The next Apple chip

By: Richard S (ras73.delete@this.iinet.net.au), November 20, 2020 6:38 pm
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Maynard Handley (name99.delete@this.name99.org) on November 19, 2020 8:22 pm wrote:
> OK guys, M1 time is over. What's next?
>

Trying to reply in the spirit of the question asked :)

Not really looking for huge gains in ST performance. More is nice but already very fast is fine. More cores, especially of the Firestorm variety would be essential. 8 fast cores will soon be midrange, so 12-16 would be an ideal target for premium mid range to entry level high end.

I am most interested in big memory support. After seeing the performance they get with their current memory architecture I certainly wouldn't want to give it up, but I would also like to give the system a mid life RAM upgrade like I have with every other system I've ever owned (well, post Amiga anyway). Perhaps they could offer upgradable memory that acted more like an extremely fast and low latency VM instead of system memory? With the SSD the last line of VM as it is now? Is this feasible?

Could they also put the GPU (and maybe NPU) on its own die in the package? Make it really big and fast with a hit to memory latency (Perhaps done on an older process? 7nm?). The Mac has long suffered with OK to good 3D performance options. Make it 4 times faster than the current one at a bare minimum. And have more room for the extra cores.

Then the really obvious ones, more TB ports, more monitors supported and bigger & faster SSD support.

Hmmm, now I look the list seems pretty pedestrian, but how do you follow up such a "knock it out of the park" launch like the M1?
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