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Apple’s November 2020 Event: By the Numbers

Apple sprinkled facts, figures, and statistics throughout its presentation today about the new Macs it announced. Here are highlights of some of those stats from the event, which was held online from the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.

Apple’s M1 Chip

  • Built using an industry-leading 5 nanometer process
  • Houses 16 billion transistors
  • 8 CPU cores total: 4 high-performance and 4 high-efficiency cores
    • The high-efficiency cores have a 128KB instruction cache, 64KB data cache, and shared 4MB L2 cache
  • Uses 1/4 the power compared to the latest PC laptops running at full performance
  • Performance per watt has increased 3x since 2012
  • 8 GPU cores total
    • 128 execution units, up to 24,576 concurrent threads, 2.6 teraflops, 82 gigatexels/second, and 41 gigapixels/second
  • Uses 1/3 the power compared to the latest PC laptop GPUs running at full performance
  • Features Gen 4 PCI Express and a USB-4 controller
  • 16 Neural Engine cores that can do 11 trillion operations per second

MacBook Air

  • 3x faster than the best selling Windows laptop in its class
  • Faster than 98% of PC laptops
  • Up to 3.5x faster CPU than previous model
  • Up to 5x faster graphics than previous model
  • Up to 9x faster machine learning than previous model
  • 13.3” 2560 x 1600 resolution Retina display with P3 color that has 25% more colors than sRGB displays
  • Can drive a 6K display
  • Supports Wi-Fi 6
  • 18 hours of battery life, a 6 hour increase, plus 15 hours of web browsing
  • 2x battery life on video calls
  • 2x faster SSD that can be configured up to 2TB
  • Up to 16GB of unified memory
  • 0 fans
  • Starts at $999

Mac mini

  • 7.7” square design
  • Up to 3x faster CPU than previous model
  • Up to 6x faster graphics than previous model
  • Up to 15x faster machine learning than previous model
  • Up to 2TB SSD that support 3.3GB/s sequential read speeds
  • Up to 16 GB unified memory
  • Can drive a 6K display
  • Supports Wi-Fi 6
  • Up to 60% more energy efficient
  • 2 Thunderbolt / USB-4 ports
  • Starts at $699

13” MacBook Pro

  • 2.8x faster CPU than previous model
  • 5x faster graphics than previous model
  • 11x faster machine learning than previous model
  • 20 hours of battery life
  • 17 hours of web browsing
  • 4x faster code compiles
  • Up to 16GB unified memory
  • 13.3” 2560 x 1600 resolution Retina display with 500 nits of display brightness and P3 color that has 25% more colors than sRGB displays
  • Can drive a 6K display
  • Supports Wi-Fi 6
  • Up to 2TB SSD that support 3.3GB/s sequential read speeds
  • Starts at $1299

You can follow all of our November event coverage through our November 2020 event hub, or subscribe to the dedicated RSS feed.

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