Apple debuts M1, the first Apple Silicon chip
At the Apple event, Apple unveiled its first Socs in a family of Apple Silicon chips based on ARM. The Soc is called Apple M1.
Apple M1 is a 5nm processor, based on ARM. It has an eight-core CPU and will be paired with up to an eight-core GPU. Apple also boasts that Appel M1 offers the world’s best performance per watt of a CPU and the world’s fastest integrated graphics.
M1 can deliver the same peak performance as a normal laptop CPU but as a quarter of the power consumption. This octa-core CPU has four of the world’s fastest CPU cores along with four high-efficiency cores.
The GPU has a 16-core Neural Engine. This GPU has 128 execution units, has a peak performance of 2.6 teraflops, and will be able to handle up to 24,576 concurrent threads. Apple M1 will also feature Apple’s neural engine for handling machine learning works.
Apple claims that this chip will allow Mac computers to instantly wake from sleep mode. You will also get powerful performance while running 3D programs or doing editing works. Apple claims that Final Cut Pro is up to six times faster on Apple M1 Chip. The company also confirmed that Adobe software will soon come to the Apple Silicon platform. Lightroom will launch later this year and Photoshop will be available next year.
MacBook Air will be the first Apple notebook to get the new ARM-based Apple Silicon M1 chip.