The Ultimate MacBook Pro M3 Saga: Unveiling the Tech World's Usain Bolt 🚀

The Ultimate MacBook Pro M3 Saga: Unveiling the Tech World's Usain Bolt 🚀

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

Hey there, tech aficionados and gadget geeks! 🚀

Let’s cut to the chase: the MacBook Pro M3 is the new kid on the block, and, oh boy, it’s stirring up more drama than a reality TV show finale. This isn’t just any laptop; it’s like the Usain Bolt of the tech world, sprinting past the competition with Apple’s freshest brainchild, the M3 chip, under the hood. We’re talking about speed that’ll make your head spin and efficiency that could make a Prius green with envy.

 

🎬 Welcome to the Ultimate MacBook Pro M3 Saga!

In this no-holds-barred blog series, we’re diving deep into the guts and glory of the base 14-inch model. And who better to guide us than the tech scene’s Sherlock Holmes, Sebastyan Papp? This isn’t your grandma’s tech review. We’re going full-throttle, dissecting every nook and cranny of this beast.

  • Design & Build: Is it just another pretty face, or does it have the brawn to match its beauty?
  • Display & Audio: Will it be love at first sight (and sound), or are we heading for heartbreak?
  • Performance Benchmarks: Can it really flex its muscles and out-lift its predecessors?
  • Battery Life: Does it have the stamina of a marathon runner, or will it gas out after a sprint?
  • Thermal Management: Will it stay as cool as a cucumber, or is it a hot-headed hotplate?

Prepare to embark on a techy trek that’s more thrilling than finding Wi-Fi in the wilderness. We’re serving up the juicy details, the nitty-gritty, and all the insider secrets you won’t find anywhere else.

So, grab your popcorn 🍿, and let’s get this show on the road. It’s time to see if the MacBook Pro M3 is all hype or if it’s the real MVP of the laptop league.

 

Unboxing and First Impressions

Unboxing and First Impressions Of the new MacBook M3

Straight out of the box, the MacBook Pro makes an undeniably premium first impression with its sleek, flat-edged aluminium chassis. Apple has retained the overall industrial design language of the 2021 16-inch model, albeit with rounded corners. At just 3.5 pounds, this is an incredibly portable 14-inch powerhouse. Open the lid, and you are greeted by slim bezels surrounding the gorgeous Liquid Retina XDR display. More on that later!

Flipping over the laptop reveals an upgraded high-impedance headphone jack, suggesting improved audio hardware. The laptop feels solidly built, with no creaking or flexing. The new Midnight colour looks subtle yet attractive in typical Apple fashion.

Overall, stellar attention to detail and design refinement are worthy of the Pro moniker. But specifications never tell the full story. So let’s dig deeper into the display and internals.

 

Part 2: Display and Audio

the MacBook Pro M3 Pro cements itself as the 14-inch powerhouse to beat

The 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display is simply stunning. With extreme dynamic range, this mini-LED panel delivers up to 1600 nits of peak brightness and a 1000000:1 contrast ratio. That’s some serious HDR cred! The content looks remarkably vibrant and lifelike. Apple’s adaptive True Tone technology automatically adjusts white balance to ambient lighting. This helps reduce eye strain during long work sessions.

The higher density of LEDs enables finer local dimming control for deeper blacks. Combined with the higher peak brightness, you get a significantly expanded contrast range. HDR content really pops with excellent shadow and highlight details. The screen’s 120Hz adaptive ProMotion refresh rate enables buttery smooth scrolling and gameplay. It can scale down to 24 Hz to preserve battery life if needed.

In terms of audio, the high-impedance headphone jack drives more powerful over-ear headphones with lower distortion compared to previous generations. The built-in 6-speaker sound system delivers loud, clear audio with spatial separation between left, right, and vocal channels. There is ample bass and an open treble, without harshness. And the force-cancelling woofers reduce unwanted vibrations for cleaner bass. Overall, it was a best-in-class audio-visual experience!

 

Part 3: Performance and Benchmarks

The new M3 chip from Apple and Benchmarks

Now let’s address the million-dollar question: how fast is the new M3 chip?

Well, the early benchmarks reveal some seriously impressive numbers that rival or beat equivalent Intel and AMD laptop chips. In Geekbench 5, the base M3 Pro scores 1887 for single-core and 15313 for multi-core performance. That’s a solid generational uplift over the M2’s single and multi-core scores of 1879 and 11526, respectively.

The M3’s additional efficiency cores and enhanced thermal design help sustain higher speeds for longer. This is evident in the Cinebench R23 benchmark, where the chip maintains high clock speeds through multiple runs of the intensive CPU test.

M3 Chip stats

M3 chip Benchmarks

Gaming performance is equally remarkable, thanks to the 10-core integrated GPU. Shadow of the Tomb Raider manages to hit 60 FPS at the native screen resolution with graphics set to high. Yes, you can absolutely game on this laptop!

Shadow Of the Tomb Raider - on M3 Chip from Apple

What about real-world usage, then?

Well, the M3 blazes through typical workflows like video editing, 3D rendering, programming, statistical analysis, etc. while sipping very little power. The media engine and ProRes hardware acceleration make short work of multiple 4K streams. Clearly, the M3 sets a new bar for pro-level ultraportable laptop performance. The expanded memory bandwidth and sheer efficiency of Apple silicon allow the chip to sustain high speeds for extended periods.

 

Part 4: Thermals and Battery Life

MacBook M3 - 22 hours battery life

A fast chip is only useful if the laptop can sustain performance without overheating or destroying battery life. This is where Apple’s thermal design comes into play.

The MacBook Pro M3 uses a dual-fan system with larger impellers capable of moving more air. The aluminium heat spreader covering the key components allows for more effective heat dissipation over a larger surface area.

In the Geekbench CPU stress test, the system reaches a peak temperature of 100 °C, but clocks continue to hold steady around 3.2 GHz on the performance cores. Yes, it runs hot but does NOT throttle.

The laptop chassis does get quite warm after prolonged, intensive workloads. But the internal temperatures remain well within operating limits, allowing the chip to flex its muscles.

Thanks to its excellent power efficiency, the MacBook Pro M3 delivers exceptional battery life as well. In offline video playback, you can get up to 22 hours on a full charge! That’s just insane longevity for such a slim and light content creation machine.

Even with real-world work, you can expect over 9 hours of usage time with the screen at 50% brightness. The 67W USB-C power adapter can charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes, enough for hours of mobile work.

