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New chip with 24 CPU cores and up to 76 GPU cores

New chip with 24 CPU cores and up to 76 GPU cores

WWDC 2023 introduced the M2 Ultra chip. It’s used in the new Mac Pro and Mac Studio and offers powerful features.

Shortly after announcing the 15-inch MacBook Air, Apple introduced a new system on a chip (SoC) at WWDC 2023. The M2 Ultra is Apple’s largest and most powerful chip yet. Dual SIM M2 Max together, which are linked together via a silicone medium (UltraFusion). It provides a bandwidth of 2.5 terabytes per second.

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Unified storage support up to 192GB

The M2 Ultra, made using a five-nanometer process, has a die size of approximately 1,120 square millimeters and has 134 billion transistors to – 20 billion more than the M1 Ultra. The shared memory architecture of the M2 Ultra supports up to 192GB of storage, 50 percent more than the M1 Ultra, and provides a memory bandwidth of 800GB/s. By the way, it supports rendering engine Up to six per XDR display (6K screens).

with the 24 cores CPU In the M2 Ultra, which is 20 percent faster than the M1 Ultra, and the GPU is up to 30 percent faster, the chip emphasizes its high performance. the 32-core Neural Engine It’s said to be 40 percent faster than the neural engine in the M1 Ultra. The GPU, which can be configured with 60 or 76 cores, deserves a special mention. According to Apple, rendering 3D effects in Octane using the M2 Ultra is three times faster than the M1 Ultra in Mac Studio.

From €4,799 at Mac Studio

The updated Mac Studio can be equipped with the M2 Max or M2 Ultra and costs a minimum of €4,799 with the Ultra chip (maximum model from €2,399). Alternatively, the high-end chip is now available in the Mac Pro at €8,299. Apple has now completed the full switch over to its Mac chipset launched in 2020.

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It remains to be seen what advances the future M3 series will bring with its three-nanometer manufacturing. The first M3 Macs are expected in early 2024.


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