Apple Unveils M2 Ultra Chip as Most Powerful Apple Silicon Chip Yet

Apple today unveiled the M2 Ultra chip alongside the new Mac Studio and Mac Pro, the most powerful Apple silicon chip to date.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

2016 Avatar
17 weeks ago
It would be very concerning if it wasn't the fastest apple silicon chip yet.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HiRez Avatar
17 weeks ago
I'll wait until they put 8 Ultra chips in there so I can use Chrome.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Adreitz Avatar
17 weeks ago
Not bad, but nothing new. Just a predictable spec bump. Why did it take so long to be released?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
17 weeks ago
Looks like a fantastic chip!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
t0rqx Avatar
17 weeks ago
most powerful chip created, in the meantime there is a M3 running behind closed doors which we are more interested about...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HiRez Avatar
16 weeks ago

most powerful chip created, in the meantime there is a M3 running behind closed doors which we are more interested about...
There’s always gonna be a more powerful chip around the corner but the M2 is pretty damn good, especially compared to the awful later Intel years.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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