The New Mac Pro from Apple Might Use an M2 Processor with up to 48 CPU Cores.

The New Mac Pro from Apple Might Use an M2 Processor with up to 48 CPU Cores.

According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, one of the new laptops Apple wants to introduce in the coming months is an M2 model of the Mac Pro. Gurman claims in his weekly Power On newsletter that the business is testing a version of their high-end desktop with a chipset with a 24-core CPU and 76-core GPU, as well as 192GB of RAM.

He believes Apple will eventually allow users to select between two alternative chipsets when customizing the Mac Pro. For the time being, Gurman has dubbed them the "M2 Ultra" and "M2 Extreme."

“My belief is that the Mac Pro will be offered with options for 24 and 48 CPU cores and 76 and 152 graphics cores — along with up to 256 gigabytes of memory,” he writes.

Gurman goes on to say that those processors will be "at least twice or four times as powerful as the M2 Max," a processor that Apple has yet to reveal. To put those core counts into context, the entry-level M2 has 8 CPU cores and 10 GPU cores. Meanwhile, the M2 Max, which has yet to be unveiled, is believed to include 12 CPU cores and 38 GPU cores.

Gurman anticipates Apple to reveal upgraded versions of the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro, as well as a new Mac mini, before the new Mac Pro comes. He claims that Apple's next high-end laptops will have the company's new M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs, while the Mac mini will use the same M2 silicon as the 2022 MacBook Air. Gurman also mentions that Apple has internally tested an M2 Pro form of the Mac mini, though he doesn't say if the firm intends to market that version of the machine. These gadgets should be available in the next months.

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