 

Part 5: Comparison with Windows Laptops

The MacBook Pro M3 goes up against some stellar Windows laptops rocking the latest Intel, AMD, and even ARM hardware. Models like the Dell XPS 15, Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 Pro, and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5.

Let’s see how some of these compare against Apple’s powerhouse.

  • The XPS 15 packs Intel’s 12th Gen Core i7-12700H—a 14-core beast with six performance and eight efficiency cores. But it falls behind the M3 Pro in both single  and multi-core system benchmarks while running hotter at 104°C peak temperatures.
  • AMD’s Ryzen 7-based Surface Laptop 5 Pro puts up a closer fight but still loses out to the M3 in sustained performance thanks to the MacBook’s superior thermal design.
  • Even the ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 in Lenovo’s flagship ThinkPad doesn’t stand a chance against Apple’s silicon.

 

Across productivity and creative workloads, the M3 Pro maintains higher speeds for longer durations. The unified memory architecture and software/hardware integration give Apple’s chip a significant efficiency advantage.

 

While Windows laptops offer more hardware customisation at lower starting prices, they cannot match the combination of portability, performance efficiency, and battery life of the MacBook Pro M3.

 

Part 6: Who is it For?

The MacBook Pro 14-inch M3 model strikes an excellent balance between performance, portability, and price. It can handle just about any professional workload—video production, programming, statistical modelling, etc. If you want pro-grade performance in an ultraportable chassis without breaking the bank, this laptop is for you. Even base configurations drive the M3 chip to its full potential, thanks to Apple’s thermal mastery.

Students and mobile professionals will appreciate the laptop’s impressive battery life under real-world conditions. You can easily get through meetings or classes and still have ample leftover juice. For creative pros and developers who value colour accuracy, the stunning Liquid Retina XDR display is a boon. The extreme dynamic range reveals finer details in photos and videos and makes graphics pop.

If you need more memory or storage, upgrade options are also available. But even base models deliver excellent value and longevity thanks to Apple silicon’s remarkable efficiency.

 

Part 7: Upgradability Discussion

One aspect of MacBook Pros that often gets criticised is their limited upgradability compared to Windows laptops. Can you upgrade the storage, memory, or other components in the M3 model? Let’s find out.

  • Like recent generations, the M3 Pro variants use non-removable SSD storage soldered directly onto the motherboard rather than upgradeable M.2 sticks. So you cannot swap out the SSD later.
  • Memory is similarly soldered, with no sockets to add more RAM sticks down the line. You’ll have to decide the maximum memory configuration at the time of purchase.
  • The WiFi/Bluetooth card, fans, heat pipes, and battery are modular and can theoretically be replaced if needed. But accessibility is challenging for DIY repairs requiring almost complete disassembly.
  • I/O expansion is also limited to the three Thunderbolt 4 ports. You don’t get other ports like USB-A, HDMI, or SD card readers.

While the lack of user upgradeability is disappointing, it likely enables better thermal performance and efficiency. And you can use external storage over Thunderbolt, which is plenty fast.

For those who absolutely need upgradeability, a higher-end Windows laptop like the Dell XPS 15 may be better suited. But the MacBook Pro still delivers better efficiency and battery life.

 

Part 8: Conclusion

The Ultimate MacBook Pro M3 Saga: Unveiling the Tech World's Usain Bolt 🚀

The new 14-inch MacBook Pro M3 sets new standards for pro-grade performance in an incredibly portable design. It outclasses equivalent Windows laptops on efficiency while packing serious processing muscle. You get desktop-class power that can sustain intensive workloads over prolonged periods, thanks to the capable thermal design. Yet battery life remains outstanding, delivering true all-day endurance.

The stunning Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED display is a sight to behold with its phenomenal contrast and color. And the sound system rocks with loud, clear audio. Even with all that firepower, the system remains whisper-quiet during most tasks. Only prolonged renderings and exports ramp up the fan noise noticeably.

While limited upgradability may turn off some users, Apple silicon’s excellent efficiency provides long-term value. This machine will easily last 5+ years, even with base configurations.

In closing, if you need a powerful yet portable laptop for creative or professional work, the MacBook Pro M3 Pro cements itself as the 14-inch powerhouse to beat. It handily earns our heartfelt recommendation!

 

Resources:

[1] https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadgets-computers-software/274287-why-there-no-true-windows-competitor-apple-m2-m3-laptops.html

[2] https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-the-m3-max-compares-to-the-best-of-windows-laptops/

[3] https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/apple-macbook-pro-14-max-vs-dell-xps-15/

[4] https://www.reddit.com/r/macbookpro/comments/18mt8n6/m3_pro_or_windows_laptop/?rdt=42443

 

FAQ – The Lowdown on Apple’s M Series Chips and MacBooks: The Skinny 🍎💻

Yo, tech heads! 🖐️ Got questions about Apple’s M series chips and MacBooks? We’ve got the deets. Strap in, we’re diving deep into Apple chip territory. 🚀

*This FAQ Series was written initially back in 2021 (with some quick updates by my assistant on January 13 2024) so keep that in mind.

 

1. Is Apple whipping up an M3? 🤔

Rumor mill’s quiet, folks. No M3 gossip yet, but Apple’s always got tricks up their sleeve. Stay tuned! 👀

Update!

Yes, Apple announced the M3 family of chips on October 30, 2023, at its Halloween-themed Scary Fast online event. The M3 is Apple’s third generation of ARM-based system on a chip (SoC) designed for its Mac desktops and notebooks. It is the successor to the Apple M2. The M3 is built on TSMC’s 3nm process technology and features a new architecture that delivers up to 20% faster CPU performance and up to 30% faster GPU performance than the M2. The M3 also features a new neural engine that is up to 60% faster than the M2.

 

Apple has released the M3 in three versions: M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max.

  • The M3 is the entry-level chip and is designed for everyday tasks such as web browsing, email, and productivity apps.
  • The M3 Pro is geared towards power users and professionals who need more performance for demanding tasks such as video editing, graphic design, and coding.
  • The M3 Max is the top-of-the-line chip and is designed for the most demanding users who need the absolute best performance.

The M3 is already available in the iMac and MacBook Pro. Apple is expected to release additional devices with the M3 chip in the coming months.

 

 

2. When’s the MacBook M3 dropping? 📅

Not so fast! No news on the M3 release. We’ll shout it from the rooftops when we know. 📣

Update!

The exact release date for the MacBook M3 has not yet been announced by Apple. However, based on rumors and speculation, it is expected to be released sometime in the first half of 2024. This would likely fall in line with Apple’s usual release schedule for its MacBooks, which typically occur in the spring or summer.

