According to test logs from a third-party Mac app developer, Apple’s upcoming M3 Max chipset will have four more CPU cores and two more GPU cores compared to its M2 Max predecessor. This means that the new platform has a total of 16 CPU cores and 40 GPU cores. The base M3 model should have 8 CPU cores and 10 GPU cores, while the Pro variant still accesses 12 and 18 cores.
The Apple M3 Max processor will also have 48GB of shared memory and will run significantly faster than the M2 Max in most applications. A hybrid setup with 12 high-performance cores and 4 efficiency cores will be used again.
The three chips in question will power a number of MacBooks and Macs over the next few years. However, the MacBook Pro series should be the first to use the M3 in October 2024. In fact, Apple is already testing the first MacBook Pro with the M3 Max chip. The notebook is codenamed J514.