Apple's M3 Chip: Testing Begins with Impressive Specs

Rahul Bhagat

Apple is reportedly testing the M3 chip, with a version spotted featuring a 12-core CPU, 18-core GPU, and 36 GB RAM, as per an App Store developer's data.

Mark Gurman from Bloomberg states that Macs equipped with the M3 chip, manufactured on the 3 nm process, are expected to arrive in late 2023 or early 2024.

The M3 chip is said to have six performance cores and six power-efficient cores, similar to the configuration of the M1 chip.

The M3 Pro and M3 Max variants are anticipated to offer comparable improvements to the M1 to M2 series, with the latter potentially featuring a 14-core CPU and 40-core GPU.

The M3 Ultra version, while unconfirmed, could potentially double the specifications, boasting an 80-core GPU.

Apple's Mac business experienced a 31% decline in the previous quarter, falling short of analysts' estimates, and the M3 chip is expected to help boost demand.

More details about the M3 chip and its variants are anticipated to be revealed during the upcoming WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference).