According to foreign media wccftech, Apple launched a plan to develop its own chip in 2020 to fully control its own supply chain.
With the success of the M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max chips, Apple today launched the M1 Ultra, which became the last product in the M1 series.
As a performance monster M1 Ultra, Apple encapsulated the two M1 Maxes together through the UltraFusion architecture to form a large Soc, and because the two chips can communicate with each other, the bandwidth reached 2.5TB. In terms of performance, the M1 Ultra is also double that of the M1 Max.
Such a large chip, the size will naturally not be small, foreign media wccftech released a comparison chart of M1 and M1 Ultra, it can be seen that the volume of M1 Ultra has reached 8 times that of M1!
moreover The M1 Ultra has seven times more transistors than M1, with 16 billion transistors and the M1 Ultra reaching a staggering 114 billion transistors, a new record.
The M1 Ultra also has a 64-core GPU built in, while the M1 has only a maximum of 8 core GPUs. The M1 Ultra also supports 128GB of unified memory, and the memory bandwidth is as high as 800GB/s.
Given the heat performance caused by the size and performance of the M1Ultra, it is obviously not suitable for thin and light portable devices such as MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, and can only be applied to desktop devices such as Mac Studio that are slightly larger and optimized for heat dissipation.
This makes people wonder what kind of performance the next generation of M2 chips will bring, according to recent exposures, M2 chips are likely to be available this autumn.