Apple’s first self-developed PC processor Apple Silicon has confirmed that it has a 12-core configuration

Apple's self-developed desktop CPU and graphics card are built using TSMC’s 5nm process.

At WWDC this year, Apple finally made it clear that it would launch Apple Silicon products. Which will launch on MacBooks later this year, to replace the Intel x86 processor that has been around for many years.

According to the latest news from whistleblower a_rumors0000, a foreign source, Apple Silicon has confirmed that it has a 12-core configuration. But, unfortunately he did not provide more details.

This is in line with some previous reports, and even the rumored 12-core Apple Silicon features 8 performance cores (large core) and 4 performance cores (small core). Which will be released in the fourth quarter with the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Although the specific performance of the 12-core Apple Silicon is still in doubt, taking the Mac Mini development machine running A12Z Bionic as an example, even if the chipset runs applications through the intermediate translation layer Rosetta 2 (performance loss is inevitable), it still beats the Surface, Pro X. Not only that, but the GPU of A12Z Bionic also beats Ryzen 5 4500U and Core i7-1065G7 iGPU in the OpenCL test.

This could mean that the 12-core Apple Silicon not only provides a powerful guarantee of computing and graphics performance. But the 13-inch MacBook Pro’s motherboard will take up less space, which will extend battery life over previous Intel-based products.

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