Apple Announces The M4 Chip With Up To 10 CPU Cores

Written by Michael Larabel in Apple on 7 May 2024 at 11:00 AM EDT. 75 Comments
While rolling out the new iPad Pro tablets today, Apple announced the M4 as their newest in-house silicon design.

The Apple M4 is built on a second-gen TSMC 3nm process and features up to 10 CPU cores via four performance cores and six efficiency cores. The Apple M4 also has a new 10-core GPU building on the GPU architecture introduced in the M3. The Apple M4 also incorporates a new Neural Engine with up to 38 TOPS. Apple says the M4 is 50% faster than the M2 previously powering the iPad.

For now the Apple M4 is just found in the newly-announced iPad Pro models but presumably with time will begin rolling out to new Macs at which point it's more work items for the Asahi Linux crew and open-source community for enabling Linux support on the M4.

Apple M4 graphic

Those wishing to learn more about the Apple M4 chip can do so via Apple's press release.
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