Wednesday, May 19th 2021

Redesigned Apple MacBook Pro Coming This Summer with up to 64 GB of RAM and 10-Core Processor

According to Bloomberg, which first predicted the arrival of Apple custom processors in MacBooks, we have another piece of information regarding Apple's upcoming MacBook Pro lineup, set to arrive this summer. As you are aware, MacBook Pro right now comes in two different variants. The first is a smaller 13-inch design that is powered by Apple's M1 chip, while the second is a 16-inch design powered by an Intel Core processor. However, it seems like that will no longer be the case when the next-generation lineup arrives. Starting this summer, all of the MacBook Pro models will have Apple's custom silicon powering these devices, which bring Intel's presence to an end.

And the successor to the now-famous M1 chip seems to be very good. As per the report, Apple is upgrading the architecture and the total core count. There are two different chips, codenamed Jade C-Chop and Jade C-Die. Both are 10-core designs, equipped with two small and eight big cores. The difference between the two is the total number of graphics cores enabled. The smaller version will have 16 graphics cores, while the bigger one will have 32 graphics cores. On the SoC, there will be an updated Neural Engine, for better AI processing. These new processors will come with up to 64 GB of RAM in selected configurations as well. The report also notes the arrival of HDMI port, SD card slot, and MagSafe for charging.
Sources: Bloomberg, via 9to5Mac
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13 Comments on Redesigned Apple MacBook Pro Coming This Summer with up to 64 GB of RAM and 10-Core Processor

#1
watzupken
Good stuff, though its going to be very expensive.
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xtreemchaos
looks lovely, ill be able to get one in T- 8 years :) , im still rocking a 2012 mid and love it.
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Vya Domus
I am a bit doubtful, 4 more CPU cores and 5 more GPU cores would make the chip quite a bit larger and power hungry. Regardless, no matter how fast they are I'd never buy a MacBook, one because of the OS and secondly because more or less every model seems to exhibit some major defect a couple of years down the road.
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brucechow
Vya DomusI am a bit doubtful, 4 more CPU cores and 5 more GPU cores would make the chip quite a bit larger and power hungry. Regardless, no matter how fast they are I'd never buy a MacBook, one because of the OS and secondly because more or less every model seems to exhibit some major defect a couple of years down the road.
What kind of major defects?
I have one 2011 MacBook Air 13’ and one 2013 MacBook Air 11’ running strong with everyday usage. My 2011 had the battery replaced because of too many power cycles and losing effectiveness though.
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#7
umano
brucechowWhat kind of major defects?
I have one 2011 MacBook Air 13’ and one 2013 MacBook Air 11’ running strong with everyday usage. My 2011 had the battery replaced because of too many power cycles and losing effectiveness though.
After the 1st unibody, macbooks had several issues, macbook pro with nvidia cards cooked themself to death, several screen issues mostly due to the polarizing filter, butterfly keyboards.
Cherry on top were the useless 500 $ oled bar and some bad cooling solutions. Macbook air for the most part were so expensive compared to hw they offered that it felt like a fraud.
The first decent macbook in years was/is the 16 pro. Till 2012 I was an heavy mac user, when apple was able to offer the best and most reliable products on the market, then it became a consumer brand and later on a lifestyle brand.
Now with M1 it seems they are trying to set things right. We will see with M2 if they can make pro machines again
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#8
xkm1948
Nice! 64GB would make it quite attractive for a client side desktop. Nice single thread performance, decent multi thread performance. Should be amazing for office works.
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#9
Atnevon
I love my 16"! Its good there is still the carry-over for Intel chips. I wonder what GPU options will be inside. The 5600m has gotten me plenty of nice frames in FInal Fantasy XIV and while pricey made this a very versatile machine in a good form.
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#10
TheinsanegamerN
brucechowWhat kind of major defects?
I have one 2011 MacBook Air 13’ and one 2013 MacBook Air 11’ running strong with everyday usage. My 2011 had the battery replaced because of too many power cycles and losing effectiveness though.
We have entire classroom's worth of dead macbook air 11s that cooked themselves to death over time. Failing logic boards is the most comming point.

Anything with a butterfly keyboard is living on borrowed time, obviously.

Anything new from them has soldered SSDs, so good luck if a chip fails.

Their more recent pros had both overheating issues with the 5600m and charging problems because they pulled too much juice when plugged in.
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#12
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
AleksandarKPlease point out. :)
Someone fixed it now anyway. but originally you spelt 'comming'
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#13
Darmok N Jalad
I frequent both Apple and non-Apple forums, and both are chock-full of hyperbole and old data points. If you build up enough bad press over the last decade, nothing is worth buying. What's funny is how much the people who don't use a product don't want you to use it either. Buy what you want--hopefully you'll enjoy it enough to not worry about what the other guy is buying.
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