Apple M1 Pro & M1 Max: taken to extremes

Apple has not presented one, no two new chips for its brand new Macbook Pro models. The M1 Pro and the M1 Max. Both are technologically based on the M1, but push the specifications to completely new heights.

The M1 Pro consists of an incredible 33.7 billion transistors and contains up to 32 GB LPDDR5 RAM, which is connected with a 256-bit bus width. This should enable transfer rates of up to 200 gigabytes per second. A dream value! Compared to the M1, the chip has two more CPU cores, there are now ten cores instead of eight, only two of which contain the slow, energy-saving Icestorm core. So you get eight full-fledged Firestorm cores with the highest performance. That is twice as many as in the M1 chip! According to Apple, the performance should be around 70 percent higher than in the M1.