The evolution of processor chips used in the Macintosh line.
1984: The first Macs used the 68K series of processors
1994: Switched to PowerPC chips
2006: Transitioned to Intel processors
2020: Apple started using its M1 chip
M1 is here. Apple’s first chip designed specifically for Mac, it delivers incredible performance, custom technologies, and revolutionary power efficiency. And it was designed from the very start to work with the most advanced desktop operating system in the world, macOS Big Sur. With a giant leap in performance per watt, every Mac with M1 is transformed into a completely different class of product. This isn’t an upgrade. It’s a breakthrough.
Until now, a Mac needed multiple chips to deliver all of its features, including the processor, I/O, security, and memory. With M1, these technologies are combined into a single system on a chip (SoC), delivering a new level of integration for more simplicity, more efficiency, and amazing performance. And with incredibly small transistors measured at an atomic scale, M1 is remarkably complex, packing the largest number of transistors Apple has ever put into a single chip. It’s also the first personal computer chip built using industry‑leading 5‑nanometer process technology.
As of this writing, Apple has upgraded its MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini models to the M1 chip. At My Tech Guys we can bring in these exciting new machines. If an M1-based Macintosh catches your fancy then contact us and we’ll arrange to have one in your future.