Apple A12Z Bionic Chip

Apple announced a couple of interesting new tech at its WWDC 2020 event, one of the major tech announcement at the event is the all-new custom silicon chip. The new chip will power future MacBook computers and may be replacing Intel chips completely in the future.

The all-new custom silicon chip is based on the ARM-architecture, it is called A12Z Bionic. According to the company, the ARM-Powered A12Z Bionic chip is built on top of the years of expertise the company has put into the A-series SoCs you find on iPhones and iPads.

The company also suggests that the new custom silicon Mac SoCs can deliver better performance and power savings over their Intel-powered counterparts.

A12Z Bionic Chip Announced, What does this mean for Intel?

As we all know, Intel chips power all MacBook computers currently. With the A12Z Bionic chip onboard, we may no longer see Intel-powered MacBooks in future. This simply means no more deals with third-party chip maker, Intel.

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All Apple-made apps that come preloaded in MacOS 11.0 Big Sur already support the new chip. Also, required changes have been made to Xcode so that developers can make their apps compatible with the new SoC.

Apart from Intel, it remains to be seen how the new A12Z Bionic chip competes with the likes of its ARM-powered competitor, i.e., Snapdragon 8CX that powers Always-Connected Windows 10 PCs.

According to Apple, the first MacBook with the custom ARM chipset will be available by the end of this year.


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