Apple is testing the M2 Max and M2 Ultra Macs just ahead of WWDC.


Apple is testing the M2 Max and M2 Ultra.

Apple is set to announce several new Mac desktop models at the WWDC 2023 keynote. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gruman, Apple is internally testing two new Mac codes called “Mac 14,13” and “Mac 14,14”. These desktops will feature the M2 Max and the just-announced M2 Ultra chip.

The M2 Max will power Mac desktops. The chip features a 12-core CPU and 30-core GPU, supporting up to 96GB of RAM. Additionally, Apple plans to introduce the M2 Ultra chip, an upgraded version designed for tasks such as video editing and 3D rendering.

Additionally, the M2 Ultra chip will have support for a 24-core CPU, 60-core GPU, and up to 192 GB of RAM. A high-end variant of the M2 Ultra will include a remarkable 76-core GPU.

The Mac Studio is a “special” model powered by an M1 Ultra processor. Additionally, the new Mac Studio equipped with the M2 Ultra chip is expected to target professionals who require substantial computational capabilities.

The Mac Studio will offer a high-performance alternative to the Mac Pro until Apple’s plans for a modular desktop line become clear.

Image by Apple Mac Studio

In addition to the Mac Studio, Grumman’s report mentions the upcoming release of a new 15-inch MacBook Air. A recent internal Apple memo indicates that the company will soon add it to its trade-in program.

On the other hand, Mark Gorman said that the M3 Pro is set to offer a significant performance boost over its predecessor, with a 12-core processor and an 18-core GPU. As Apple continues to push the boundaries of its silicon capabilities, the M3 Pro is poised to redefine the power and performance of Mac devices.

The M3 Pro chipset is expected to take advantage of TSMC’s 3nm node process, which represents a significant leap from the previous 5nm technology.

WWDC 2023’s opening keynote is scheduled for June 5 at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET.

Source: Bloomberg


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