In recent years, Apple has taken significant steps in transitioning to its processors, and the latest announcement only convinced us of this. Apple introduces the most powerful processor “M2 Ultra”.
As part of this announcement, we were shown the impressive power of the M2 Ultra chip. While previous versions of the M2 chip were mainly used in laptops, Apple has raised the bar with the Ultra version, which is now installed in the latest Mac Studio and Mac Pro desktop computers.
The M2 Ultra received significant performance improvements over its predecessors. This is because it’s essentially two M2 Max chips rolled into one, similar to how the M1 Ultra used two M1 Max chips.
The number of cores has doubled from 12 to 24. The graphics cores have also doubled, offering up to 76 cores in the top model. The maximum amount of supported RAM has also increased – from 96 GB to an impressive 192 GB.
While this amount of RAM may be overkill for most users, it provides flexibility and future-proofing for demanding tasks.
Apple emphasizes the media capabilities of the new chips, highlighting their ability to handle complex video editing tasks. In particular, the M2 Ultra can quickly run 22 streams of 8K ProRes video simultaneously, making it a powerful tool for content creators and video editors.