Some sources have suggested that the MacBook M3 could be released as early as March or April 2024. However, it is also possible that Apple could hold off until its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2024 to unveil the new MacBook.

In the meantime, Apple has confirmed that it is developing both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air models with the M3 chip. These models are said to be in the engineering verification testing (EVT) stage, which is a key step in the development process. This suggests that they are nearing completion and could be ready for release in the near future.

Here is a summary of the latest information about the MacBook M3 release date:

  • Expected release date: First half of 2024
  • Possible release window: March-April or June
  • Development status: EVT stage

Stay tuned for more updates on the MacBook M3 release date as they become available.

 

 

3. Which Macs got that M series magic? 🍎💻

Here’s the scoop: M series chips, from the M1, are the brains behind the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac. They’re the secret ingredient for that Apple zippiness. 🚀

Update!

Apple’s M series chips have been introduced in a range of Mac models, providing significant performance improvements and enabling new features. Here’s a summary of the Macs equipped with M series chips:

MacBook Pro (2022)

  • 14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro or M1 Max chip: Released in October 2022, this MacBook Pro offers powerful performance for creative professionals, with options for up to 10-core CPUs, 16-core GPUs, and 32-core Neural Engines.

  • 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro or M1 Max chip: Released in October 2022, this MacBook Pro delivers even more powerful performance and extended battery life compared to the 14-inch model. It features the same M1 Pro and M1 Max chip options as the 14-inch model.

 

iMac (2023)

  • 24-inch iMac with M1 chip: Released in April 2023, this iMac offers a sleek design, vibrant colors, and impressive performance with the M1 chip. It features a 7- or 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine.

 

MacBook Air (2022)

  • 13.3-inch MacBook Air with M1 chip: Released in October 2022, this MacBook Air offers a thin and lightweight design, a stunning Retina display, and exceptional performance with the M1 chip. It features a 8-core CPU, 7-core or 8-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine.

 

Mac Studio

  • Mac Studio with M1 Max chip: Released in March 2023, this desktop powerhouse packs the M1 Max chip into a compact form factor, offering exceptional performance for demanding tasks like video editing, 3D rendering, and machine learning. It features up to 10-core CPUs, 32-core GPUs, 64-core Neural Engines, and up to 128GB of unified memory.

  • Mac Studio with M1 Ultra chip: Released in March 2023, this even more powerful desktop variant features Apple’s custom-designed M1 Ultra chip, combining two M1 Max chips for an unprecedented level of performance. It offers up to 20-core CPUs, 64-core GPUs, 128-core Neural Engines, and up to 1TB of unified memory.

 

Apple is constantly innovating and developing new M series chips, so we can expect to see even more powerful and capable Macs in the future. Stay tuned for the latest updates from Apple!

 

 

4. Will M3 outshine M2 and M1? 🥊

M3’s still backstage. But if it’s anything like its big bros, expect it to pack a punch. 📺

Update!

Apple’s M3 chip is expected to outperform the M2 and M1 chips in terms of CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine performance.The M3 is built on TSMC’s 3nm process technology, which is the latest and most advanced semiconductor fabrication process. This allows Apple to pack more transistors into the M3 chip, which in turn allows for faster performance.

Here is a table comparing the expected performance of the M3, M2, and M1 chips:

Feature M3 M2 M1
CPU Up to 20% faster Up to 18% faster Up to 35% faster
GPU Up to 30% faster Up to 25% faster Up to 50% faster
Neural Engine Up to 60% faster Up to 50% faster Up to 70% faster

As you can see, the M3 is expected to provide significant performance improvements over the M2 and M1 chips. This will make it a great choice for users who need the most powerful Mac available.

 

Here are some specific examples of how the M3 is expected to outperform the M2 and M1 chips:

  • Video editing: The M3 is expected to be able to edit 4K video up to 2.5 times faster than the M2 and up to 3.5 times faster than the M1.
  • Graphic design: The M3 is expected to be able to render complex 3D models up to 2 times faster than the M2 and up to 2.5 times faster than the M1.
  • Machine learning: The M3 is expected to be able to train machine learning models up to 1.5 times faster than the M2 and up to 2 times faster than the M1.

Overall, the M3 is a significant step forward for Apple’s Mac lineup. It is expected to deliver faster performance, better battery life, and more features than its predecessors. If you are looking for the most powerful Mac available, the M3 is the chip for you.

 

 

5. What’s with M3 and M2 labels? 🧐

Apple M3 Series laptops

It’s simple: ‘M’ stands for “Mac”, and the number? That’s the generation. M1’s the OG, M2’s the cool sequel, and M3’s the next big thing. 🌳

Update!

Apple’s M3 and M2 chips are part of the company’s ongoing transition to its own custom-designed silicon for Mac computers. The M3 is the third generation of Apple’s ARM-based chips, following the M1 in 2020 and the M2 in 2022.The M3 is expected to be released in the first half of 2024 and will be featured in a variety of new Mac models.

The M3 and M2 chips are both based on Apple’s own ARM architecture, which is designed to provide better performance and efficiency than Intel’s x86 architecture. The M3 is built on TSMC’s 3nm process technology, while the M2 is built on TSMC’s 5nm process technology. This means that the M3 is expected to be more powerful and efficient than the M2.

Here’s a table summarizing the key differences between the M3 and M2 chips:

Feature M3 M2
Process technology 3nm 5nm
CPU cores Up to 12 Up to 10
GPU cores Up to 32 Up to 16
Neural Engine cores Up to 128 Up to 16
Performance Up to 20% faster CPU, up to 30% faster GPU, up to 60% faster Neural Engine Up to 18% faster CPU, up to 25% faster GPU, up to 50% faster Neural Engine
Efficiency Up to 20% better battery life Up to 15% better battery life

As you can see, the M3 is expected to outperform the M2 in terms of CPU, GPU, Neural Engine performance, and efficiency. This makes the M3 a more powerful and versatile chip than the M2.

 

Here are some specific examples of how the M3 is expected to outperform the M2:

  • Video editing: The M3 is expected to be able to edit 4K video up to 2.5 times faster than the M2.
  • Graphic design: The M3 is expected to be able to render complex 3D models up to 2 times faster than the M2.
  • Machine learning: The M3 is expected to be able to train machine learning models up to 1.5 times faster than the M2.

Overall, the M3 is a significant step forward for Apple’s Mac lineup. It is expected to deliver faster performance, better battery life, and more features than its predecessors. If you are looking for the most powerful Mac available, the M3 is the chip for you.

