Apple introduced the M2 Ultra chip at WWDC 2023 on Monday. With the most recent addition to the M-series chipsets of Apple M2 Ultra, the Mac lineup underwent a significant redesign. With up to 2.5TB/s of bandwidth, the M2 Ultra processor builds on the M1 Ultra chip from the previous year by fusing two Apple M2 Max circuits. A second-generation 5nm technique was used to create the latest top-end Apple processor.
Apple claims that M2 Ultra’s 24-core CPU is 20% quicker than M1 Ultra. The M2 Ultra’s powerful 76-core GPU is 30% quicker. Compared to M1 Ultra, the 32-core Neural Engine (NPU) provides a 40% improvement. The M2 Ultra may be configured to have up to 192GB of combined memory, which is 50% more than the M1 Ultra, and 800GB/s of bandwidth, which is twice as fast as the M2 Max.
Johny Srouji, senior vice president of Hardware Technologies at Apple said, “M2 Ultra delivers astonishing performance and capabilities for our pro users’ most demanding workflows, while maintaining Apple silicon’s industry-leading power efficiency. M2 Ultra is the most powerful chip ever made for a personal computer with huge performance gains in the CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine combined with massive memory bandwidth in a single SoC.”
Apple boasts that its new chip is 50% faster in practice and can playback up to 22 streams of 8K ProRes footage simultaneously. Up to 6 Pro Display Pro XDR screens can be connected. The upgraded Mac Pro and the M2 Ultra Mac Studio are the two new Macs that will have the new M2 Ultra chip.
The M2 Max and M2 Ultra CPUs with up to 192GB of unified memory are now the available options for Mac Studio. With the classic aluminum chassis and the new M2 Ultra chip, the new Mac Pro is available in both tower and rack-mounted enclosures. Up to 24 4K camera feeds can be handled by a Mac Pro with M2 Ultra.