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Apple M1 – First Apple Silicon Chipset for Mac



Apple introduced the M1 chipset. It is marketed as Apple’s first Silicon chipset for the Mac.

It is reported that the new chipset will work with a unified memory architecture, an integrated GPU and its own neural engine.

“The first personal computer chip built using industry-leading 5nm technology,” Apple described the M1 chipset unveiled at the One More Thing.

The Apple M1 will be the first chipset in a line of processors that will power Apple’s personal computers and laptops over the next few years.

The M1 chip is powered by four high-performance cores, each of which Apple has dubbed “the world’s fastest.” The cores include a 128 KB data cache and a 12 MB shared L2 cache. They are also reported to work with ultra-wide execution architecture and 192 KB instruction cache.

There are also four highly efficient cores with a wide execution architecture and 128 KB instruction cache. The cores include 4 MB L2 cache and 64 KB data cache.

The chip supports the Secure Enclave technology known from the iPhone and iPad. This means that you can log into a device running on the Apple M1 using a password, fingerprint and face scan.

Source: slashgear

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