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How to Tell Your Mac Is Using an Intel or Apple Silicon Processor

Discussing the Apple Mac, is certainly a concern for laptop users. Comes with prices and technology and materials that are quite different from other products, Apple laptop products are able to attract people’s interest.

For friends who have just bought Apple laptop products, maybe you are still confused about the specifications of your Mac laptop. Well this time we will discuss how to find out if a Mac uses an Intel or Apple silicon processor. Friend, are you curious, how do you do it? Please continue to read this discussion yes!

How to Tell a Mac Is Using an Intel or Apple Silicon Processor?

To determine whether the Macbook that you are using uses an Intel or Apple Silicon processor, you should follow these easy steps.

  1. Click the Apple Icon

    First, my friend, please open your Mac laptop, then go to the desktop. Then select the Apple icon in the upper left corner.How to Find out Mac processor 1

  2. Select Options About This Mac / About This Mac

    After that, you will see several options, here you can click on the option About This Mac or if your settings in English mean About This MacHow to Find out Mac processor

  3. See Information Listed

    If you have clicked on the previous option, then you will enter an information page about the brief specifications of your Mac laptop. The information is in the form of the laptop version, processor type, memory capacity, graphics, and the serial number of your own laptop. Now to find out the type of processor, my friend can look at the processor information. If it is written Intel Cores, then indeed my friend is still using an Intel processor. If the processor information is listed Apple M1 chip, then my friend’s Mac laptop is already using a processor Apple SiliconHow to Find out Mac processor

How? Pretty easy isn’t it to check?

Is there a difference between Intel and Apple Silicon (Apple M1) processors?

If you say there is a difference, there is definitely a difference. Because each developer has a different technology embedding. So, the results of performance or performance are also of course different.

Well, based on some information from the Apple Forum, one of which is from labkom99.com, the difference between an Intel processor and an Apple Silicon is roughly as follows:

Note: We give an example of the difference using Mackbook Pro 13 Inch

Side Specifications:

M1 chip: Apple M1 chip, 8-Core CPU, with 4 performance cores and 4 energy efficiency cores, 8-Core GPU, 16-Core Neurel Engine.

As for Intel Chips is a 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz), equipped with 6MB shared L3 cache. Or a 10th generation Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz), equipped with 8MB shared L3 Cach.

Video Support:

For the M1 processor or chip itself, it can simultaneously support the internal display at an initial resolution that can display tens of millions of colors. And an external display with resolutions up to 6K (60Hz).

As for Intel Version, it supports built-in display at initial resolution which can display tens of millions of colors. And an external 6K display with a resolution of 6016×3384 pixels (60Hz). Supports over a billion colors or 5K external Display resolution with 5120×2880 pixels (60Hz). Supports over a billion colors or up to dual 4K external displays with 4096×2304 pixels (60Hz) resolution supporting tens of millions of colors.

Storage :

Solid state hard drives up to 2TB are optional for the M1 version. As for Intel processors up to an optional 4TB solid state drive

Brief Conclusion:

Well, if you are a Mac user who only uses it for general things like watching youtube, surfing the internet, then you like simple photo and video editing, then the MacBook Pro 13 with an M1 chip or processor will be better. Because it can be said that the battery life is longer.

As for those of you who can use Mack for coding / programming, designing and editing large videos, making animations, and creating things, you can use a MacBook Pro 13 with an Intel chip or processor. Because of what? on Intel’s own chips, will be more mature in software processing.

So you can judge for yourself, preferably an Intel or Apple Silicon Processor.

The final word

How to find out a Mac is using an Intel or Apple Silicon Processor is quite easy, isn’t it? Please, my friend, see and follow the steps that we describe!

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