Apple’s serious modular professional desktop is getting its first real update of 2019, featuring the new M2 Ultra chip announced at WWDC 2023.
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The Ultra is a pair of M2 Max chips linked together, providing a 24-core CPU, 76-core GPU and 32-core Neural Engine. It also means two HDMI 2.1 ports – first arriving for Apple in the MacBook 16 – and dual 10Gb Ethernet connections. It can support up to 192GB of combined storage and has eight Thunderbolt 4 ports on the front.
In practice, this is a much higher performance over the aging Xeon in the old version, which means support for more high-resolution displays. This also means support for more modern standards, such as PCI Gen 4, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3. Pricing for the upgraded Mac Pro will start at $6,999.
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