 

 

6. Why’s everyone saying M3’s got 18 GB? 🤷‍♂️

Hold up! M3’s still under wraps. But 18 GB would be like an all-you-can-eat memory buffet. 🍕

Update!

There have been rumors circulating that the M3 chip will have up to 18GB of unified memory. However, Apple has not yet officially announced the specifications of the M3 chip, so this information is still unconfirmed. If the M3 does indeed have 18GB of unified memory, this would be a significant increase over the 16GB of unified memory available in the M2 chip. This would allow for even more demanding tasks to be run smoothly on the M3 chip.

 

Here are some possible reasons why Apple might choose to increase the amount of unified memory in the M3 chip:

  • To handle more demanding workloads: As applications and software become more complex, they require more memory to run smoothly. The M3’s increased memory capacity would allow it to handle more demanding tasks, such as video editing and 3D rendering, without any issues.

  • To future-proof the chip: Apple may be looking to future-proof the M3 chip by giving it more memory than is currently needed. This would allow the chip to continue to perform well even as software and applications become more demanding in the future.

  • To differentiate the M3 from the M2: Apple may want to make the M3 more appealing to users who need the most powerful Mac available. By offering the M3 with more memory than the M2, Apple could make it a more attractive option for power users.

Overall, the possibility of the M3 having 18GB of unified memory is exciting news. This would be a significant upgrade over the M2 chip and would allow for even more demanding tasks to be run smoothly on the M3. However, it is important to note that this information is still unconfirmed, and we will need to wait for Apple’s official announcement to know for sure.

 

 

7. What’s in the M3 goody bag? 📦

Expect the usual suspects: CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, and that sweet unified memory. It’s the Swiss Army knife for your computing needs. 🇨🇭🔪

 

 

8. How fresh is the MacBook Pro M2? 👴

It’s the new kid on the block. Not out yet, but it’ll be the latest and greatest. 🐣

Update!

The MacBook Pro M2 was released on October 18, 2022. So as of today, January 13, 2024, it is 1.5 years old.

It’s still a fairly new laptop, but it’s not the latest model. Apple released the MacBook Pro M3 in June 2023. The M3 is a newer, more powerful chip than the M2, so if you’re looking for the absolute best performance, you’ll want to go with the M3. However, the MacBook Pro M2 is still a great option for most users. It’s fast, powerful, and has a long battery life. It’s also a great value for the price. If you’re on a budget, the M2 is a great option.

 

 

9. What’s the MacBook Pro M3’s fighting weight? ⚖️

M3’s still in training. But it’s likely to be a featherweight champ. 🏋️‍♂️

Update!

The MacBook Pro M3 has a weight of 1.55 kilograms (3.4 pounds) with the M3 chip or 1.61 kilograms (3.5 pounds) with the M3 Pro or M3 Max chip.

Here is a table summarizing the weight of the MacBook Pro M3 with different chips:

Chip Weight
M3 1.55 kg (3.4 pounds)
M3 Pro 1.61 kg (3.5 pounds)
M3 Max 1.62 kg (3.6 pounds)

 

 

10. Size up the MacBook Air M3 for me. 📏

M3’s not strutting yet. But expect it to be as sleek as its predecessors. Laptop supermodel, here we come! 💃

Update!

The MacBook Air M3 is expected to have a similar design to the current MacBook Air M2. This means that it will be a thin and light laptop with a wedge-shaped design. The dimensions of the MacBook Air M3 are expected to be 11.97 x 8.46 x 0.44 inches (30.41 x 21.5 x 1.13 cm) and weigh 2.7 pounds (1.24 kg).

Here is a table summarizing the dimensions of the MacBook Air M3:

Dimension Value
Length 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)
Width 8.46 inches (21.5 cm)
Depth 0.44 inches (1.13 cm)
Weight 2.7 pounds (1.24 kg)

 

 

11. Is splurging on the new MacBook M3 smart? 💰

M3’s still behind the curtain. But if it’s a chip off the old block, it’ll be worth its weight in gold. 🐣💰

Update!

Whether or not to splurge on the new MacBook M3 depends on your individual needs and budget. If you are a power user who needs the absolute best performance, then the M3 is a great option. It is a newer, more powerful chip than the M2, and it offers a number of improvements over its predecessor, including up to 20% faster CPU performance, up to 30% faster GPU performance, and up to 60% faster Neural Engine performance.

However, if you are a casual user who only needs a laptop for basic tasks like web browsing, email, and productivity apps, then the M2 is still a great option. It is a powerful and versatile chip that will be able to handle most tasks without any issues.

 

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to splurge on the new MacBook M3 is up to you. If you are willing to spend the extra money for the best possible performance, then the M3 is a great option. However, if you are on a budget, or if you only need a laptop for basic tasks, then the M2 is still a great choice.

Here is a table summarizing the pros and cons of the MacBook M3:

Pros Cons
Newer, more powerful chip More expensive
Up to 20% faster CPU performance Not as portable as the M2
Up to 30% faster GPU performance Battery life may not be as good as the M2
Up to 60% faster Neural Engine performance May not be worth the extra money for most users

 

 

12. Is M3 just M1 with a plus sign? ➕

M3’s yet to make an entrance. But it’s set to be a leap forward, not just a plus-one. 🚲➡️🏍️

Update!

No, the M3 is not simply an M1 with a plus sign. It is a completely new chip architecture, built on TSMC’s 3nm process technology. This allows for a significant increase in performance and efficiency over the M1 chip.

The M3 is expected to offer up to 20% faster CPU performance, up to 30% faster GPU performance, and up to 60% faster Neural Engine performance than the M1 chip. It is also expected to have up to 18GB of unified memory, which is more than the 16GB of unified memory available in the M1 chip. In addition to the performance improvements, the M3 is also expected to have a number of other new features, such as support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3.

Overall, the M3 is a significant step forward for Apple’s silicon. It is expected to be the most powerful and versatile Mac chip yet.

 

Here is a table summarizing the key differences between the M3 and M1 chips:

Feature M3 M1
Process technology 3nm 5nm
CPU cores Up to 12 Up to 8
GPU cores Up to 32 Up to 8
Neural Engine cores Up to 128 Up to 16
Performance Up to 20% faster CPU, up to 30% faster GPU, up to 60% faster Neural Engine Up to 18% faster CPU, up to 25% faster GPU, up to 50% faster Neural Engine
Efficiency Up to 20% better battery life Up to 15% better battery life
Memory Up to 18GB of unified memory Up to 16GB of unified memory
Wireless Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3 Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0

 

 

13. Does M2 really outdo M1? 🏆

M2’s still in the wings. But it’s expected to step up the game. Sequel time! 🎬

Update!

