Apple yesterday released the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro models equipped with the new M2 chip. And now Apple’s next-generation M-series chip M3 has been revealed.
According to Weibo blogger @Mobile Chip Daren, the Apple M3 processor is currently under design, and its project code name is Palma. It is expected to be taped out in 2023/Q3, still using TSMC’s 3nm process.
And about the semiconductor manufacturing company, TSMC has confirmed that it has increased shipments of its 5-nm process technology family. So that more energy can be put into the production of Apple’s M3 processor faster, which is currently the most advanced technology in TSMC’s product portfolio, or will move to the 3nm process later this year.
And not long ago in April, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said that Apple is already developing an iMac product that is powered by an Apple M3 processor, or it will be released tomorrow. In addition to this, he also said that the iMac Pro will still be released, but the release time may be later.
The Information claims that some Apple M3 chipsets will have up to four dies, which could translate to as many as 40 core CPUs for these processors, while the M1 processor is only 8 cores, and the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors are only 8 cores. 10 cores.