40-core Apple Silicon to power upcoming Mac Pro, new Mac mini also in the works

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After the launch of its first M1 chip, Apple is working on expanding its silicon portfolio to power up its future devices. Bloomberg says it has inside info about a new Mac Pro and a higher-end Mac mini.

40-core Apple Silicon to power upcoming Mac Pro, new Mac mini also in the works

The Mac Pro has been rumored to be up to twice as small as its predecessor but now we have some intel on its internals. Two versions of the device will be available – one with a 20-core and another with a 40-core chip, while the GPU will be have either 64 or 128 cores. Codenamed 2C-Die and 4C-Die, the new Mac Pros will adopt 16 and 32 high-performance cores with the being power-efficient ones for lower loads.

As for the Mac mini, the device is expected to offer a significant upgrade over the existing one. It will reportedly use a 10-core CPU and either 32 or 64 GPU cores. The chassis will add two more ports on top of the existing two and support up to 64GB of RAM.

The source adds that the high-end Mac mini project is still in its early stages and could be pushed back or scrapped altogether. Updating its larger iMac with an Apple Silicon is in the pipeline as well but no details have surfaced so far.

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