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The last stronghold of Intel in the camp of the “enemy”. Details of Apple Silicon Platforms for New Mac Pro Revealed

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Apple has ditched Intel processors in most of its computers. One of the last strongholds of Intel is the Mac Pro. And it was about him that the details appeared.

Yes, the M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs are very powerful, but the Mac Pro has always received monstrous Xeon CPUs with a huge number of cores. What can Apple offer in this segment?

According to the source, the company is preparing at least two of its own SoCs for the new Mac Pro. There may be more configurations, just the company will disable some of the cores in the CPU and GPU, as it is doing now. According to early reports, we are talking about single-chip systems with a 20-core CPU and 40-core CPU. In the first case, the SoC will have 16 large and 4 small cores, and in the second there will be 32 and 8, respectively. There is no data on the GPU, although there were rumors about 64 and 128 cores.

Given the performance of the M1 Max SoC with a 10-core processor and 32-core GPU, one can only imagine what Apple’s new platforms for the Mac Pro and possibly the iMac Pro will be capable of.

There were also earlier rumors about the size of the new Mac Pro, which will be roughly comparable to the Power Mac G4 Cube, released 20 years ago.

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48-core CPU, 160-core GPU and 384GB RAM. This could be the platform of the new Apple Mac Pro

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48 core CPU 160 core GPU and 384GB RAM This could be

Apple has already migrated almost all of its PCs to its own single-chip systems, but it remains an open question what the company will be able to offer for the new Mac Pro. The new data says it will be SoC M2 Extreme.

48-core CPU, 160-core GPU and 384GB RAM.  This could be the platform of the new Apple Mac Pro

The Macwolrd resource does not have any fresh data on this, but our colleagues decided to guess what the new platform might turn out to be, based on how Apple created the M1 line of solutions.

In particular, since the M2 has eight CPU cores, ten GPU cores, and 24GB of memory, the M2 Pro can get 10 CPU cores, 20 GPU cores, and 48GB of memory.

M2 Max in this case will offer the same CPU, but already 40 GPU cores and 96 GB of memory.

The M2 Ultra will have 24 CPU cores, 80 GPU cores, and 192GB of memory, while the M2 Extreme in Max Pro will have an incredible 48 CPU cores, 160 GPU cores, and 384GB of universal memory. What size such a platform will have and what performance it will provide is hard to even imagine.

True, there have already been rumors that the Mac Pro will receive a platform with a 40-core processor and a GPU with up to 128 cores, although this is impressive.

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New Logitech Mice and Keyboards for iPhone and Mac Introduced, Including First Mechanical Keyboard

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New Logitech Mice and Keyboards for iPhone and Mac Introduced

Logitech has announced a line of new mice and keyboards specifically designed to work with Mac computers. The list includes Logitech’s first mechanical keyboard optimized for Mac.

New Logitech Mice and Keyboards for iPhone and Mac Introduced, Including First Mechanical Keyboard

The $150 MX Mechanical Mini Keyboard for Mac has a Mac-designed layout with tools to customize keyboard shortcuts with Logi Options+. The keyboard features quiet, low-profile, backlit typing switches. It’s available in space gray or light gray and connects to up to three Apple devices using the Easy Switch feature.

New Logitech Mice and Keyboards for iPhone and Mac Introduced, Including First Mechanical Keyboard

Logitech is also bringing a new blueberry color to the K380 Multifunction Keyboard for Mac, which works with Mac, iPad, and iPhone. It is offered for $40

Logitech has announced a $100 MX Master 3S mouse that allows you to scroll 1000 lines per second and also has an adjustable DPI level (from 1000 to 8000). The mouse received quiet buttons and can connect to three devices at the same time.

New Logitech Mice and Keyboards for iPhone and Mac Introduced, Including First Mechanical Keyboard

Another mouse – Lift for Mac – is designed to place the hand in a natural position at an angle of 57 degrees. Logitech says this design puts less pressure on your wrists while you work and keeps your hand in a more natural position.

New Logitech Mice and Keyboards for iPhone and Mac Introduced, Including First Mechanical Keyboard

The latest novelty costs $70.

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Black and White LCD, Wi-Fi, and $249 Mechanical Keyboard Pre-Order: Unique Writing Computer Introduced

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Black and White LCD Wi Fi and 249 Mechanical Keyboard Pre Order

Modern PCs and smartphones have long become universal devices that allow a lot. But AstroHous seems to think that dedicated systems are better. The developers have introduced a portable device called Freewrite Alpha, which is designed for writers. This is a kind of modern “reissue” of electric typewriters and word processors.

Black and White LCD, Wi-Fi, and $249 Mechanical Keyboard Pre-Order: Unique Writing Computer Introduced

The novelty is equipped with a monochrome LCD display measuring 6.5 by 1 inch, which is enough to display from 2 to 6 lines of text at a time, depending on the font size. Alpha also has a full-size mechanical keyboard on Kailh Choc V2 switches, a USB-C port for charging a 4200 mAh battery, an 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi adapter, and some modern features, including basic text editing, cloud sync and autosave.

Note that Freewrite also has more advanced models with E ink screens, but the price is higher. The Alpha is available for pre-order for $249 and will retail for $349 in Summer 2023.

Black and White LCD, Wi-Fi, and $249 Mechanical Keyboard Pre-Order: Unique Writing Computer Introduced

The main advantage of the device can be considered its instantaneous activation, which is sometimes important for writers. There’s also support for Freewrit mail and third-party services, including Dropbox, Google Drive, and Evernote.

The design of the Freewrite Alpha is inspired by classic devices from the 1980s and 1990s such as the AlphaSmart, Cambridge Z88, and TRS-80 Model 100. AstroHous plans to only sell English layout versions at this time, but other language options may be added if there is demand. .

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