Apple Silicon Is the Mac Pro Upgrade You’ve Been Waiting For – CNET

Apple’s serious modular pro desktop gets its first real update since 2019, incorporating the new M2 Ultra chip announced at WWDC 2023.

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The Ultra is a pair of M2 Max chips strung together, delivering 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 unified memory and has eight Thunderbolt 4 ports on the front. 

In practice, that’s a lot more performance over the antiquated Xeon in the old version, which means support for more high-res displays. It also means support for more modern standards, like 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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