Apple is working on several new generations of its M-series Apple silicon chips; one of these is expected to be released in 2023 under the codename “M3” and will be built with the latest in chip manufacturing technology from TSMC.
The M3 chip from Apple is widely regarded as the company’s next generation of silicon. It’s true that the first gadgets using the M2 chip won’t be available until next month. Even if we are still promised an M2 Pro, an M2 Max, and an M2 Ultra, the length of time it takes to produce a new model gives us good reason to believe that testing of the M3 has already begun.
When Apple decided to stop using Intel and start making its own system on a chip, it shook things up. The M1 was the initial product, and it was included in the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini that were released in November of 2020. And it lived up to expectations with lightning-fast processing and excellent efficiency.
Both leakers and analysts have talked about the M3 chipset, with one source speculating that two different SKUs, one with an 8-core CPU and the other with a 10-core CPU, are possible. Many Apple products, such as the iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air, and, not surprisingly, the MacBook Pro, have been linked to the next-gen silicon.
N3 is a new 3-nanometer (3 nm) chip design from TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company). TSMC’s 5-nanometer technology is used in the current M1 and M2 devices. The power and efficiency gains from transitioning to 3-nanometer would be substantial. According to TSMC, 3-nanometer chip designs will enter mass production in the fourth quarter of this year.
When compared with TSMC’s N5 technology, TSMC’s N3 technology is said to provide a 15% increase in speed while using the same power and a 30% reduction in power while using the same speed.
Standard ” M1 ” chips are used in Apple’s entry-level MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Air models, while ” M1 Pro ” and ” M1 Max ” chips are used in Apple’s high-end MacBook Pro models.
If Apple maintains this naming approach, lower-end M3 processors may be found in Apple’s entry-level computers, while M3 Pro and M3 Max chips with up to 40 compute cores could be found in high-end Macs. The rumors claim Apple has an M3 iMac in testing right now.
Even without the upcoming M3 versions, the top-tier MacBooks remain lightning quick thanks to their M1 Pro and M1 Max processors. Furthermore, the new MacBook Air (2022) will be released next month, providing a powerful M2-chip notebook at a somewhat cheaper price.