Apple’s plans to replace Intel Core chips with its own ARM processors are beginning to take shape. If we already know that in a few weeks there will be MacBook laptops with A14 Bionic processors, the iMac will also migrate to this new type of processor, although with a chip specifically tuned for the expected level of performance of these computers.
According to a China Times report, the ARM processor for desktops will be the A14T codenamed “Mt. Jade” and will come with a proprietary GPU codenamed “Lifuka.” In this case, the injured party will be AMD, which would stop supplying GPUs to Apple.
The manufacturing technology for this chip would be that of 5nm TSMC and it may leave room for Apple to even design fanless iMacs. In view of the performance of the A14X Bionic chip, which performs as much as a 16 ” MacBook Pro with an 8-core processor from Intel, the A14T should be superior, with a performance that lives up to expectations. What is not clear is which iMac model will be the one to receive these chips in 2021, be it the 27 ”, the 21.5 ”, or some new model.