Through today’s article, we will talk to you about the new features added to the newly launched Mac Studio and MacBook Pro 15-inch new model. Let’s take you through all of the latest additions Apple has made to the M2’s chipset recently.
Let us tell you that Apple has made a big change in the Mac lineup with the M2 Ultra, as most of you will know that after last year’s M1 Ultra chip, the M2 Ultra has Apple UltraFusion with 2.5TB/s bandwidth. Two Apple M2 Max chips are coupled through the architecture. Along with this, the new top-end Apple chip is based on the second-generation 5nm process.
2023 Mac Studio Specs
The new Mac Studio comes with the M2 chipset, which Apple says offers up to 40% faster neural engine than the M1, along with 800GB/s memory bandwidth. Also can be easily configured with last year’s M2 Max chip or the latest M2 Ultra chip. Let us tell you that depending on the chipset, the M2 comes with a 24-core CPU and a 76-core GPU. While the new Mac Studio also supports an 8K display, apart from this, I think the best feature is that it can also pack up to 192GB of integrated memory and up to 8TB of storage.
2023 New Mac Studio Connectivity
Talking about the connectivity of the new Mac Studio, the brand new Mac Studio also has updated connectivity via HDMI with support for 8K monitors and a 240Hz refresh rate. Apart from this, the 6E comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.3, an Ethernet port, an SDXC port, an HDMI port, and a Thunderbolt 4 port. When paired with the M2 Ultra, the media engine also enables encoding/decoding of H.264, HEVC, and ProRes.
2023 New M2 Ultra Chipset Specs
Let us tell you that the new M2 Ultra Apple Silicon is a monster of a chipset compared to its predecessor. Apart from this, the M2 Ultra chip has been built on Apple’s 5nm UltraFusion architecture process. This means that the M2 Ultra is comprised of two M2 Max dies, connected via UltraFusion, that contain over 10,000 signals. It also enables the chipset to achieve more than 2.5TB/s of low-latency interprocessor bandwidth.
Talking about the performance of the M2 Ultra, it comes with up to 24-core CPU and 76-core GPU, which includes 16 high-performance and 8-efficiency cores. For comparison, last year’s M1 Ultra chipset comes with a 20-core CPU and 64-core GPU. And if we look at the other features of the chipset, it is 800GB/s memory bandwidth and it comes with 192GB of integrated memory.
Talking about other features, the Apple M2 chip is powered by a 32-core neural engine capable of performing 31.6 trillion operations per second. It also supports a dedicated hardware-enabled H.264, HEVC, and ProRes encode/decode.
Apart from this, this chipset also allows you to play back up to 22 streams of 8K ProRes 422 video. M2 Ultra’s display engine can support up to 6 Pro XDR displays, pushing over 100mils
2023 New Mac Pro Specs
Now let’s talk about the features of the 2023 Mac Pro, Apple has brought its custom-made silicon chip to Mac Pro. Let us tell you that the new Mac Pro supports an M2 Ultra chip with a 24-core CPU and 76-core GPU. This also makes the new 2023 Mac Pro up to 7 times faster than the Intel-based Mac Pro. It comes with a 32-core neural engine capable of carrying out 31.6 trillion operations per second.
2023 New Mac Pro Connectivity
Let us tell you that the M2 Ultra, Mac Pro can easily handle up to 24 4K camera feeds with the ability to encode ProRes. It can be connected to the 6 Pro Display XDR and also offers Wi-Fi 6e and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity. I/O includes 2x USB-A ports, 2x HDMI 2.1 ports, and 2x 10G Ethernet ports, as well as a headphone jack.
Price and Availability
Now let’s talk about the price of Mac Studio with M2 Ultra chipset starting from $ 1,999.
And the Mac Pro in its tower enclosure starts at $6,999, while the rack enclosure model will start at $7,499.
Both new Macs are up for pre-order today and will be available in the US starting next week.