iMac core replacement, Apple will launch 5nm self-developed GPU in the second half of 2021

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News on August 31, according to the media “Business Times” reported today, the industry has reported that Apple will cooperate with Apple Silicon to launch its self-developed and designed GPU chips, which are also produced using TSMC’s 5nm process and will be installed next year In the iMac released half a year.

Naijatechnews learned that Apple announced at the WWDC Developer Conference in June this year that its Mac will gradually transition its CPU from Intel x86 architecture CPUs to Arm architecture Apple Silicon in the next two years. According to reports, industry insiders pointed out that Apple’s first A14X processor has completed the design and will be mass produced by TSMC’s 5nm process before the end of this year.

Supply chain sources pointed out that Apple is expected to launch a Macbook with a 12-inch Retina Display at the end of this year. It will use Apple’s self-developed A14X processor (the processor development code is Tonga), equipped with a USB-C interface, and the total weight is less than 1 kg.

Thanks to the low power consumption advantages of the Arm architecture processor, the new Macbook can last up to 15-20 hours. In addition, the A14X processor will also be assembled into the new generation of iPad Pro tablet computers.

According to relevant sources, Apple’s self-developed GPU is progressing smoothly, code-named Lifuka, and will be produced using TSMC’s 5nm process as the A14X processor.

The report also mentioned that since TSMC will no longer be able to OEM for Huawei HiSilicon after September 14, the 5nm capacity vacated by TSMC in the fourth quarter has been successfully won by Apple. Therefore, it is optimistic that Apple will continue to record high revenue in the next quarter. .

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▲ Tuyuan Business Times



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