The launch of apple's new M1 chip for Mac computers at tonight's "One more thing" conference" will power its new generation of Arm-based Mac.M1 has 16 billion transistors, including CPU, GPU, neural engine and unified memory architecture, 5 nm process. Apple said the new processor will focus on power efficiency, with a set of eight core CPUs that provide the world's best CPU performance per watt, providing the same peak performance as a typical laptop CPU at a quarter of its power consumption.
Four high performance cores with four high efficiency cores. Combined with the 8-core integrated graphics core and a 16 core neural engine, the M1 chip has been optimized for machine learning
M1 has a USB 4 controller, a media encoding and decoding engine, and a security zone known as a "secure enclave ". of secure start-up and automatic encryption based on hardware verification represents a major leap in security.
M1 uses a unified memory architecture, which means that applications can access more video memory than ever before.AppleM1 has not been optimized for all professional applications. Apple claims that the chip can instantly wake the MAC from sleep mode and provide stable performance even when running 3D programs or editing raw photos.
Apple says it has optimized all applications for new processors. Final Cut Pro speed up to six times, Logic Pro audio track processing capacity is three times the original. Apple said applications from third-party suppliers such as Adobe will also be launched. Lightroom will be launched later this year, Photoshop next year.
Apple also provides Rosetta 2 translation software for applications that are not optimized for new processors, and even those applications that require high graphics performance can work well with Rosetta. Existing IOS andiPadOS applications will also run natively on the new processor.