Last week, Apple sent out invites to a “Scary Fast” event that will be taking place on the 30th of October. While the company did not mention what we can expect, it has been speculated that it will be the announcement of the new M3 chipsets that will power Apple’s Mac computers for the next year.
So, what can we expect from the new M3 chipset? According to Mark Gurman’s Power On newsletter, we can look forward to three new chipsets – the M3, the M3 Pro, and the M3 Max, which shouldn’t be surprising given Apple’s past M-series launches.
According to Gurman, the base M3 chipset will most likely feature an octa-core CPU and 10-core GPU, which has a similar configuration as the M2, but will benefit from being faster. The M3 Pro could come in a couple of different configurations, like a 12-core CPU with an 18-core GPU, or a 14-core CPU and a 20-core GPU. As for the M3 Max, which will be the top-of-the-line option, it is expected to pack a 16-core CPU with a whopping 32-40-core GPU.
Apple has been dominating the chipset space when it comes to ARM-based chipsets for computers. Qualcomm did launch its new Snapdragon X Elite recently in which benchmarks suggests that it has caught up with the Apple M1, but it falls short compared to the M2, so if the improvements of the M3 are anything to go by, Apple is expected to maintain their lead for the foreseeable future.