How to Find macOS Version and Hardware Information

Listed below are instructions on how to find important system information about your Mac. This includes the macOS version, device model, processor or chip, graphics, and memory. This article will also help you determine which processor your Mac is equipped with. This will be either Apple Silicon or Intel-based.

About This Mac:

1. Click the Apple Logo at the top-left corner of the screen and select About This Mac.

2. This will display the information about your Mac.

Information about your Mac.

Apple Silicon or Intel-Based Mac?

1. Click the Apple Logo at the top-left corner of the screen and select About This Mac.

2. From here, you can see which Processor your Mac is equipped with.

3. Apple Silicon Macs will display Chip: Apple (M1, M1 Pro, M2...).

The Mac in the example below is equipped with an Apple Silicon M1 Pro Chip.

4. Intel-based Macs will display Processor: followed by a name with "Intel" in it.

The Mac in the example below is equipped with an Intel Core i5 Processor.

You can also look for the Graphics field as Apple Silicon Macs will not have one.


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Keywords:apple silicon mac intel processor system information hardware   Doc ID:122257
Owner:Caleb M.Group:Parkland College
Created:2022-11-02 07:03 CSTUpdated:2022-11-21 15:40 CST
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