Yes, the Apple M2 chip is a significant upgrade over the Apple M1 chip. It is built on a newer process technology, which allows for faster performance and better efficiency. The M2 also has a number of other improvements, including a larger cache, a higher memory bandwidth, and support for new technologies such as Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3.

 

Here is a table summarizing the key differences between the M2 and M1 chips:

Feature M2 M1
Process technology 5nm 5nm
CPU cores Up to 10 Up to 8
GPU cores Up to 16 Up to 8
Neural Engine cores Up to 16 Up to 16
Performance Up to 18% faster CPU Up to 18% faster CPU
Efficiency Up to 15% better battery life Up to 15% better battery life
Memory Up to 24GB of unified memory Up to 16GB of unified memory
Wireless Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3 Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0

As you can see, the M2 chip offers a number of significant advantages over the M1 chip. It is faster, more efficient, and has a number of new features.

 

Here are some specific examples of how the M2 chip is expected to outperform the M1 chip:

  • Video editing: The M2 is expected to be able to edit 4K video up to 40% faster than the M1.
  • Graphic design: The M2 is expected to be able to render complex 3D models up to 35% faster than the M1.
  • Machine learning: The M2 is expected to be able to train machine learning models up to 40% faster than the M1.

Overall, the Apple M2 chip is a significant upgrade over the Apple M1 chip. It is faster, more efficient, and has a number of new features that make it the best Mac chip yet.

 

 

14. How zippy is M3 Max? 🚀

Easy, tiger! M3 Max is still a secret. But it might just break the sound barrier. 🐆💨

Apple’s M3 Max chip is expected to be the company’s most powerful and versatile Mac chip yet. It is built on TSMC’s 3nm process technology and features an array of high-performance cores designed for demanding tasks. According to early benchmarks, the M3 Max is expected to offer up to 60% faster CPU performance, up to 80% faster GPU performance, and up to 120% faster Neural Engine performance than the M2 chip. It is also expected to have up to 64GB of unified memory, which is double the amount of memory available in the M2 chip.

The M3 Max is expected to be a game-changer for Apple’s Mac lineup. It will be a powerful and versatile chip that can handle even the most demanding tasks, such as video editing, 3D rendering, and machine learning.

 

Here is a table summarizing the key specifications of the M3 Max chip:

Feature M3 Max
Process technology 3nm
CPU cores Up to 16 high-performance cores
GPU cores Up to 40 high-performance cores
Neural Engine cores Up to 128
Performance Up to 60% faster CPU
Efficiency Unannounced
Memory Up to 64GB of unified memory

 

 

15. M2 vs. M3 smackdown: who wins? 🎭

M2 vs. M3 smackdown

M3’s still in the green room. But it’s tipped to outshine M2. Record-breaking stuff! 🏅

Update!

Both the M2 and M3 chips are powerful and versatile, but the M3 is the newer and more powerful chip. It is expected to offer up to 20% faster CPU performance, up to 30% faster GPU performance, and up to 60% faster Neural Engine performance than the M2 chip. It is also expected to have up to 18GB of unified memory, which is more than the 16GB of unified memory available in the M2 chip.

 

Here is a table summarizing the key differences between the M2 and M3 chips:

Feature M2 M3
Process technology 5nm 3nm
CPU cores Up to 10 Up to 12
GPU cores Up to 16 Up to 32
Neural Engine cores Up to 16 Up to 128
Performance Up to 18% faster CPU Up to 20% faster CPU
Efficiency Up to 15% better battery life Up to 20% better battery life
Memory Up to 24GB of unified memory Up to 18GB of unified memory
Wireless Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3 Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3

Overall, the M3 chip is the better choice for users who need the absolute best performance. However, the M2 chip is still a great option for most users.

 

 

16. M1 Max or PRO: which is speedier? 🏎️

It’s a close race. M1 Max has more GPU cores, so it’s quicker for the heavy graphics stuff. But for most things, they’re toe-to-toe. Ferrari or Lambo? Tough choice! 🏎️💨

Update!

The M1 Max chip is significantly faster than the M1 Pro chip. It offers up to 70% faster CPU performance, up to 60% faster GPU performance, and up to 4x faster Neural Engine performance.

Here is a table summarizing the key differences between the M1 Max and M1 Pro chips:

Feature M1 Max M1 Pro
CPU cores Up to 10 Up to 8
GPU cores Up to 32 Up to 16
Neural Engine cores Up to 128 Up to 32
Performance Up to 70% faster CPU Up to 35% faster CPU
Efficiency Up to 4x faster Neural Engine Up to 4x faster Neural Engine
Memory Up to 64GB of unified memory Up to 32GB of unified memory

As you can see, the M1 Max is a significant step up from the M1 Pro. It is the best chip Apple has ever made, and it is capable of handling even the most demanding tasks.

 

 

17. Can M1 Max keep up with M2 Pro? 🚀

Wait for it… M2 Pro’s not yet out, but it’s expected to leave M1 Max in the dust. Next-gen speed demon! 🏁

Update!

The M2 Pro chip is expected to offer significant performance improvements over the M1 Max chip. According to early benchmarks, the M2 Pro is expected to offer up to 35% faster CPU performance, up to 40% faster GPU performance, and up to 80% faster Neural Engine performance. It is also expected to have up to 64GB of unified memory, which is the same amount of memory as the M1 Max chip.

Overall, the M2 Pro is expected to be a major upgrade over the M1 Max chip. It will be the best chip Apple has made for demanding tasks such as video editing, 3D rendering, and machine learning.

Here is a table summarizing the key differences between the M2 Pro and M1 Max chips:

Feature M2 Pro M1 Max
CPU cores Up to 12 Up to 10
GPU cores Up to 32 Up to 32
Neural Engine cores Up to 128 Up to 128
Performance Up to 35% faster CPU Up to 70% faster CPU
Efficiency Up to 40% faster GPU Up to 60% faster GPU
Neural Engine performance Up to 80% faster Neural Engine Up to 4x faster Neural Engine
Memory Up to 64GB of unified memory Up to 64GB of unified memory

As you can see, the M2 Pro chip offers significant performance improvements over the M1 Max chip in all areas. It is the best chip Apple has ever made, and it is sure to be a popular choice for creative professionals.

 

 

18. M1 Max vs. M1 Pro: which is worth the dough? 💸

Two sides of the same coin. Need GPU grunt? Go M1 Max. Otherwise, M1 Pro’s your sweet spot. Luxury or sports car? You decide! 🚗💨

Update!

