Apple introduced what it calls “one last chip” to the M1 family, the M1 Ultra at its Peek Performance event. I took a slightly deeper look at what this means.
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The chip was introduced by Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies. He described the physical limitations to creating chips larger than the M1 Max, explained that the industry generally chooses to make use of dual chips, but described the efficiency loss to that approach.
That’s why Apple chose to combine two M1 Mac chips in the M1 Ultra. “M1 Ultra is another game-changer for Apple silicon that once again will shock the PC industry,” Srouji said. “By connecting two M1 Max die with our UltraFusion packaging architecture, we’re able to scale Apple silicon to unprecedented new heights.”