Apple ditches the M2 Extreme chip in favor of the M2 Ultra with the new Mac Pro

Apple introduced the M2 chip with the new MacBook Air launched in July. According to the latest, Apple is testing a new Mac Pro with M2 Ultra chip. The company was previously rumored to power the upcoming Mac Pro with the all-new M2 Extreme chip. Scroll down to read more details on this topic.

Apple Testing New Mac Pro With M2 Ultra Chip, ‘M2 Extreme’ Plans Possibly Canceled

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggests in his latest Power On newsletter that Apple continues testing the new Mac Pro with the M2 Ultra chip. It also indicates that the company has now abandoned its plans to launch the device with the advanced M2 Extreme chip. The M2 Ultra will have up to a 24-core CPU and a 76-core GPU to improve performance capabilities. In addition to that, the device will also have up to 192GB of RAM.

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Gurman expects the upcoming Mac Pro to still be expandable with memory, storage, and more. In contrast, the M2 Extreme chip had a 48-core CPU and a 152-core GPU. The analyst believes that Apple may have abandoned plans for a higher-end version of the M2 chip due to cost and manufacturing issues.

Based on Apple’s current pricing structure, the M2 Extreme version of the Mac Pro would likely cost at least $10,000 — without any other upgrades — making it an extraordinarily niche product that likely isn’t worth the development costs, engineering resources, and production bandwidth. .may need.”

The current version of Mac Pro was launched in November 2019 with a starting price of $5,999 in the United States. The next Mac Pro with M2 Ultra is expected to launch sometime in 2023. Mark Gurman hasn’t shared any specific details about the launch time frame. However, we will share more details about it once more details become available.

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