Apple’s next Mac Pro chip could be four times faster than M2 Max: Report

Rumors about Apple’s next Mac Pro suggest the computer could come with chip options “that are at least two to four times more powerful” than the as-yet-unreleased M2 Max.

The Verge reported that according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple has stepped up testing of the high-end Mac in preparation for its expected launch next year.

In his Power On newsletter, Gurman reports that the machine will feature new and more powerful internal chips dubbed “M2 Ultra” and “M2 Extreme”. The two variants feature 24 and 48 CPU cores, respectively, along with 76 and 152 GPU cores and 256GB of memory.

That’s compared to the base M2, which comes with 8 CPU cores and 10 GPU cores, and the rumored M2 Max, which will reportedly feature 12 CPU cores and 38 GPU cores, The Verge reported.

He also shared sub-tested Mac Pro configurations that include 24 CPU cores, 76 GPU cores and 192GB of memory.

According to The Verge, it runs on macOS Ventura 13.3, the first version of which will launch on Monday. Apple last released a $5,999 Mac Pro in 2019, and it should be updated with Apple silicon.

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