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Experts analyzed the internals of the Apple M1 chip and compared it with the A14 Bionic SoC

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Tech Insights portal experts analyzed the internals of the Apple M1 chip and compared them to the internals of the Apple A14 Bionic SoC, which is used in the iPhone 12 and iPad Air 4.

The A14 and M1 chips are designed by Apple and manufactured using the most advanced microelectronics technology – the 5nm process. TSMC N5.

Tech Insights has the ability to take photographs of crystals, as well as conduct structural and circuit analyzes of microelectronics developed using technology up to 5 nm.

The experts found that the A14 chip has a similar design to the M1, it is optimized for mobile devices and has a 37% smaller die size than the M1. Both chips have multi-core central (CPU) and graphics processing units (GPU), they have a neural processor (NP) to perform various AI tasks. It is noteworthy that the M1’s CPU cache is larger than that of the A14, but its system cache is 20% smaller.

Table showing the difference in dimensions (areas) and number of elements of the M1 chip compared to the A14 chip.

Experts Analyzed the internals of the Apple M1 chip and compared it with the A14 Bionic SoC

Tech Insights said that in January 2021 it will release a detailed report analyzing the elements and design of the circuitry of the A14 and M1 chips.

Hacker News Users hope that Tech Insights will release additional information and label the rest of the M1 chip.

June 22, 2020 at the 31st WWDC 2020 Developer Conference Tim Cook announced about a historic event – Apple will use ARM processors in the Mac. This is the third change in architecture in the history of the company.

On November 10, 2020, Apple introduced the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13, and Mac mini on the new M1 ARM processors.

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Bloomberg editor Mark Gurman spoke about the new Apple M2 processors – four models are expected

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Bloomberg editor Mark Gurman spoke about the new Apple M2

Earlier this month, Apple announced the new M2 processor at the WWDC presentation. It is used in the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, but Cupertino is said to be preparing several modifications of it. Apple is said to be preparing M2 Pro, M2 Max, M2 Ultra, and M2 Extreme processors for Mac mini, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro devices.

Bloomberg editor Mark Gurman spoke about the new Apple M2 processors - four models are expected

Bloomberg editor Mark Gurman said that Mac mini computers will receive options with M2 and M2 Pro processors. The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops will feature the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. An entry-level 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip is also expected. Their release date is unknown.

Bloomberg editor Mark Gurman spoke about the new Apple M2 processors - four models are expected

Finally, Gurman believes that Apple plans to introduce the M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme chips. The company has previously hinted that the Mac Pro could be released soon, but no further details have been released. Perhaps these processors are just intended for the Mac Pro.

The timing of the announcement and release of the most powerful PC from Apple has not yet been specified.

Previously, Gurman said that the MacBook Air (2022) will be released in the colors of older models.

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Valve Specialist Explains Why You Shouldn’t Install Too Long SSDs in Steam Deck

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Valve Specialist Explains Why You Shouldnt Install Too Long SSDs

A few days ago, information appeared on the network that it was possible to install a longer SSD in the Steam Deck than planned. However, such interference may adversely affect the life of the console.

Valve Specialist Explains Why You Shouldn't Install Too Long SSDs in Steam Deck

By default, the Steam Deck uses a 30mm SSD, however, players were able to install a 42mm long model with more memory. To do this, I had to move the fixing screw on the motherboard and remove the thermal pad.

According to Valve designer Lawrence Young, who participated in the development of the console, this should not be done. The fact is that larger drives consume more energy and heat up more. And ditching the thermal pad makes things even worse as the console starts to overheat.

Valve Specialist Explains Why You Shouldn't Install Too Long SSDs in Steam Deck

Please, do not do that. The charger chip becomes very hot, so do not move nearby thermal pads. In addition, most M.2 2242 drives use more power and run hotter than the ones the Steam Deck is designed to handle. It may seem that this modification works, but it will significantly reduce the life of your portable PC.‘, Young said.

Note that the console officially supports three SSD options – 64 GB, 256 GB and a faster 512 GB.

Previously, it was reported how you can significantly increase the autonomy of the Steam Deck console.

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The power consumption of the Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards will not be as huge as that of the GeForce RTX 40

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The power consumption of the Radeon RX 7000 series graphics

Rumors are actively attributing huge power consumption up to 600 W and even higher to GeForce RTX 40 video cards. Radeon RX 7000 cards will also consume more than the current generation.

The power consumption of the Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards will not be as huge as that of the GeForce RTX 40

AMD Senior Vice President Sam Naffziger revealed some details about the RDNA 3 architecture and products based on it. He also touched upon the topic of energy consumption.

The demand for gaming and computing performance is increasing, while at the same time the development of technical processes is slowing down quite sharply. Thus, the power level will only increase. We now have a multi-year roadmap with very significant energy efficiency improvements to offset this curve, but the trend is there.

Performance is critical, but even if our designs are more energy efficient, that doesn’t mean we won’t raise power levels if competitors are doing the same. They’ll just have to raise them much higher than us.

Thus, the Radeon RX 7000 line, despite the previously stated 50 percent advantage (over the RX 6000) in power efficiency, will stand out for its high power consumption simply because of the huge performance boost. At the same time, AMD is confident that Nvidia will have to increase power consumption even higher.

For now, the RX 6000 line is more power efficient than the GeForce RTX 30, although the difference isn’t huge. Previously, there were rumors that the top-end RX 7900 XT will consume 450 watts versus 600 watts in the case of the RTX 4090, but so far these are just rumors.

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