Upcoming MacBook Pro Could Use Faster Apple M1X Chip With Increased TDP and More RAM

According to reports, the Apple M1X chip will have a significant improvement over the first-generation M1 chip.


Apple recently launched the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with its custom M1 chip. The company is now rumoured to launch a new MacBook Pro model with a more powerful M1X chip. This M1X MacBook Pro model is expected to launch in March 2021. Apple is yet to make an official announcement on the same. However, specifications of the M1X chip have leaked. According to a new report, the M1X chip will have significant improvements over the M1 chip launched in October 2020. The new MacBook Pro could use a faster M1X chip with increased TDP and more RAM. Let’s take a look at the rumoured spec-sheet of the M1X chip.

Apple MacBook Pro with M1X chip could come with increased TDP and more RAM

Apple is rumoured to launch a new MacBook Pro in March 2021. This new MacBook model will come with the Apple M1X chip that will have increased TDP and more RAM.

According to reports, the M1X chip will have a significant improvement over the first-generation M1 chip. According to specifications shared by WCCF Tech, the M1x will come with a 12-core CPU. It will have eight Firestorm performance cores and four Icestorm power-efficiency ones.

The report further states that the M1x’s performance scores are likely to clock at 3.20GHz. The power-efficiency figures are not mentioned. The chip will have 16 GPU cores and 256 execution units. If true, the M1X will have twice as many performance and GPU cores as the Apple M1. It will also have double the number of execution units as the M1.

With that power, it is also possible that users can connect three external monitors to a single machine with the M1X chip. However, the upgraded performance comes at a cost of increased TDP. The table shows that to obtain this level of performance, the TDP could operate at 35W, and depending on the workload, that value could go up to 45W if required. This could also mean that Apple will use bigger coolers in the upcoming MacBook Pro models. The RAM support is also increased to 32GB compared to M1’s 16GB RAM.

These are rumoured figures and we suggest you take them with a pinch of salt. 

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