According to test logs from a third-party Mac app developer, Apple’s upcoming M3 Max chip will have four more CPU cores and two more GPU cores than its M2 Max predecessor. In total, there are 16 CPU cores and 40 GPU cores. Compared to the base M3, the Pro will have 12 CPU cores and 18 GPU cores. There have been no changes.
With 48GB of shared memory, the M3 Max SoC will perform significantly better in most applications than the M2 Max. A hybrid setup with 12 high-performance cores and 4 efficiency cores will be used once again.
There will be several MacBooks and Macs powered by these three chips in the next couple of years, but the 2024 MacBook Pro lineup will be the first to incorporate the M3. Apple has already begun testing a MacBook Pro with the M3 Max chip, codenamed J514.