Apple is reputedly developing a Mac Pro with up to 40 CPU and 128 GPU cores; new Mac mini with powerful SoC being worked on too
According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple has new Mac mini and Mac Pro machines in development. Apparently, the release of these devices will come after new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, on which we have also reported. However, the Mac mini and Mac Pro are, supposedly, considerably more powerful than the SoCs touted for future MacBooks.
Gurman claims that Apple has developed two SoCs for the new Mac Pro, codenamed 'Jade 2C-Die' and 'Jade 4C-Die'. These SoCs would have 20 or 40 CPUs cores, which would be significantly more than anything Apple has planned for its MacBook range. Both have performance and power-saving clusters though, split 16/4 and 32/6. Gurman also expects 'Jade 2C-Die' and 'Jade 4C-Die' to feature 64 or 128 GPU cores, a huge uplift on the GPUs found in the current Mac Pro.
Furthermore, Gurman believes that the next Mac Pro will resemble the current model but with a smaller overall footprint. Understandably, the Mac mini will not feature an SoC with up to 40 CPU cores and 128 GPU cores. By contrast, it will house 'Jade C-Chop' or 'Jade C-Die', SoCs that will integrate 10 CPU cores and up to 32 GPU cores. Gurman asserts that the Mac mini bears the model number J374, which appeared in last month's MacBook Pro schematic leak. Gurman notes that Apple 'could delay or cancel' the new Mac mini, although we are unsure why. Release dates on both models are unknown, currently.