It is included in three new desktop and laptop models, introduced yesterday
By Desirée Jaimovich November 11, [email protected] Share on FacebookShare Share on TwitterTweet Share on WhatsAppShare
Apple released its M1 chip based on ARM architecture
In this way, it leaves aside the Intel processors that were used until now in its computers to start using the Apple processor based on ARM architecture, manufactured with 5-nanometer technology and which has 16,000 million transistors. These two numbers speak of great power in a small size, that is to say that the new chips offer greater performance while ensuring energy efficiency.
M1 integrates 16 billion transistors
M1 offers up to 3.5 times faster CPU performance, up to 6 times faster GPU performance, and Apple's neural engine machine learning that's up to 15 times higher than other PCs. In addition, it doubles the battery life compared to the previous generation.
“When it comes to low-power silicon, M1 has the world's fastest CPU core, the world's fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer, and the incredible machine learning performance of Apple's neural engine. With its unique combination of remarkable performance, powerful features and incredible efficiency, M1 is by far the best chip we have ever created, “said Johny Srouji, Apple's senior vice president of Hardware Technologies in a statement released by the company.
M1 integrates an 8-core CPU consisting of four high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. The 8 cores can work together to optimize computer performance.
The chip features a unified architecture that bundles high-bandwidth, low-latency memory into a single pool within a custom package. This allows all the technologies in the SoC to access the same data without copying it between multiple memory pools, further improving performance and efficiency, as detailed on Apple's official blog.
The three new Macs that Apple presented yesterday integrate the M1 chip
Regarding the graphics part, it stands out that the GPU has 2.6 teraflops of performance: it is capable of executing almost 25,000 threads simultaneously, which allows it to reproduce multiple 4K video streams as well as render 3D scenes smoothly.
The M1 has 16 cores capable of 11 trillion operations per second , enabling Apple's neural engine to deliver up to 15 times higher machine learning performance than previous generations.
On the other hand, it was highlighted during the presentation that the macOS Big Sur operating system is designed to take advantage of the power, security protections and battery life that the M1 offers.