- Mar 11, 2000
The other point is that there is no guarantee the efficiency cores of the Pro chips are the exact same design. Not only could it be faster clocked, it could also be a higher IPC design too.I wonder if the higher end chips will be the same clock speed. It seems Apple is being very generous with how many GPU cores they can "Chop" before declaring a chip unusable. I think the higher end chips could have a somewhat higher clock speed despite having way more cores.
How would that be reflected in the efficiency cores? Could Apple allow a comparatively even higher efficiency core clock speed, or even a partial clock speed "turbo boost" for efficiency cores in a better cooled part, while still maintaining reasonable efficiency (for a machine with a much bigger battery)?
Sorry, this is just n00b spitballin', trying to match the design to the rumour.
BTW, if the 128 core rumour for the Mac Pro GPU turns out to be true, how fast do you think it would be? That's 16 times as many GPU cores as M1, but there is no guarantee that it would be the exact same design.