Apple’s next-gen Macs will use the new M1 chip. From now going forward, the world of Mac Computers has changed from how we have grown to know it as the company has taken a different direction when it comes to its computer architecture.
The M1 Mac chip is considered to be a big brother to the existing A-series chip which runs its the majority of its iPhones as well as the most recent iPhone 11. Apple says the M1 chip will bring new power and battery life to its set of personal computers.
According to Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies, Johny Srouji, the company’s goal with the chip was to achieve industry-leading performance and features while relentlessly focusing on performance efficiency.
The new M1 chip, in a MacBook Air provides a battery life of up to 15 hours of web browsing and 18 hours of video while the processor speed is 3.5 times faster than that of the previous Intel-based model. Hey intel, you better work day and night now. Apple also said the graphics are 5 times faster. This just means that the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is up to 3 times faster than the best-selling Intel machine according to Apple.
The new processor has over 16 billion transistors which is up from 11 billion in the A14 Bionic chip running on the iPhone 12 which lets Apple increase its central processing cores from 6 to 8 cores. The M1 has four high-performance cores for heavy-duty work and four high-efficiency cores for low-priority tasks.