Everybody talks about how the very high power of the A12X Bionic chip already predicts the arrival (sooner or later) of a MacBook with an ARM processor… but that doesn’t mean that in Intel they have played the last card . This year the company has to finally embrace the 10 nanometers in its processors, which will give them more performance in a lower consumption for all the ultraportables in the market.
The so-called ‘Sunny Cove’, in fact, will be a range of processors that can be included in any general-purpose Mac (not Mac Pro or iMac pro). The benefits of these processors would include a direct integration of Wi-Fi 6 , or Wi-Fi 802.11ax before the naming change, and an exciting increase in built-in graphics power.
At AppleSunny Cove: what Macs this new generation of Intel processors would fit into
In fact, Intel has already assured that there will be a more than 50% increase in performance in the graphics integrated in the Sunny Cove generation chips, thus becoming measurable in a Teraflop. That’s about half of what you get with a 15-inch MacBook Pro, down from 2.4 Teraflops with the Vega Pro 16.
Probably, and regardless of what will happen with ARM chips, we will see an upgrade to these new Sunny Cove chips as the performance increase is especially great in the general consumer arena. Ironically, in the professional area those chips have a minor advantage (although there is still an advantage). We could see some new developments this year .