It seems that chip-maker TSMC is planning to start commercial production of chipsets built on its 3nm process in Q4 or the fourth quarter of 2022, according to industry sources. The detailed report from DigiTimes is not here yet, so this is all we know for now.
In case you missed it, Apple is rumoured to start launching its first devices running 3nm chips from TSMC in 2023, with some of these devices being new Macs featuring the M3 chip and the iPhone 15 models with Apple’s A17 Bionic SoC.
The goal will be to offer better performance whilst providing the best power efficiency possible, allowing for both faster usage and longer battery life on MacBooks and iPhones, something that has been Apple’s priority in the past couple of years.
The Information’s Wayne Ma previously reported that a few M3 chips will come with up to four dies, which, according to him might allow for a 40-core CPU. In comparison, the M1 chip has an 8-core CPU and the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips have 10-cores.
As of now, M1 Macs already provide industry-leading performance-per-watt, so this shift to a 3nm process in a couple of years could just lead to utter domination from the Cupertino giant. Gizchina