The next Apple iMac Pro could feature a 12-core CPU, thanks to a chip based on the Apple Silicon M1 Max chip
If the rumors are true, Apple would have in its boxes a new 27-inch iMac whose formalization could occur in the coming months, but it would not be a simple iMac, but a iMac Pro.
Today, if we are to believe a tweet from the leakster @Dylandkt, we know a number of additional details regarding this machine, and more specifically the processor that will be on board.
The next Apple iMac Pro could have a 12-core CPU
According to the tweet in question, the leakster claims that this computer could use a chip that goes beyond the M1 Max and could have no less than 12 cores.
For those who don’t know, the basic Apple Silicon M1 chip has 7 or 8 cores while the slightly more high-end M1 Pro chip has between 8 and 10. The M1 Max chip, on the other hand, has 10, but also has more memory and a GPU with more cores than the Pro.
A chip based on the Apple Silicon M1 Max chip
This means that this iMac Pro could take advantage of a variant of the M1 Max chip with even more cores, which would logically make it an even more powerful machine.
This information is in line with a report we had in November 2021 which announced that the next Mac Pro could also ship a chip based on the M1 Max rather than the M2 which should also debut this year.
In any case, it will be interesting to see what performance gains this can achieve on the new iMac Pro and Mac Pro, two new generations which, still according to rumors, should make their debut next fall. In other words, if you need to switch Macs, you’d better wait until then, if that’s possible, of course.
I have received confirmation that there will be an additional configuration for the upcoming iMac Pro beyond M1 Max. A 12 Core CPU configuration was tied to a snippet of code referencing the iMac. The internal naming candidate is iMac Pro for a reason. It is targeted towards pros
– Dylan (@dylandkt) January 23, 2022
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.