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During its event on Monday evening, Apple announced the M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max, with 80% performance improvements. higher than the original M1 chip.
The new chipsets are an industry first using dynamic GPU caching, allowing the system to reserve resources for when they're needed most. This new technology will ensure stable operation even in the most resource-intensive projects.
The new feature set also includes mesh shading, which enables advanced geometry processing that allows you to render complex scenes. This mesh shading indicates significant investment in gaming technology, especially when combined with the first introduction of ray tracing into Mac hardware.
Ray tracing provides realistic lighting and complements 3D rendering, which is now even faster with the new M3 line. The performance improvement is expected to be 30% faster than the M1 chip, and the core efficiency is 50% higher than Apple's first-generation chip.
Performance is also independent of power costs, with Apple touting that the M3 processor's performance consumes half the power of the M1 chip and more than 1/5 the power of Intel equivalents.
The M3 chip includes an 8-core processor and a 10-core GPU. Similarly, the M3 Pro features a 12-core CPU and 18-core GPU, while the Max features a powerful 16-core CPU and 40-core GPU supporting up to 128GB of unified memory.
While the M3 and M3 Pro chips will be available next week, the M3 Max chips won't hit the scene until late November. The M3 line will be available on the 14-inch MacBook Pro and the newly updated 24-inch iMac.
Significant performance improvements to attract Intel-based Mac owners
The 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M3 Pro chip will likely be the most common configuration for most upgrades. This setup will run Adobe Photoshop 40% faster compared to a MacBook Pro with the M1 Pro chip.
At the extreme end of the spectrum, the M3 Max chip promises to make the most intensive workflows smoother and more efficient. controlled. Apple claims that dynamic system simulations in MathWorks MATLAB are 5.5 times faster than the most robust Intel-based Macs.
For those who haven't upgraded to the Apple Silicon family yet, you have a good reason to do so as the M3 Max model is 11 times faster than an Intel-based processor. Additionally, increased performance has the added benefit of longer battery life rather than reduced capacity.