Apple just announced its new M2 chip, with 20+ billion transistors on TSMC's still fresh 5nm process node, while it is testing its next-gen M3 chip in-house for a new iMac of the future.
In a new article, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported that: "the company is already working on an M3 chip destined for a future iMac and other products". There are no other details of what Apple will pack into the M3, but I'd like to see something truly beefy for a next-gen Apple iMac desktop system.
Rumors began swirling of the new Apple M3 chip in April 2022, where Bloomberg began teasing the M3 for a future iMac. Bloomberg reported at the time: "Since then, I've heard that the M2 chips aren't the only one in testing within Apple. And if you're waiting for a new iMac, i'm hearing an M3 version of that desktop is already in the works - though I imagine it won't launch until the end of next year at the earliest. Also, for those asking, I still think an iMac Pro is coming. It just won't be anytime soon".
- Read more: Apple M2 Max: 12-core CPU, 38-core GPU, made on TSMC next-gen 3nm
- Read more: Apple's upgraded M2 Pro + M2 Max SoC: on TSMC 3nm node later this year
- Read more: Apple announces next-gen M2 SoC: 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, made on 5nm
- M3: ???
- M2 Max: 10-core CPU, 38-core GPU, unknown transistors on TSMC next-gen 3nm
- M2 Pro: unknown CPU, unknown GPU, unknown transistors on TSMC next-gen 3nm
- M2: 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU + 20+ billion transistors on TSMC second-gen 5nm
- M1 Ultra: 20-core CPU, 64-core GPU + 114 billion transistors on TSMC first-gen 5nm
- M1 Max: 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU + 57 billion transistors on TSMC first-gen 5nm
- M1 Pro: 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU + 34 billion transistors on TSMC first-gen 5nm
- M1: 8-core CPU, 14-core GPU + 16 billion transistors on TSMC first-gen 5nm