Apple holds 30-minute keynotes Monday through Tuesday nights. Three new MacBooks, one new Mac and three M3 chips were introduced. The new Macs are available for pre-order now and will be released in November.
The MacBook Pro 13” with the M2 chip is being replaced by the MacBook Pro 14”, which is now an alternative to the Pro and Max chips. Also configurable with M3 Like the A17 Bionic in the iPhone 15 Pro, M3 processors are now based Three-nanometer manufacturing From TSMC.
Minimum performance gain in M3 Pro
Advantages of M3 chips are: hardwaregestütztes Raytracing, dynamic caching and accelerated mesh shadowing. Additionally, Media Engine now supports AV1 decoding And the neural engine has also been slightly improved. You can see an overview of the most important changes below:
- M3: 20% faster GPU/CPU than M2; 4 P and 4 E Core; 10 GPU cores; 100 GB/s storage bandwidth
- M3 Pro: 10% faster GPU than M2 Pro, 20% faster CPU than M1 Pro; 6 p and 6 e core; 18 GPU cores; 150 GB/s storage bandwidth
- M3 Max: 20% faster GPU than M2 Max, 50% faster CPU than M2 Max; 12 p and 8 e core; 40 GPU cores; 300 to 400 GB/s storage bandwidth
The interesting thing here is that… M3 Pro memory bandwidth is reduced And the M3 Max’s full memory bandwidth is offered only in variants with 16 CPU cores. The Pro chip now has one GPU core and two fewer P-cores, but a new core architecture is intended to compensate for this. On the other hand, the Max chip has four P cores and two more GPU cores than the M2 Max.
More RAM, new colors and a bit more SDR brightness
The basic model (MacBook Pro 14” with M3) has up to 22 hours of battery life, which is longer than its predecessor (20 hours) and the M3 Pro/Max (18 hours). The battery capacity of the 14-inch model with the Pro/Max chip has increased from 70 to 72.4 watt hours. The 16-inch model still has 100 watt hours and up to 22 hours of runtime. Apple has also changed the memory configuration, as the following figure shows – starting with the M3 base model Eight gigabytes + 512 GB.
Apart from the silver color variant, the manufacturer offers models including M3 Pro and M3 Max Space Schwarz Instead of space gray – black should be significantly darker and fingerprints should be further away. The base model (M3) remains space gray and silver. The display’s maximum brightness is still 1,600 nits, which is SDR brightness 500 to 600 nits Gone.
Availability and price
Also iMac with 24 inch Got an upgrade from M1 to M3 and getting started From 1,599 euros. Like the new MacBook, it can already be ordered and will be launched 7. November. The 16-inch model with the M3 Max has been delayed until mid-November, and the 14-inch Max model will appear in mid-to-late November.
- MacBook Pro 14″ M3: From 1,999 euros
- MacBook Pro 14” M3 Pro: From 2,499 euros
- MacBook Pro 14” M3 Max: From 3,999 euros
- MacBook Pro 16” M3 Pro: From 2,999 euros
- MacBook Pro 16″ M3 Max: From 4,249 euros
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