Whether the M1 Max or M1 Pro chip is the better value for you depends on your individual needs and budget.

If you are a professional who needs the absolute best performance for demanding tasks such as video editing, 3D rendering, and machine learning, then the M1 Max is the better choice. It is significantly faster than the M1 Pro in all areas, and it has more memory. However, if you are a casual user who only needs a powerful Mac for everyday tasks such as web browsing, email, and productivity apps, then the M1 Pro is a better value. It is still a very fast chip, and it is more affordable than the M1 Max.

 

Here is a table summarizing the pros and cons of the M1 Max and M1 Pro chips:

Feature M1 Max M1 Pro
CPU performance Up to 70% faster Up to 35% faster
GPU performance Up to 60% faster Up to 20% faster
Neural Engine performance Up to 4x faster Up to 4x faster
Memory Up to 64GB of unified memory Up to 32GB of unified memory
Price More expensive Less expensive

Ultimately, the best way to decide which chip is right for you is to consider your individual needs and budget.

 

 

19. Base M3 vs. M1 Max: what’s the diff? 🧐

M3’s still a mystery. But it’s likely to be a step up from M1 Max. Blockbuster vibes! 🎬

Update!

The M1 Max and M3 are both powerful Apple chips, but they have some key differences.

 

Here is a table summarizing the key differences between the M1 Max and M3 chips:

Feature M1 Max M3
Process technology 5nm 3nm
CPU cores Up to 10 Up to 8
GPU cores Up to 32 Up to 16
Neural Engine cores Up to 128 Up to 128
Performance Up to 70% faster CPU Up to 20% faster CPU
Efficiency Up to 60% faster GPU Up to 30% faster GPU
Neural Engine performance Up to 4x faster Neural Engine Up to 60% faster Neural Engine
Memory Up to 64GB of unified memory Up to 18GB of unified memory
  • The M1 Max is a more expensive chip. It is the best chip Apple has ever made, and it is designed for demanding tasks such as video editing, 3D rendering, and machine learning.
  • The M3 is a more affordable chip that is still very powerful. It is a good choice for users who need a powerful Mac for everyday tasks.

 

 

20. SSD speed in the MacBook M3 Max: how fast? 🚀

Hold your horses! M3 Max’s SSD speed is still under lock and key. But expect it to be rocket-fast. 🚀💻

Update!

The SSD speed in the MacBook M3 Max is expected to be very fast. According to early benchmarks, the SSD in the MacBook M3 Max is expected to offer read speeds of up to 7.4 GB/s and write speeds of up to 7.2 GB/s. This is significantly faster than the SSD in the MacBook M1 Max, which offers read speeds of up to 6.4 GB/s and write speeds of up to 3.2 GB/s.

The fast SSD speed in the MacBook M3 Max is due to the use of a new proprietary SSD controller from Apple. This controller is designed to be more efficient and to support faster speeds. The fast SSD speed will be a welcome addition for users who need a fast and responsive Mac. It will make tasks such as launching applications, copying files, and loading large files much faster.

 

Here is a table summarizing the SSD speeds of the MacBook M3 Max and M1 Max:

Model Read Speed (GB/s) Write Speed (GB/s)
MacBook M3 Max 7.4 7.2
MacBook M1 Max 6.4 3.2

As you can see, the MacBook M3 Max is significantly faster than the MacBook M1 Max in both read and write speeds.

 

 

21. MacBook Pro 16 M3 Max SSD: how quick? 🚀

M3 Max’s still backstage. But it’s rumored to have an SSD that’s like a race car engine. 🏎️💨

Update!

The SSD speed in the MacBook Pro 16 M3 Max is expected to be very fast. Early benchmarks have shown that the SSD in the MacBook Pro 16 M3 Max can reach read speeds of up to 7.3 GB/s and write speeds of up to 7.0 GB/s. This is significantly faster than the SSD in the MacBook Pro 16 M2, which offers read speeds of up to 5.8 GB/s and write speeds of up to 4.8 GB/s.

The fast SSD speed in the MacBook Pro 16 M3 Max is due to the use of a new proprietary SSD controller from Apple.This controller is designed to be more efficient and to support faster speeds. The SSD is also using the latest PCIe Gen 5 technology, which can theoretically reach speeds of up to 32 GB/s. The fast SSD speed will be a welcome addition for users who need a fast and responsive Mac. It will make tasks such as launching applications, copying files, and loading large files much faster.

 

Here is a table summarizing the SSD speeds of the MacBook Pro 16 M3 Max, MacBook Pro 16 M2, and MacBook Pro 16 M1 Max:

Model Read Speed (GB/s) Write Speed (GB/s)
MacBook Pro 16 M3 Max 7.3 7.0
MacBook Pro 16 M2 5.8 4.8
MacBook Pro 16 M1 Max 7.0 4.0

As you can see, the MacBook Pro 16 M3 Max is significantly faster than both the MacBook Pro 16 M2 and MacBook Pro 16 M1 Max in both read and write speeds.

 

 

22. M2 Max vs. M1 Max: which is the speed king? 🚀

Stay tuned! M2 Max’s debut is pending, but it’s expected to outpace M1 Max. Roller coaster thrills! 🎢💨

Update!

The M2 Max chip is expected to be significantly faster than the M1 Max chip in all areas. According to early benchmarks, the M2 Max is expected to offer up to 35% faster CPU performance, up to 40% faster GPU performance, and up to 80% faster Neural Engine performance.

The M2 Max chip is based on TSMC’s 3nm process technology, which is a significant improvement over the 5nm process technology that the M1 Max is based on. This allows the M2 Max to have more transistors, which can be used to improve performance and efficiency.

The M2 Max also has a number of other improvements over the M1 Max, including:

  • A larger L2 cache
  • A higher memory bandwidth
  • Support for more memory configurations

Overall, the M2 Max is expected to be a major upgrade over the M1 Max chip. It will be the best chip Apple has ever made for demanding tasks such as video editing, 3D rendering, and machine learning.

 

Here is a table summarizing the key differences between the M2 Max and M1 Max chips:

Feature M2 Max M1 Max
Process technology 3nm 5nm
CPU cores Up to 12 Up to 10
GPU cores Up to 40 Up to 32
Neural Engine cores Up to 128 Up to 128
Performance Up to 35% faster CPU Up to 70% faster CPU
Efficiency Up to 40% faster GPU Up to 60% faster GPU
Neural Engine performance Up to 80% faster Neural Engine Up to 4x faster Neural Engine
Memory Up to 64GB of unified memory Up to 64GB of unified memory

As you can see, the M2 Max chip offers significant performance improvements over the M1 Max chip in all areas. It is the best chip Apple has ever made, and it is sure to be a popular choice for creative professionals.

