProRes transcode in Compressor and a whopping 57 billion transistors on the M1 Max chip. You can check out the new MacBook Pros powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Both the new models are up for order now. Apple also launched the AirPods 3 along with new Apple Music and plans and HomePod Mini colors.

Manik Berry

Manik Berry

With a Master’s degree in journalism, Manik writes about big tech and has a keen eye for political-tech news. In his free time, he’s browsing the Kindle store for new stuff read. Manik also adores his motorcycle and is looking for new routes on weekends. He likes tea and cat memes. You can reach him at [email protected]
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