Apple has made it very clear that future Macs will use Apple GPUs. If you go back and look at their announcement videos (on mobile, not going to find/link this), you can see exactly how clear (“crystal”) they made this point. I called it long ago and I am sticking to it: Apple is making a huge mistake by dumping x86. They should have switched to AMD, but I strongly suspect their contract with Intel kept them from doing so.Lots going on at Apple's SoC development department of late + Covid + loss of staff.... What I'm waiting for is the M1X (rumored name). Supposedly for the MacBook Pro and iMac Pro. Since one would likely want to use both for serious work, and even game on the iMac Pro - I am really interested in what is coming down the pike and whether or not they will use AMD mobile GFX modules (maybe with the ability to power off the discrete GPU and switch to the one on the SoC for to lower power consumption on the notebook).
Apple will never have a fast enough machine to compel me to switch. My workload is on an Intel Mac, but the successor is an AMD machine running Linux. Apple can’t compete in raw CPU/GPU compute power. My AMD system narrowly trails in single core, but handily beats the M1 in multicore. The RTX 3070 handily walks all over all of Apple’s current GPUs. Sure, Apple is rumored to be releasing faster chips later, but so is Intel. Thermodynamics continue to show everyone who is boss, regardless of the company.
In the meantime, waiting on my iPhone. It arrives Friday. 😀