Apple Unveils the Power of Apple M1 Chip

Apple Unveils the Power of Apple M1 Chip
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Finally, the Apple M1 chip arrived with powerful performance and high efficiency optimized for Mac products. With the Apple ecosystem in mind, Apple has developed an M1 chip for Mac products, with the small size of the M1 chip optimized for Mac systems. It integrates the most powerful custom technologies into a single chip with the M1 chip and introduces a unified memory architecture that helps to improve efficiency and performance.

A 5nm process technology packed with a massive 16 billion transistors is used to create the M1 chip. In its class and characteristics, M1 provides industry-leading results and, of course, focuses on energy efficiency. With each Mac product using a built-in M1 chip, M1 will offer a huge performance per watt, can be converted into a completely different class of the product, just like iPhone and iPad (just an example, and you know the rest of the Apple ecosystem)

“There has never been a chip like M1, our breakthrough SoC for the Mac. It builds on more than a decade of designing industry-leading chips for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, and ushers in a whole new era for the Mac,” said Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies.

“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 amazing machine learning performance of the Apple Neural Engine. With its unique combination of remarkable performance, powerful features, and incredible efficiency, M1 is by far the best chip we’ve ever created,” Johny added.

Apple Unveils the Power of Apple M1 Chip
M1 is built using cutting-edge 5-nanometer process technology and is packed with an astounding 16 billion transistors. (Credit: Apple)

Until now, each Mac product uses multiple chips to provide all of its functions, such as processor chips, I/O, protection, and memory. But this technology will be taken care of with the Apple M1 chip to integrate all these thighs into a single chip.

Apple Unveils the Power of Apple M1 Chip
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Introducing a new memory feature called “Unified Memory Architecture” or “UMA,” Apple M1 chip features high-bandwidth, low-latency memory in a single pool within a custom package, ensuring that all the technologies on the M1 chip can access the same data without copying it between different memory pools, helping to increase performance and power consumption.

M1 has two types of cores, high performance, and high performance. Apple M1 is an 8-core CPU with four cores of high performance and four cores of high power. Each high-performance core can offer industry-leading performance while running as efficiently as possible for single-threaded tasks. In low-power silicon, Apple M1 is the world’s fastest CPU cores, M1 is also able to handle multi-threaded workloads at almost lightning speed, and developers can create their apps 3x faster than before. M1 also offers up to 3.5x faster CPU speed, up to 6x faster GPU performance, and machine learning up to 15x faster. M1 also extends the life of the battery up to 2 times longer than previous-gen Macs.

Apple Unveils the Power of Apple M1 Chip
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And the four high-efficiency cores deliver a powerful 10W performance, these four cores deliver much lower power performance compared to the current dual-core MacBook Air, which means that it will allow lightweight, everyday tasks such as checking emails or browsing the web to run.

All these 8-core will work together to provide powerful output for the most challenging tasks and to deliver the best per watt CPU performance in the world.

Apple Unveils the Power of Apple M1 Chip
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M1 is the most advanced 8-core GPU built-in, the world’s fastest integrated personal computing graphics, which can run almost 25,000 threads simultaneously, this 8-core GPU would be able to handle extremely challenging tasks with simple smooth playback of multiple 4K video streams to render complex 3D scenes with 2.6 throughput teraflops.

Apple Unveils the Power of Apple M1 Chip
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By using Apple’s most advanced 16-core architecture, which is performing 11 trillion operations per second, the Neural Engine in M1 will allow up to 15x faster machine learning performance. In order to accelerate CPU and GPU workloads including video analysis, voice recognition, or image processing tasks.

Apple Unveils the Power of Apple M1 Chip
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The M1 chip from Apple is packed with a range of strong custom technologies, such as 1) For higher quality video with better noise reduction, great dynamic range, and improved auto white balance, Apple’s new image signal processor (ISP) 2) For best-in-class security, the new Secure Enclave. 3) A high-performance storage controller for faster and more reliable SSD performance with AES encryption hardware. 4) Engines that encode and decode low-power, highly efficient media for great performance and extended battery life. 5) An Apple-designed Thunderbolt controller with USB 4 support, up to 40Gbps transfer rates, and more peripheral compatibility than ever.

Apple Unveils the Power of Apple M1 Chip
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Apple Unveils the Power of Apple M1 Chip
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Apple Unveils the Power of Apple M1 Chip
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macOS Big Sur is completely designed for Apple’s M1 chip, and Mac users will run a broader variety of apps than ever before with macOS Big Sur and M1. All Mac software from Apple is now Universal and runs natively on M1 systems. With Apple’s Rosetta 2 technology, current Mac apps that have not been upgraded to Universal can run seamlessly. And the applications for the iPhone and iPad will now run directly on the Mac. In addition, Big Sur’s foundations are optimized to unleash the strength of M1, from Metal for graphics to Core ML for machine learning, including developer technologies.

The first batch of Apple’s M1 including, new MacBook Air (you can read more from here), 13-inch MacBook Pro (read more from here), and updated Mac mini (read more from here) is powered by Apple’s M1 chip, and this is the just beginning of the Apple Silicon.

Source: Apple.com


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