M1 Pro and M1 Max is awesome, but what about M1 Max Quadro Mac Pro Leaks?

What Mark Gurman tweet is saying?

On Oct 18, 2021 Mark Gurman posted a tweet stating that the next chips will arrive “in at least 2 variations: 2x and 4x the number of CPU and GPU cores as the M1 Max. That’s up to 40 CPU cores and 128 GPU cores on the high-end”

Mark Gurman posted a tweet stating that the next chips will arrive “in at least 2 variations: 2x and 4x the number of CPU and GPU cores as the M1 Max. That’s up to 40 CPU cores and 128 GPU cores on the high-end”

The 40 core CPU will consists of 32 high performance cores and 8 energy efficiency cores.

How can Apple pull a 40-core chip off?

This can be achieved with an “Infinity Fabric Architecture”, similar to the one AMD used with their Ryzen chips, by putting 4 chips together and create 1 EXTREMELY powerful chip.q

AMD EPYC 7000 Series Infinity Fabric Bandwidth

M1 Max Quadro Power usage estimates

So the M1 Max on the MBP, on various benchmarks, has been reached a peak of 92W, and if we multiply:

92W x 4 = 368W M1 Max Quadro

It gives us a 368W ( GPU included ) which is much much less than any other PC on the market. This just blows my mind 🤯.

The Mac Pro will be the King of computers, and will stay there for a while

The next Mac Pro will be at least 4x faster than currently top M1 Max.

Let’s take a few benchmarks and multiply them so that we can estimate a few numbers:

CPU single core: 1750 will probably remain the same.

CPU multi core: 12500 x 4 = 50000 Points on the geek benchmark, (no consumer CPU even come this close ), this is server CPU power, not consumer. And think about the power consumption, heat generating which will be much much better than any CPU competitors. Apply could possibly compete on servers (cloud) with Intel and AMD as well as with Nvidia for the GPU computation.

Is it going to be cheaper?

YES!

Left Intel Xeon chip — Right M1 Max chip

In the image above we have the illustration of 1 wafer from which the CPU or GPU chips are cut. Since the wafers are round, based on the size of the chip there will be some wafer waste material that will add as cost to the non wasted material, to the chips that you are going to buy.

Since the M1 is much much smaller, the waste material will be much less, also from 1 wafer Apple can create more chips.

EDIT: is not Apple that creates the chips, but it is Apple that designs them and also pays for them, so the bigger is the chip size, the more material is wasted.

Sometime the Sun, the moon and the earth are aligned and everything is just great, but this is a rare event. Most of the time we need to be happy with what we have. “quote: Tim Cook ( can’t find the source )”

I think Apple is in the same spot as it was in 2007 when it presented the iPhone. I think Apple is at least 10 years ahead of the competition.

How much will the Mac Pro will cost?

Base Model:
20 core M1 Max Duo
Binned 48-Core GPU
64 Gb of Unified Memory
1 Tb SSD

Base Price could be from $3999 to $5999

Top Model:

40 core M1 Max Duo
128-Core GPU
256 Gb of Unified Memory ( optional up to 1Tb RAM 🤯 )
16 Tb SSD

Base Price could start at $7999

When will this be available?

If you want this for the Christmas of 2021 so that you can play with it, you are is no luck. Those beasts will be available somewhere at the end of 2022.
I think the problem is not Apple not being ready, but the semiconductors industry that is not being able to cover the demand.

So, are you going to buy one?

Thank you for reading.

And as always i remember you that you can clap more than once, and please do, it will help me a lot.

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