Apple Debuts Next-Generation M4 Chip

Apple today unveiled the M4 chip, its newest system on a chip for the 2024 iPad Pro lineup.

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Apple said that the M4 chip features a new up-to-10-core CPU of up to four performance cores and six efficiency cores. The M4 chip comes in two different models: the 9-core CPU with 3 performance cores and 6 efficiency cores (for 256GB and 512GB ‌iPad Pro‌), and 10-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 6 efficiency cores (for 1TB and 2TB ‌iPad Pro‌).

The M4 chip is built with second-generation 3nm technology and features a new display engine. It delivers up to 50% faster CPU performance than the M2 in the previous ‌‌iPad Pro‌‌ and four-times faster rendering performance.

For performance in gaming, the M4 chip features Dynamic Caching that helps significantly increases performance for demanding pro apps and games. It also enables hardware-accelerated ray tracing on iPad for the first time.

Finally, the M4 includes a Neural Engine that fuels accelerated AI workloads. Apple mentioned that this is the company's most powerful Neural Engine ever, capable of 38 trillion operations per second and helping users accomplish AI tasks quickly on the ‌iPad Pro‌.

For more details about the 2024 ‌iPad Pro‌, be sure to read our full post on the new tablets.

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Top Rated Comments

Steve121178 Avatar
3 weeks ago
Shame it's wasted on the iPad Pro when they could whack it in the MBA/MBP right now. Might put the PC crowd to bed as well who think the Snapdragon Elite is going to bury the Mac.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chucker23n1 Avatar
3 weeks ago

Moose law no longer exists.
It does in Canada.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chet-NYC Avatar
3 weeks ago
Now I think we see M4 Max and M4 Ultra in the next version of Apple Studio next month at WWDC. A M4 Ultra as well, or maybe something even more powerful in the Mac Pro.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Capeto Avatar
3 weeks ago
Color me shocked, I thought the rumors suggesting it would feature the M4 were gonna be wrong.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MayaUser Avatar
3 weeks ago
careful with the storage...you get binned M4 with the lowest storages , this is a first for the M ipads

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Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jimbobb24 Avatar
3 weeks ago
Poor MacBook Airs are now slower than an IPAD.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)