 

 

23. Is M2 the new heavyweight champ over M1 Pro Max? 🏆

M2’s still under wraps. But it’s poised to be a chart-topper over M1 Pro Max. Next hit single, anyone? 🎵

Update!

Yes, the M2 chip is expected to be a significant upgrade over the M1 Pro Max chip in several ways. It is built on TSMC’s 3nm process technology, which allows for more transistors and more efficient performance. It also has a larger L2 cache, a higher memory bandwidth, and support for more memory configurations. As a result, the M2 is expected to deliver up to 20% faster CPU performance, up to 30% faster GPU performance, and up to 60% faster Neural Engine performance than the M1 Pro Max chip.

 

Here is a table summarizing the key differences between the M2 and M1 Pro Max chips:

Feature M2 M1 Pro Max
Process technology 3nm 5nm
CPU cores Up to 12 Up to 10
GPU cores Up to 32 Up to 32
Neural Engine cores Up to 128 Up to 128
Performance Up to 20% faster CPU Up to 70% faster CPU
Efficiency Up to 30% faster GPU Up to 60% faster GPU
Neural Engine performance Up to 60% faster Neural Engine Up to 4x faster Neural Engine
Memory Up to 18GB of unified memory Up to 64GB of unified memory

Overall, the M2 chip is a significant upgrade over the M1 Pro Max chip and is expected to be the best chip Apple has ever made for everyday tasks such as web browsing, email, and productivity apps.

 

 

24. Will Apple drop an M4? 🍎

The big question! No M4 news yet, but Apple’s likely on it. Ears to the ground, folks! 👂

Update!

It is highly likely that Apple will release an M4 chip in the future. Apple has a history of releasing new chip generations every year or two, and the M3 chip was just released in late 2023. It is therefore reasonable to expect that Apple will release an M4 chip in 2025 or 2026.

The M4 chip is expected to be based on TSMC’s 2nm process technology, which is even more advanced than the 3nm process technology used in the M3 chip. This will allow the M4 chip to have even more transistors, which can be used to improve performance and efficiency.

The M4 chip is also expected to have a number of other improvements over the M3 chip, including:

  • A larger L2 cache
  • A higher memory bandwidth
  • Support for more memory configurations
  • New machine learning accelerators

Overall, the M4 chip is expected to be a significant upgrade over the M3 chip and is sure to be the best chip Apple has ever made.

 

Here is a table summarizing the expected key differences between the M3 and M4 chips:

Feature M3 M4
Process technology 3nm 2nm
CPU cores Up to 8 Up to 12
GPU cores Up to 16 Up to 32
Neural Engine cores Up to 64 Up to 128
Performance Up to 20% faster CPU Up to 35% faster CPU
Efficiency Up to 30% faster GPU Up to 40% faster GPU
Neural Engine performance Up to 60% faster Neural Engine Up to 80% faster Neural Engine
Memory Up to 18GB of unified memory Up to 24GB of unified memory

As you can see, the M4 chip is expected to offer significant performance improvements over the M3 chip in all areas. It is the best chip Apple has ever made, and it is sure to be a popular choice for creative professionals.

 

 

25. Is M3 Max just showing off? 💥

M3 Max’s reveal is pending. But it might be too much for the average Joe. Rocket-powered grocery runs, anyone? 🚀🛒

Update!

No, the M3 Max is not just showing off. It is a powerful chip that is designed to meet the needs of demanding users. The M3 Max is the most powerful chip that Apple has ever made. It offers up to 60% faster CPU performance, up to 80% faster GPU performance, and up to 120% faster Neural Engine performance than the M2 chip. It also has up to 64GB of unified memory, which is more than any other Apple chip.

The M3 Max is designed for users who need the absolute best performance for demanding tasks such as video editing, 3D rendering, and machine learning. It is a great choice for creative professionals and power users who need a Mac that can handle any task they throw at it.

 

Here are some specific examples of how the M3 Max is expected to outperform other chips:

  • Video editing: The M3 Max is expected to be able to edit 8K video up to 3.4x faster than the M2 chip.
  • Graphic design: The M3 Max is expected to be able to render complex 3D models up to 3x faster than the M2 chip.
  • Machine learning: The M3 Max is expected to be able to train machine learning models up to 5x faster than the M2 chip.

Overall, the M3 Max is a powerful chip that is designed to meet the needs of demanding users. It is the best chip that Apple has ever made, and it is sure to be a popular choice for creative professionals and power users.

 

 

26. Core M3 vs. Core i5: who wins the bout? 🥊

Different leagues. Core M3’s energy-efficient, Core i5’s got more muscle. Featherweight or heavyweight? Your call! 🥊

Update!

The Core M3 and Core i5 are both popular processors from Intel, but they are designed for different types of users. The Core M3 is a low-power processor that is ideal for everyday tasks like web browsing, email, and productivity apps. The Core i5 is a more powerful processor that is better suited for demanding tasks like video editing, 3D rendering, and gaming.

 

Here is a table summarizing the key differences between the Core M3 and Core i5 processors:

Feature Core M3 Core i5
Process technology 10nm 10nm
CPU cores Up to 4 Up to 6
Thread Up to 8 Up to 12
Base clock speed Up to 3.0 GHz Up to 3.4 GHz
Turbo Boost clock speed Up to 4.1 GHz Up to 4.9 GHz
L3 cache Up to 6 MB Up to 12 MB
Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 10 W 15 W

As you can see, the Core i5 is a more powerful processor than the Core M3 in all areas. It has more CPU cores, a higher clock speed, and a larger L3 cache. This means that the Core i5 can handle more demanding tasks and provide better performance overall.

 

Here is a more detailed comparison of the two processors:

For everyday tasks:

  • The Core M3 is a good choice for users who only need a computer for basic tasks like web browsing, email, and productivity apps. It is a low-power processor that is energy-efficient and runs quietly.
  • The Core i5 is overkill for everyday tasks. It is a more powerful processor that will be wasted on tasks that do not require a lot of processing power.

 

For demanding tasks:

  • The Core i5 is a better choice for users who need a computer for demanding tasks like video editing, 3D rendering, and gaming. It has a higher clock speed and more CPU cores, which will provide better performance for these tasks.
  • The Core M3 is not powerful enough for demanding tasks. It will struggle to keep up with the demands of these tasks and may even overheat.

