Apple is testing the M3 chipset with a 12-core processor and 18-core GPU. . In the latest Power On newsletter, Gurman reports that a source sent him App Store developer notes that show the chip is working in an unannounced MacBook Pro with macOS 14. release next year.
Note that the M3 line is expected to benefit from TSMC’s advantages. The move from 5nm to 3nm appears to be the reason for the increase in core density. If you remember, and has eight- and 10-core processors along with 14- and 16-core GPUs. In other words, the M3 Pro reportedly has 50 percent more CPU cores than its first-generation predecessor. According to Gurman, Apple went with an even split between high-performance and efficient cores in the new silicon. According to him, the chip was found to be configured with 36 GB of RAM. For context, the M2 Pro starts with 16GB of storage, and you can upgrade it to 32GB of RAM.
Of course, before Apple can announce the M3 Pro, the company needs to release the standard M3 chip first. “My belief is that the first Macs with M3 chips will start arriving later this year or early next year,” notes Gurman. Meanwhile, Apple is expected to announce the newest Mac at WWDC 2023 next month.