Apple is reportedly testing an M3 Extremely chip with a significant CPU bump from 24 cores within the M2 Extremely to 32 cores within the subsequent technology model of the chip, in keeping with Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in at the moment’s Energy On e-newsletter. Developer logs reportedly additionally present a base configuration with 64 GPU cores and a top-end model with 80 GPU cores for Apple’s huge desktop chip.
You will get an M2 Extremely Mac with a 60-core or 76-core GPU proper now, making the subsequent model of the chip a extra modest enchancment, from a graphics-processing standpoint, versus final yr’s leap. The M2 Extremely at its high configuration noticed a 12-core bounce from the 64-core GPU of a maxed-out M1 Extremely Mac Studio.
The Bloomberg report says once more that Apple is releasing M3 Macs in October — including a new iMac — but additionally reiterates that we received’t see computer systems with the M3 Professional or M3 Max till subsequent yr. Gurman predicts an M3 Extremely chip might be a late-2024 launch “on the earliest,” primarily based on Apple’s previous launch schedule.