Apple “Scary Fast” Mac launch event: the 4 biggest announcements

Emma Roth writing for The Verge (Apple News)

The new lineup includes the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips, which Apple says mark the “first personal computer chips” made using the more efficient 3-nanometer process.

In addition to offering a “faster and more efficient CPU,” the trio of chips comes with an updated GPU that supports ray tracing, mesh shading, and Dynamic Caching — a feature that optimizes the amount of memory the device uses during tasks.

Apple’s M3 chips offer up to 128GB of unified memory, with the most powerful M3 Max chip coming with up to 92 billion transistors, a 40-core GPU, and a 16-core CPU.

Solid updates. Not many were expecting the Pro and Max chips to be released at the same time as the base M3 chip.

I’m also really liking the focus on gaming features and performance.