techno.rentetan.com – Yesterday Apple displayed its new M1 powered iMac, and it sure comes in many fine colours. Apart from the processor, the whole thing was slimmed down to only 0.6 inches (11.5 millimeter) thick and has some smart features like a magnetic power cord and an Ethernet port in the power block. The redesign is subtle enough to appeal to the fans as well as sceptics of Apple, but dynamic enough to distinguish themselves from previous iMac generations.
But Apple was safely playing with the hardware on the new iMacs and may not feel that another homemade chip had to be introduced less than a year after it had first made its M1 debuts. As we already know, rumors of an M1 processor were previously wrong. Instead, the new iMacs have the same M1 as theMacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini-Oh yeah and the new iPad Pro, with a 12-core behemoth with eight high-performance cores and four efficient cores and a 15-core GPU with 256 EUs (execution units).
Yeah, it’s strange but probably isn’t as strange to Apple’s PC enthusiasts. We all had a long time to accept the various PC and Mac processor settings, and while the rumors don’t help, we hope that higher-end (and more expensive) computers will get high-end components. It seems that Apple is not the way that the company is dealing with its M1 roll-out.
See the 27″ Intel-based iMacs from Apple: Configurations of six, eight and ten cores are available, and each processor has up to 4.5GHz, 4.8Ghz, or 5.0GHz boost clocks. Each model has its own clock speeds and VRAM, and has a different GPU. Using PC hardware enthusiasts, every little species is selected and the number of frames per second can be analyzed from another 100 or 200 MHz core frequency. We know that the 10-core computer will cost more because it is the stronger device.
The same logic is not applicable now for macOS or iOS devices. In addition to what SSD or how much DRAM you want, the price literally increases by device size, not what it necessarily contains. Laptop and desktop PCs can cost the same or nearly the same price depending on the components inside, in particular gaming PCs. (Now market conditions for CPU and GPU aside.)
You’ll have consistent performance from one device to another if you are a Mac user, particularly if you have purchased in the entire Apple ecosystem. Apple is all about seamless transitions, and the software has this down. (We saw macOS even embrace an aesthetic of iOS more, down to the icons.) Now, this continuity extends to the hardware level so that you decide which device fits your requirements best.
Going back to the new iMac and iPad: both are equipped with the same M1 8-core processor, with a 7-core or 8-core GPU depending on your model. (The 7-core models are lower-priced) The same configuration applies to MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini. Apple not only fulfills its reputation for intuitive and easy-to-use devices, but also differentiates itself further from the PC and Windows market. Now that you have an Intel Core i5 and an Intel Core i7, or the difference of the cores and the strands, you do not have to translate it from its own processor. The M1 is the M1 and it is all an Apple user needs to know for every purpose.
A bunch of different processors are available for one system with Intel and AMD. For a bunch of different systems with Apple there is one processor. A prospective Apple user is less likely to get stuck because they can reasonably expect several Apple devices to do the same.
Intel and AMD, both PC processors, have a wide variety of different price variables. CPUs are built-in and free, and CPUs work with only certain motherboards and chipsets because the socket is redesigned every couple of years. And this is only the processors in the desktop. There is an entirely different laptop ecosystem. It is almost like you were studying for a test to catch up with all the changes if you are not a hardware-conscious person or have been out of the pc loop in past few years.
Maybe Apple had no 12-core monsters ready for the iMac yet, or the firm’s rollout due to the current chip shortage might be extremely careful. Nothing is worse than bringing your new iMac into the world just as it is supplied by production capacities of foundries and the supply of raw materials. Much the same chip may be easier to produce at this time. The 12-core M1 is also possible in future only in the iMac version of 27-inch.
Right now, Apple need not have a new chip. It can wait a little longer and get out of the chip shortage by porting more programs and apps on its M1 processor natively. Then, crossed fingers, we are going to get a 12-core monster which any PC enthusiast must respect.