At the early morning conference on the 19th of last month, Apple launched their second-generation self-developed Mac chips M1 Pro and M1 Max. The former integrates 33.7 billion transistors and the latter integrates 57 billion, which is much higher than the first generation. Self-developed 16 billion transistors of Mac chip M1.With the launch of M1 Pro and M1 Max and the launch of MacBook Pro equipped with these two chips, more detailed information about M1 Pro and M1 Max has gradually surfaced, and Apple executives have also revealed information on research and development.
Apple vice presidents TimMillet and Tom Boger talked about the development process of M1 Pro and M1 Max in an interview recently.
Tim Millett and Tom Borg revealed in interviews that for the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, Apple’s goal is to significantly improve performance, but at the same time maintain a familiar architecture for developers and professionals. This also puts forward higher requirements for the R&D team.
The newly-launched M1 Pro and M1 Max have significantly improved performance compared to M1. It has also been asked whether it took longer to develop. In this regard, the two Apple vice presidents interviewed said that their first generation of self-developed Mac chips was based on their decades of chip research and development accumulation. M1 Pro and M1 Max are in a shorter period of time. Completed the research and development, and increased the research and development efforts.