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Intel today showed off its next-generation Alder Lake chips designed for desktop and mobile processing (via The Verge). Intel says that the Alder Lake chips represent a "significant breakthrough" in x86 architecture, and are the most power-scalable system-on-chip from Intel to date.

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Coming in the second half of 2021, Alder Lake chips will be built on Intel's new 10nm SuperFin process, and will combine high-performance cores and high-efficiency cores into a single product, much like Apple's M1 chips.

Intel says that these new chips will deliver smarter, faster, and more efficient real-world computing through their ability to maximize power and efficiency.

It's not clear if Apple will have any use for Intel chips going forward as the transition to Apple silicon has already begun. So far, Apple has debuted the M1 Mac mini, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air, with additional Apple silicon machines on the horizon for 2021.

With Apple planning to eventually use Apple silicon chips across its entire lineup, it continues to be unclear if there will be additional Macs that use Intel chips as the transition continues.

Article Link: CES 2021: Intel Highlights Next-Generation 'Alder Lake' Chips
 
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Intel says that these new chips will deliver smarter, faster, and more efficient real-world computing through their ability to maximize power and efficiency.
A bit too late to be utilize by Apple, now that transition is under way.
 
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Apple will continue to release Intel based Macs for a bit more while. That's what they shared in the last announcement
Source? Apple only said it would introduce more Macs with Intel processors during WWDC, and the intel-based iMac of 2020 was released shortly after that. There has not, to my knowledge, been any signs of additional intel-based Macs still yet to be released.
 

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It will be interesting to see how PC makers promote their "new" laptops, with Apple having set the bar so high with the M1. I found it laughable how even the newer chipped PC laptops all had the same problem competing against the M1 MBA and MBP, which is they all required their devices to be plugged in, to be even close to competing. Which makes them desktop computers imho.
 
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