The New MacBook Pro Chips Flex the Power of Custom Silicon

The new M1 Pro and M1 Max better integrate the computers’ hardware with their software—much like the iPhone.

The combination of the Windows operating system and Intel chips was once so successful that the duo was referred to as “Wintel.” Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptops, revealed Monday, show just how much things have changed.

At the core of Apple’s new 14- and 16-inch computers is a pair of custom chips—the M1 Pro and M1 Max—that demonstrate the benefits of designing your own silicon—especially when you also make the software to run on it.

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, said the MacOS and software apps had been recrafted to

→ Continue reading at WIRED

Similar Articles

Advertisment

Most Popular

‘WarHunt’ Review: Witchcraft Threatens U.S. Soldiers Behind Enemy Lines in This War-Horror Mash-Up

During his 1980s and ’90s heyday as a frightfully prolific star of blood-and-thunder direct-to-video fare, Wings Hauser once aptly described his target audience as...

‘Power of the Dog,’ ‘Dune’ Editors Weave Tension Into Their Cuts

“The Power of the Dog” editor Peter Sciberras was drawn to the psychological tension woven into Jane Campion’s script. That tension underlined the relationship...

Betty White’s 100th Birthday Celebrated by Google With Search Easter Egg

In honor of the late Betty White’s 100th birthday, Google is showering its search page with rose petals — a nod to Rose, her...