A new report says that Apple is working on an Apple Silicon Mac Pro with up to 40-core processors and 128-core graphics. These new Mac Pro models will replace the current Intel Mac Pro models which are powered by Intel Xeon processors and AMD graphics.
2022 Apple Silicon Mac Pro will feature 64 and 128 core graphics chips
The report by Mark Gurman of Bloomberg claims that the new 2022 Mac Pro model will be available in two Apple Silicon processor variants, both of which will be two to four times faster than the Apple Silicon chip in the upcoming MacBook Pro models. The core count in these chips will be as follows:
- 20 core chip: 16 high-performance cores, 4 high-efficiency cores
- 40 core chip: 32 high-performance cores, 8 high-efficiency cores
Apple is also developing graphics chips to power these new Mac Pro models which will feature 64 or 128 cores.
Codenamed Jade 2C-Die and Jade 4C-Die, a redesigned Mac Pro is planned to come in 20 or 40 computing core variations, made up of 16 high-performance or 32 high-performance cores and four or eight high-efficiency cores. The chips would also include either 64 core or 128 core options for graphics. The computing core counts top the 28 core maximum offered by today’s Intel Mac Pro chips, while the higher-end graphics chips would replace parts now made by Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
The report goes on to say that Apple has also been working on a larger iMac for some time but work had been put on hold to focus on the newly launched M1 iMac.
The new Mac Pro has been in the works for several months and is expected to look like a smaller version of the current design, which was launched in 2019, Bloomberg News has reported. Apple has also been working on a larger iMac with in-house processors, but development of that version was paused months ago in part to let Apple focus on releasing the redesigned 24-inch model this month.
The new Mac Pro will be part of Apple’s plan to convert all of its Mac from Intel and AMD chips to its own in-house Apple Silicon.