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Apple introduces M2 Ultra with a 24-core CPU, up to 76-Core GPU, up to 192GB of unified memory


New Apple M2 Ultra new generation processor
New Apple Processor

At its WWDC 2023 event, Apple introduced the M2 Ultra, the company’s latest top-end M2 series SoC that joins the M2, M2 Pro and M2 Max. This uses a second-generation 5-nanometer process and uses Apple’s Ultra Fusion technology that connects the die of two M2 Max chips, doubling the performance.


A quick overiew of the new Apple M2 ultra
M2 Ultra

The M2 Ultra has 134 billion transistors — 20 billion more than the M1 Ultra. Its unified memory architecture supports up to a whopping 192GB of memory capacity, which is 50% more than M1 Ultra, and features 800GB/s of memory bandwidth — twice that of M2 Max.


The M2 Ultra features a 24-Core CPU that includes 16 next-generation high-performance cores and eight next-generation high-efficiency cores making it 20% faster than the M1 Ultra and a 30% faster GPU that can be configured with 60 or 76 76-cores, and a 32-core Neural Engine, delivering 31.6 trillion operations per second that’s up to 40% faster.


It also features a media engine with twice the capabilities of M2 Max. It has dedicated, hardware-enabled H.264, HEVC, and ProRes encode and decode, allowing M2 Ultra to play back up to 22 streams of 8K ProRes 422 video.


The display engine supports up to six Pro Display XDRs, driving more than 100 million pixels. The latest Secure Enclave, along with hardware-verified secure boot and runtime anti-exploitation technologies, provides best-in-class security.


The chip will power the new Mac Pro and Mac Studio that will roll out this month. With this, Apple said that Mac Transition to Apple Silicon now complete.

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