Apple M2 Ultra processor officially launched with amazing performance and mighty specificationsApple M2 Ultra processor officially launched with awesome specifications and amazing performance

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Apple today announced its most powerful processor M2 Ultra , which delivers amazingly powerful Mac performance and complements the M2 family. The Apple M2 Ultra is the largest and most capable processor Apple has ever built, making the new Mac Studio and Mac Pro the most powerful Mac desktop ever.

Apple M2 Ultra processor specifications

The M2 Ultra is built using a second-generation 5nm process and uses Apple’s groundbreaking UltraFusion technology to connect two M2 Max chips, doubling the performance.

The Apple M2 Ultra is made up of 134 billion transistors – 20 billion more than the M1 Ultra. The unified memory architecture supports up to 192GB of memory capacity, which is 50 percent more than the M1 Ultra, and features up to 800GB/s memory bandwidth – twice the capacity of the M2 Max.

Apple M2 Ultra processor

The M2 Ultra features a more powerful CPU that’s 20 percent faster than the M1 Ultra, and it features a media engine with twice the power of M2 Max for ProRes acceleration. With all of these advancements, the M2 Ultra takes Mac performance to a whole new level once again.

Industry-leading UltraFusion technology

The M2 Ultra is constructed from two M2 Max dies connected through UltraFusion, Apple’s industry-leading custom packaging technology. UltraFusion uses a silicon middleware that bridges over 10,000 signals, providing over 2.5 TB/s of bandwidth to the processor with low latency.

The UltraFusion architecture enables the M2 Ultra to appear as a single software chip. This means no code needs to be rewritten to take advantage of the M2 Ultra’s superior performance and makes UltraFusion unlike anything else in the industry.

Unparalleled performance and energy efficiency

Apple M2 Ultra processor performance
Apple M2 Ultra processor performance

M2 Ultra’s 24-core CPU consists of 16 high-performance next-generation cores and eight next-generation high-efficiency cores, providing up to 20 percent faster performance than M1 Ultra. And with Mac Studio powered by M2 Ultra, animators using DaVinci Resolve will experience up to 50% faster video processing compared to Mac Studio with M2 Ultra.

The GPU can be configured with 60 or 76 next-generation cores. That’s up to 12 more cores and an improvement of up to 30 percent over the extremely powerful GPU in the M1 Ultra. And rendering 3D effects with Octane on Mac Studio with M2 Ultra is three times faster than on Mac Studio with M1 Ultra.

A game-changing unified memory architecture

Apple’s unified memory architecture, the hallmark of Apple silicon, delivers incredible bandwidth, low latency, and unparalleled power efficiency. The M2 Ultra boasts a system memory bandwidth of 800GB/s, which is far greater than anything found in a PC. It can be configured with a massive 192GB of unified memory, enabling workflows not possible on a PC. For example, the M2 Ultra can train massive machine learning workloads on a single system that even the most powerful discrete GPU can’t handle.

Apple M2 Ultra processor features

The M2 Ultra integrates the latest Apple custom technologies directly on the chip, increasing performance and efficiency:

M2 Ultra features a 32-core Neural Engine that delivers 31.6 trillion operations per second, which is 40 percent faster performance than M1 Ultra.

Apple M2 Ultra processor features
Apple M2 Ultra processor features

The powerful Media Engine has twice the capabilities of the M2 Max, further speeding up video processing. And it has custom hardware H.264, HEVC, and ProRes encoding and decoding, allowing the M2 Ultra to play up to 22 streams of 422 8K ProRes video — far more than any PC chip can do.

The Display Engine supports up to six Pro Display XDR displays, driving over 100 million pixels.

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