Besides the updated 15-inch MacBook Air, WWDC 2023 also unveiled the next-generation Mac Studio, next-generation Mac Pro, and the M2 Ultra chipset. With these launches, the Mac transition to Apple silicon is now complete. Find out more about the latest launches below.
2023 Mac Studio: Features
The brand-new Mac Studio can be configured with either last year’s M2 Max chip or the latest M2 Ultra chip. comes with Up to 24-core CPU and 76-core GPU, depending on the chipset. It offers 800GB/s memory bandwidth with up to 40% faster neural engine. It can pack up to 192GB of unified memory and up to 8TB of storage with 8K display support.
In terms of connectivity, the Mac Studio has Wi-Fi 6E, 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 enables H.264, HEVC and ProRes encode/decode.
2023 Mac Pro: Features
Apple has finally brought its custom-made silicon to the Mac Pro. The new Mac Pro M2 Ultra packs a chip Up to 24-core CPU and 76-core GPU. This makes the 2023 Mac Pro 7 times faster than the Intel-based Mac Pro. It comes with a 32-core neural engine capable of pushing 31.6 trillion operations per second.
Mac Pro can support up to 192 GB of integrated memory, up to 6 open PCIe Gen 4 slots. There is support for 6 Pro XDR displays and 22 streams of 8K ProRes.
In terms of connectivity, the Mac Pro comes with Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth version 5.3, two HDMI ports, eight Thunderbolt 4 ports, and dual 10GB Ethernet. Includes support for an external rack mount, sold separately.
M2 Ultra Chipset: Specifications
The new M2 Ultra Apple Silicon is a monster of a chipset compared to its predecessor. The M2 Ultra chip is made by Apple 5nm ultrafusion architecture process. This means that the M2 Ultra infuses two M2 Max dies connected by ultrafusion with over 10,000 signals. This enables the chipset to achieve low-latency interprocessor bandwidth in excess of 2.5TB/s.
M2 Ultra Features a 24-core CPU, and up to a 76-core GPU, including 16 high-performance and 8-efficiency cores. For comparison, last year’s M1 Ultra chipset has a 20-core CPU to a 64-core GPU. The chipset features 800GB/s of memory bandwidth and can be configured with 192GB of unified memory.
Also, its features are a 32-core neural engine It can provide 31.6 trillion operations per second. It also supports a dedicated hardware enabled H.264, HEVC and ProRes encode/decode. This allows the chipset to play up to 22 streams of 8K ProRes 422 video. The M2 Ultra’s Display Engine can support up to 6 Pro XDR displays, driving over 100 mils.
Price and Availability
The price of the 2023 Mac Studio will start at Rs 2,09,900 and the price of the 2023 Mac Pro will start at Rs 7,29,900. The new Mac Studio and Mac Pro are available for preorder today from the official Apple website. It will be available from June 13 through Apple’s official website, Apple Stores and through authorized Apple retailers.