Apple is well on its way to starting a transition from its Macs to ARM chips (Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned it recently in one of its reports), but that doesn’t mean we have to stop looking at Intel’s plans in the short and medium term. The manufacturer has introduced a new generation of Intel Core chips that could well land on some MacBook Pros in the future . Our colleagues at Xataka reflect the news.
We are talking specifically about the tenth generation Core i5, i7 and i9 “Comet Lake” H series , designed for high performance laptops that consume 45W of power. That’s where the 16-inch MacBook Pro comes in, currently featuring ninth-generation Intel Core chips.
The main difference between this H series and the Comet Lake is the performance that can be achieved in Turbo Boost mode: for the first time we exceed 5GHz frequency , something that will be appreciated in operations that require the highest possible efficiency. The Core i5 has 4 cores, while the Core i7 and Core i9 have 6 or 8 cores depending on the model.
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As an additional new feature we also have support for Wi-Fi 6 networks directly included on the chips, something that is currently rare at Apple (only the new iPad Pro and iPhone 11Pro are supported). A few months ago we saw a similar launch where we were already talking about 5GHz, which has aroused some criticism that talks about a too slow progress by Intel against a record-breaking AMD.
The first Macs with ARM can arrive in a matter of months, but they may do so starting with the cheaper models . Therefore, it is not unreasonable to think that this new H-series of 10th generation Intel chips will be in some future Mac model. It’s all about waiting.