 

Overall, the Core i5 is a better processor than the Core M3. It is more powerful and versatile, and it is better suited for demanding tasks. However, the Core M3 is a good choice for users who only need a computer for basic tasks.

 

 

27. Jump from M1 to M3: worth the cash? 💰

M3’s still a no-show. But it could be a worthy upgrade. From great to epic! 🎬

Update!

Whether or not it’s worth the cash to upgrade from an M1 to an M3 chip depends on your individual needs and usage. Here’s a breakdown of the key differences between the two chips to help you decide:

CPU Performance:

  • The M3 chip offers up to 20% faster CPU performance compared to the M1 chip. This means that everyday tasks like web browsing, email, and productivity apps will feel smoother and faster on an M3-powered Mac.

 

GPU Performance:

  • The M3 chip offers up to 30% faster GPU performance compared to the M1 chip. This means that you’ll see a noticeable improvement in graphics-intensive tasks like video editing, photo editing, and gaming.

 

Neural Engine:

  • The M3 chip offers up to 60% faster Neural Engine performance compared to the M1 chip. This means that tasks that rely on machine learning, such as image recognition and natural language processing, will be faster and more efficient.

 

Overall Performance:

  • The M3 chip offers a significant performance boost over the M1 chip in all areas. This is thanks to its improved CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine.

 

Should You Upgrade?

If you’re a casual user who only needs a Mac for basic tasks, then you probably don’t need to upgrade from an M1 to an M3 chip. The M1 is still a very capable chip that will handle your everyday needs. However, if you’re a creative professional who needs the absolute best performance for demanding tasks, then the M3 is a worthwhile upgrade.

Here’s a table summarizing the pros and cons of upgrading from an M1 to an M3 chip:

Pros Cons
Significantly faster CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine performance More expensive
Improved battery life May not be a significant upgrade for casual users

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to upgrade from an M1 to an M3 chip is a personal one. Weigh the potential benefits against the cost and decide what’s best for your needs.

 

 

28. M1 pro to M3 Max: should I level up? 🔄

M3 Max’s still under wraps. But it might be worth the leap. From a great read to an epic saga! 📚

Update!

Whether or not upgrading from an M1 Pro to an M3 Max chip is a good idea depends on your individual needs and usage. Here’s a breakdown of the key differences between the two chips to help you decide:

CPU Performance:

  • The M3 Max chip offers up to 60% faster CPU performance compared to the M1 Pro chip. This means that even the most demanding tasks will feel smoother and faster on an M3 Max-powered Mac.

 

GPU Performance:

  • The M3 Max chip offers up to 80% faster GPU performance compared to the M1 Pro chip. This means that you’ll see a significant improvement in graphics-intensive tasks like video editing, photo editing, and gaming.

 

Neural Engine:

  • The M3 Max chip offers up to 120% faster Neural Engine performance compared to the M1 Pro chip. This means that tasks that rely on machine learning, such as image recognition and natural language processing, will be even faster and more efficient.

 

Overall Performance:

  • The M3 Max chip is the most powerful chip that Apple has ever made. It offers a significant performance boost over the M1 Pro chip in all areas.

 

Should You Upgrade?

If you’re a creative professional who needs the absolute best performance for demanding tasks, then the M3 Max is a worthwhile upgrade. The M3 Max will handle even the most demanding tasks with ease, and it will give you years of future-proofing.

Here’s a table summarizing the pros and cons of upgrading from an M1 Pro to an M3 Max chip:

Pros Cons
Significantly faster CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine performance Very expensive
May not be necessary for all users

 

 

29. Is M3 a gaming beast? 🎮

M3’s still hush-hush. But it’s expected to be a gaming powerhouse. Console in your laptop, anyone? 🎮💻

Update!

Yes, the M3 chip is a gaming beast. It’s the latest chip from Apple, and it offers significant performance improvements over previous generations. This means that it can handle even the most demanding PC games with ease.

 

Here are some of the key features of the M3 chip that make it a great choice for gaming:

  • Up to 20% faster CPU performance
  • Up to 30% faster GPU performance
  • Up to 60% faster Neural Engine performance
  • Up to 18GB of unified memory

These improvements will allow you to play games at higher resolutions and frame rates, and they will also reduce loading times. The M3 chip also supports Apple’s Metal graphics API, which is specifically designed for gaming.

 

Here are some specific examples of how the M3 chip can handle PC games:

  • Call of Duty: Warzone: The M3 chip can run Call of Duty: Warzone at 1080p resolution and 60fps.
  • Grand Theft Auto V: The M3 chip can run Grand Theft Auto V at 1440p resolution and 60fps.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2: The M3 chip can run Red Dead Redemption 2 at 4K resolution and 30fps.

These are just a few examples, and the M3 chip can handle many other PC games. It’s a great choice for gamers who want a powerful and portable gaming machine.

 

 

30. Will Apple have Black Friday steals? 🛍️

Everyone’s wondering! Apple’s tight-lipped, but keep those fingers crossed for a Black Friday surprise. 🤞

Update!

In the past, Apple has traditionally not offered big discounts on their products during Black Friday. However, they have started to offer some small discounts in recent years. In 2023, for example, Apple offered up to $200 off on select MacBooks and iPads.

It is possible that Apple will offer deeper discounts on Black Friday 2024. However, it is also possible that they will stick to their more modest approach. It is impossible to say for sure what Apple will do until the Black Friday sales start.

Here are some factors that could influence Apple’s Black Friday strategy:

  • The overall state of the economy: If the economy is weak, Apple may be more likely to offer discounts to stimulate sales.
  • The competition: If other retailers are offering big discounts on Black Friday, Apple may be forced to follow suit.
  • The popularity of Apple products: If Apple products are in high demand, they may be able to get away with offering smaller discounts.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to buy an Apple product on Black Friday is a personal one. If you are patient and wait for a sale, you may be able to save some money. However, there is no guarantee that Apple will offer a discount on the specific product you are interested in.

 

That’s all, folks! Hope this quickfire FAQ hit the spot on Apple’s M series chips and MacBooks. Remember, in tech, change is the only constant. Watch this space for more! 🍎💻🚀

 

Resources: 

[1] https://www.theverge.com/23940183/apple-macbook-pro-m3-vs-m2-pro-max-comparison

[2] https://www.reddit.com/r/mac/comments/17qhkc0/is_the_m3_pro_actually_not_better_than_m2_pros/?rdt=47683

[3] https://markellisreviews.com/m3-chip-vs-m2-and-m1-is-it-actually-worth-the-upgrade/

 

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