- Apr 12, 2001
Apple today unveiled the M2 Ultra chip alongside the new Mac Studio and Mac Pro, the most powerful Apple silicon chip to date.
The M2 Ultra is based on the M2 Max chip that debuted in the refreshed 14- and 16-inch MacBook Air earlier this year. It is built using two M2 Max chips connected via "UltraFusion," Apple's custom-built packaging technology.
The M2 Ultra chip has a 24-core CPU that consists of 16 high-performance cores and eight high-efficiency cores. This nets the chip 20 percent faster performance than the M1 Ultra. Users can configure the GPU with 60 or 76 next-generation cores, which is up to 12 more cores compared to the GPU of the M1 Ultra.
The M2 Ultra features a 32-core Neural Engine that is 40 percent faster than the M1 Ultra, and it has improved video processing that can play back up to 22 streams of 8K ProRes video simultaneously.
Every Mac Pro now contains the M2 Ultra chip, supporting up to 192 GB of unified memory – 50% more than M1 Ultra. Apple also noted that with M2 Ultra in the Mac Pro, the transition to Apple silicon is complete across the Mac desktop and laptop lineups.
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