No pace distinction between 14″ and 16″ M1X MacBook Professional, says leaker

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When high-end MacBook Execs get their Apple silicon remedy, don’t count on any main observable pace distinction between 14-inch and 16-inch sizes as a result of similar A1X chip.


  • 14″ and 16″ Apple silicon MacBook Execs ought to have the identical efficiency
  • Each fashions ought to run the identical model of Apple’s upcoming M1X chip
  • Upcoming M1X fashions could price greater than the present MacBook Execs

14″ and 16″ MacBook Professional to have equal efficiency?

Leaker Dylandkt wrote on Twitter that each new MacBook Execs will use “the identical chip”—and subsequently have “the identical efficiency” suggesting no clock frequency adjustments or some other modifications between the M1X chips powering these upcoming new laptops.

On the similar time, consumers ought to brace themselves for “a notable enhance in worth” between the upcoming M1X-powered 14-inch mannequin and the present 14-incher which runs the Apple M1 chip. And that’s actually anticipated given the distinction in display screen measurement and CPU/GPU.

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In line with a lot dependable Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, Apple M1X can be upgraded to a 12-core CPU and a 16-core or 32-core GPU for a serious efficiency enhance over the Apple M1 chip which runs 4 CPU cores and eight GPU ones (seven in some base Mac fashions).

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For comparability’s sake, Intel-based variations of the 13-inch MacBook Professional use a 2.3GHz Core i7 chip within the flagship mannequin with Intel’s Iris Plus GPU and 4TB SSD. The Intel chip is paired with 32GB RAM. The flagship 16-inch MacBook Professional makes use of a 2.4Ghz Core i9 chip paired with 64GB RAM, ATI’s Radeon Professional 5600M GPU and 8TB SSD.

The brand new M1X chip ought to leapfrog these Intel chips when it comes to sheer CPU efficiency. On the similar time, it’s unclear whether or not the M1X will assist 32GB or 64GB of unified RAM.

Except for transferring from Intel chips to Apple silicon, these new notebooks from Apple are mentioned to revive among the beloved options that Apple has axed through the years, together with an SD card reminiscence slot and HDMI. Different rumors name for such enhancements as a 1080p net digital camera and mini-LED backlighting offering an OLED-like expertise with options like HDR video and better distinction ranges and extra.

And lastly, the MacBook Professional’s Contact Bar must be a goner.

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