3nm processors are coming: Apple M2 Pro details leaked
Apple introduced the M2 processor at the WWDC22 event it held recently. Some features of the Apple M2 Pro processor, which is expected to be announced next year, have emerged.
Apple M2 Pro features are starting to become clear
It was claimed that Apple will introduce M2 and M2 Pro processors at the WWDC22 event. Only the Apple M2 was introduced at the presentation on June 6th. Analyst Jeff Pu has announced that the production of the Apple Silicon chip for the M2 Pro, which TSMC undertakes, will take place in the third quarter of this year.
The processor, which will be produced with 3nm technology, will have high performance and low power consumption. It is worth remembering that the Apple M2 processor, introduced recently, is 5nm.
In the past months, it has been revealed that Apple is working on the Mac mini model with the M2 Pro processor. The Mac mini model, codenamed J474, will come with eight performance cores and four efficiency cores. The Apple M2 Pro,
which is stated to have a total of 12 cores, has 2 more cores compared to the M1 Pro introduced last year.
Making a statement about iPad and Mac Pro, Jeff Pu stated that the company will use 3nm processors on both devices. It is not yet known when the new iPad family will be introduced.
Apple AR/VR may arrive in 2023
Another noteworthy leak is the Apple AR / VR headset, which has been on the agenda for a while. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the AR/VR headset will be introduced in the second quarter of 2023. Making a statement on the subject, Jeff Pu claimed that the Apple AR / VR headset will be introduced in February 2023.
Nowadays, when we say goodbye to fossil fuels, the use of solar panels is becoming more and more common. These solar fields, which provide a significant amount of energy, unfortunately cannot show the desired efficiency on cloudy days. But what if the cloud problem disappeared?
2 gigawatts of energy production is targeted
China has started a new study to eliminate the decrease in the efficiency of solar rays due to clouds and atmosphere. The far eastern country has revealed its plan to build a solar power plant in space. This idea, which has been thought about for years, may soon become a reality.
Chinese scientists and engineers continue to work on a solar power plant that can send energy stored in space to Earth. It is claimed that such a power plant can produce 6 times more energy than the derivative installed in the world. Aiming to start using the first solar energy transmission technology in 2030, China plans to start the trials of the project in space in 2028. Accordingly, solar energy will be transformed into lasers or microwaves and transferred to the world.
The facility, which is planned to start its tests soon, is planned to produce only 10 kW of energy in the first stage. If the tests are successful, experts will increase the capacity and work on larger scales. Later, this system is planned to be transported into space to obtain energy efficiently.
Of course, this project also has certain difficulties. The first problem is the cooling of the basic components of this system, which will transmit with microwaves or lasers. In addition, a large number of vehicles will have to be sent into space for such a large structure.
At the same time, it is of great importance that these high-frequency rays are efficient in all weather conditions. The space junk, which is now surrounding the world, may also confront Chinese scientists as another problem. The solar field to be created in space will need to be protected from this dump and other celestial bodies.
It will produce more energy than a nuclear power plant
China aims to build a full-scale solar plant in four phases. Researchers will start working on a more powerful version after installing this system in 2030. The new solar field, which is planned to be implemented in 2035, is planned to provide 10 MW of energy for military and civilian use.
If all goes as planned, the solar power plant placed in space will be able to provide 2 gigawatts of energy by 2050. Let us remind you that this value is approximately twice the amount produced by a nuclear power plant.
Other countries, including the US, Japan, UK, India, and Russia, have been planning on the idea for many years. China has been actively working on the idea of space-based solar power plants for the past few years.