Apple unveils Mac Studio and Mac Pro, new desktops powered by the company’s highest-performance chips, the M2 Max and M2 Ultra.
Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2023 today and unveiled the new Mac Studio and Mac Pro.
Mac Studio is designed with a compact form factor that can be placed on a desk. Featuring M2 Max and M2 Ultra, it offers a dramatic performance increase over the previous generation.
Mac Studio is 1.5x faster than its predecessor…and wireless connectivity is easier too
First, Mac Studio with M2 Max is up to 50% faster than its predecessor, and 4x faster than the Intel-based iMac 27. It has a 12-core CPU, up to 38-core GPU, and up to 96GB of integrated memory with 400GB memory bandwidth.
Mac Studio with M2 Ultra delivers twice the performance and capabilities of M2 Max. Mac Studio with M2 Ultra is up to three times faster than its predecessor with M1 Ultra and up to six times faster than the Intel-based iMac 27. It has a 24-core CPU, up to 76-core GPU, and up to 192GB of memory with 800GB memory bandwidth to deliver workstation-class performance.
The new Mac Studio features higher-bandwidth HDMI for up to 8K resolution and 240㎐ frame rate. With M2 Ultra, Mac Studio supports up to six Pro Display XDRs, delivering resolutions of over 100 million pixels and a vast amount of screen real estate for pro-grade workflows.
Mac Studio also features advanced built-in wireless technology. Wi-Fi 6E delivers up to 2x faster download speeds than the previous generation, while Bluetooth 5.3 allows users to connect to the latest Bluetooth accessories. The rear of the device features four Thunderbolt 4 ports, one 10Gb Ethernet port, an enhanced HDMI port, and two USB-A ports. On the front, two USB-C ports and an SD card slot allow users to easily import photos and videos.
[SEOUL, South Korea – At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2023, Apple today introduced new desktops, Mac Studio and Mac Pro, powered by the company’s highest-performance chips, the M2 Max and M2 Ultra. With M2 Max and the new M2 Ultra, the new Mac Studio is a powerhouse for professionals. (Photo courtesy of Apple)
Mac Pro gets a performance boost from monster chip…desktop is ‘in the $10,000s’
The new Mac Pro is based on the M2 Ultra, with a 24-core CPU and up to 76-core GPU, offering at least twice the memory and SSD storage. It can be configured with as much as 192GB of memory with 800GB of integrated memory bandwidth per second.
All Mac Pros now have the power of seven built-in Afterburner cards and, like Mac Studio, the industry’s most powerful media engine. Both desktops with M2 Ultra can play an unprecedented number of 8K ProRes video streams – 22.
Mac Pro has a total of seven PCle expansion slots, with six open expansion slots supporting Gen 4, which is twice as fast as before, and the ability to customize Mac Pro with a core card. This pushes the boundaries of user workflows by allowing professional users, such as sound professionals and videographers, to customize and expand their specs by selecting the cards they need.
Mac Pro also features a total of eight built-in Thunderbolt 4 ports – six on the rear and two on the top – twice as many as before, for even more connectivity. In addition to supporting up to six Pro Display XDRs, the new Mac Pro also supports high-speed wireless connectivity with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 support.
There are also three USB-A ports, two HDMI ports that support up to 8K resolution and 240㎐ frame rate with higher bandwidth, two 10Gb Ethernet ports메이저놀이터, and one headphone jack that supports high-impedance headphones.
The Mac Studio and Mac Pro unveiled today are based on macOS Ventura, which will be enhanced in the second half of the year.
When macOS Sonoma launches this fall, it will introduce powerful features and productivity tools, giving you new ways to get things done on your Mac. macOS Sonoma will include significant improvements to video conferencing, a high-performance screen sharing app mode for hybrid workflows, better use of widgets, and updates to Safari.
The two desktop products unveiled today are available for online ordering in select countries starting today, and offline sales will begin on March 13. Pricing for Mac Studio starts at $2,999 and Education starts at $2,699. Mac Pro is available in tower or rack enclosures, starting at $1,049 for the tower enclosure and $989 for Education. Mac Pro rack enclosures start at $1,019 and Education at $1,044.
“The new Mac Studio and Mac Pro with Apple silicon are two of the most powerful Macs we’ve ever built,” said John Turner, senior vice president of hardware engineering at Apple. “Taking it to the next level with M2 Macs and the new M2 Ultra, Mac Studio delivers even more performance and improved connectivity, while Mac Pro combines PCIe slots with Apple’s most powerful chips for users who need flexible internal expansion. With the new Apple Pro product lineup, we are able to offer our users the most powerful and best performing products available.”