Apple M1X specs and performance metrics allegedly leaked through a benchmarking website. The listing suggests that the Apple M1X – the rumored successor to the Apple M1 – scales from the 8 CPU cores of its predecessor to 12 CPU cores. Apple is reportedly working on an update to its ARM-based M1 SoC that it launched last year, and previous leaks suggest it could be called the Apple M1X. However, the listing contains the restriction that the information is based on a “preliminary test” and that the technical details and of course the benchmarking results could be important for the final product. As always, Apple didn’t say anything about working on a new chipset.
The specifications and performance of the Apple M1X were listed by the CPU Monkey benchmarking site. It is suggested that the Apple M1 successor, which is expected to be called the Apple M1X, will have 12 CPU and 16 GPU cores compared to the 8 CPU and 8 GPU cores of its predecessor. The Apple M1X is still listed for a maximum clock rate of 3.2 GHz and is based on the 5 nanometer architecture – just like the M1. If the information turns out to be correct, it would appear that Apple will focus more on improving both the processing power and the graphics performance of its new chipset.
The listing suggests a Cinebench R23 single-core score of 1514 and a multi-core score of 14450 for the Apple M1X and is below Intel Core i9-10850K, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and Intel Core i9-7900X in both points . The report ranks the Apple M1X in second place after the Intel Core i7-11700K in Geekbench 5 (64-bit) single-core test. However, the “before the sample” restriction with a listing earlier than expected makes the results a little more suspicious than usual.
Apple is ready to update its MacBook models with a new chipset by the summer of this year. Previously, unofficial renderers tried to put together what the upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models would look like, based on leaks and rumors if Apple didn’t reveal anything about them.
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