The 16-inch MacBook Pro with the Apple M1X processor is even faster than the current M1 processor. While Apple hasn’t shared any information about a new 16-inch MacBook Pro or M1X processor, one tipster claimed the latter will debut with the larger MacBook Pro through a tweet last weekend. The tipster also shared some details about the alleged M1X processor, but also said the name is not final. Apple launched the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini devices with M1 technology earlier this month, and the new processor left its Intel peers in the dust.
According to an older tweet from the well-known tipster LeaksApplePro, the 16-inch MacBook Pro comes with the new Apple M1X processor, which is even more powerful than the current M1 of the latest MacBook models. While the M1 has eight cores, the M1X should have 12 cores, eight of which will be performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. The tipster adds that the MacBook Pro with M1X processor is featured in a press release, but no timeline has been published for it.
Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro is a premium laptop that can be equipped with an octa-core Intel Core i9 processor. It debuted last November and was a powerful laptop despite some thermal limitations. If there is the rumored 16-inch M1X-powered MacBook Pro, the performance of the M1X with active cooling in a larger size would be very interesting given the efficiency of the M1 processor in smaller laptops. The tipster quotes a source: “If you think M1 is fast, you haven’t seen M1X.”
Earlier this month it was reported that a 14-inch MacBook Pro laptop with an M1 processor could hit the market next year as well.
The M1-performing MacBook laptops outperformed their Intel counterparts in all benchmarks, and there’s no doubt that the M1 processor is more efficient, although there is still some work to be done with app support.
MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini with Apple’s M1 processor launched earlier this month with the same design as previous-generation Intel-based MacBook models. Last week it was reported that the revamped models with the M1 processor will debut in the second half of next year.
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