Apple M1 Pro SoC and Apple M1 Max SoC: SoC solutions reshuffle the cards

System Plus Consulting announces a complete analysis of the Apple-developed 10-core CPU plus 16-core GPU processor for notebooks and the Apple-developed 10-core CPU plus 32-core GPU processor for the MacBook Pro.

The reverse engineering and costing company System Plus Consulting releases today two major reverse engineering & costing analyses: Apple M1 Pro System-on-Chip and the Apple M1 Max System-on-Chip. Both studies provide valuable and accurate insights into the technical data, manufacturing cost, and selling price of the latest innovative products from leading OEM, Apple.

System Plus Consulting, the partner of Yole Développement (Yole), has developed core computing & software expertise with a dedicated team of reverse engineering & costing analysts. System Plus Consulting collaborates closely with Yole to identify the latest innovations and understand and analyze the technological choices made by the leading OEMs. Both partners combine their expertise to analyze the industry’s evolution through the technologies and the strategies of the leading companies.

Ying-Wu Liu, Technology& Cost Analyst at System Plus Consulting, asserts: “While x86 architecture is still expected to account for most PC processing, Apple’s switch to in-house processor silicon signals a major shift in this structure. Yole’s Processor Quarterly Market Monitor expects 14% of PCs to run on non-x86 processors by 2027, up from just 4% in 2020. Apple’s strategy with the M1 family and its derivatives is the main factor in this market shift, as Apple shows what is possible at the high-end of PC performance.”

In 2020, Apple published the M1 SoC to run its macOS on a proprietary design. The birth of Apple’s first processor for personal computing created a shockwave in the industry. Apple became totally independent in processor development, leaving many to speculate whether the end of Apple sockets for Intel processors had arrived. This innovation has been analyzed in-depth by System Plus Consulting‘s team: More information.

The following year, Apple presented the M1 Pro and Max SoC as the next generation of M1. Once again, Apple showed its ambition and capability with these two powerful SoCs. The M1 Pro’s die is twice the size of the M1’s die, and the M1 Max die almost four times bigger.

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