At WWDC 2023 this week, the Mac Studio update was announced along with the M2 Mac Pro. Using Apple’s UltraFusion technology, the M2 Ultra chip has been created with two M2 Max processors that read as a single core.
This development marks the completion of the move to Apple Silicon, with the M2 Ultra providing up to 2.5TB/s of low-latency interprocessor bandwidth and allowing up to 192 GB of unified memory.
Mac Studio update and the M2 Mac Pro
The Mac Studio now offers two base configurations, starting with the M2 Max and going up to the M2 Ultra which offers double the performance spec but is also double the price.
Meanwhile, as we know, the Mac Pro offers users the power and flexibility of configurable PCIe slots which are essential to Pro Tools Ultimate users, Video editors, and anyone seeking to incorporate additional hardware into their workflow.
For years, the Mac Pro was the center of almost every studio around the world. So it will be refreshing to see it move back into its rightful place, and with the new Apple Silicon chip powering it not less.
Pricing and availability:
The Mac Studio starts at $1,999 for the base model and goes up to the M2 Ultra configuration with a 24‑core CPU, 76‑core GPU, and a 32‑core Neural Engine which starts shipping next week from the Apple store.
The Mac Pro is available in desktop and rackmount configurations, both with M2 Ultra, starting at $6,999. The top-spec model runs a 24‑core CPU, a 76‑core GPU, and a 32‑core Neural Engine and supports up to 192 GB of unified memory, all shipping next week.
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