Apple Silicon Mac Pro Details Leak as Testing Ramps Up
The first Mac Pro model with Apple silicon chips is now undergoing testing ahead of an expected launch next year, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.
The Mac Pro is one of the last Intel-based Mac models still on sale and the only remaining Mac product line with no Apple silicon chip options. An all-new model that finally brings Apple silicon to Apple's top-tier Mac for professionals has now been anticipated for over two years. At its "Peek Performance" event earlier this year, Apple even teased the launch of the Apple silicon Mac Pro, saying "that's for another day."
In a recent edition of his newsletter, Gurman said that Apple is continuing work on the first Apple silicon Mac Pro, with the company reportedly ramping up testing of the device internally. The high-end Mac desktop is said to feature chip options that are at least twice or four times as powerful as the M2 Max, dubbed the "M2 Ultra" and "M2 Extreme." Gurman expects the Mac Pro to be offered with options for 24 and 48 CPU cores and 76 and 152 graphics cores, along with up to 256GB of memory.
He added specific information about one particular Mac Pro configuration that is apparently undergoing active testing inside Apple: a model with 24 CPU cores (including 16 performance and eight efficiency cores), 76 graphics cores, and 192GB of memory. The machine is said to be running macOS Ventura 13.3.
While he does not expect the new Mac Pro to launch until next year, Gurman said that he expects next-generation MacBook Pro and Mac mini models to launch "within the coming months."