According to a new report today, Apple will be launching a new custom designed GPU for its first ARM-based iMac. This product is expected to appear later next year.
Codenamed “Lifuka”, the self-developed GPU for use in iMac supplied by Apple Silicon will be manufactured using TSMC’s 5 nm manufacturing process and will provide better performance as well as savings more power than the Intel processor it replaces.
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Apple revealed at WWDC developer conference in June that their Macs will switch from an Intel x86-based CPU to an ARM-based Apple Silicon processor of their own design within the next two years. . Bloomberg has said that Apple is currently developing at least three Mac processors based on the 5nm A14 chip that will be used in the upcoming iPhone 12 models.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that the first Macs to use custom ARM chips will be the MacBook Pro
13.3-inch and iMac with the new design. These products are scheduled to be released in the fourth quarter of 2020 or early 2021. Before the launch of a Mac with a custom Apple Silicon chip, Apple will also refresh existing Intel CPUs.
However, contrary to Kuo’s prediction, today’s report states that Apple’s first ARM-based Mac will be an ultra-light 12-inch MacBook, code-named “Tonga” and out. eyes later this year. Additionally, the report states that the A14 chip will be used in Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 product line, code-named “Sicilian”.