But the new chip that Apple is working on is not a regular chip at all. While the M1 Max chip was a very powerful processor for many companies such as Intel and AMD, and even managed to eliminate many of the processors made by the two companies in doing industrial work, Apple unveiled the M1 Ultra, which Is more powerful and faster than the previous chip.
While it claims to perform even better than Nvidia's RTX 3090 in terms of graphics work, we are seeing news of an Apple M2 Xtreme chip that It is said to have 48 processor cores and 128 graphics cores, which means twice as much as the M1 Ultra! It remains to be seen whether the new Mac Pro will have more RAM with this unique chip. Unfortunately, we do not have much information in this regard, but it is expected that the minimum amount of RAM used in the most powerful model of the new system is 1.5 terabytes.
Many users are now joking that the Apple M2 Xtreme is a combination of two M1 Ultra chips, but it is unlikely that Apple will do so with ultrasound technology. If the company wants to make more powerful chips, or more precisely twice as powerful as the M1 Ultra, the simplest way is to combine them together, because it can achieve exactly what it aims to do.
Mark Gorman, a website reporter Bloomberg, which is also a reliable news source, believes that Apple's new chips will have great specifications, which you can see below.
- M2: It has 8 processing cores and 9 or 10 cores graphics
- M2 Pro: with 12 processing cores and 16 cores graphics
- M2 Max: with 12 processing cores and 32 graphics cores
- M2 Ultra: with 24 cores Processing and 48 graphics cores
- M2 Xtreme: With 48 processing cores and 96 or 128 graphics cores
Apparently Apple's next-generation chips are divided into two parts, a special part Ordinary users and others for users who do very heavy work with their product. According to the Gorman classification, we should expect the standard and Pro models to be used by ordinary users and the Pro to Extreme models to be used by professional users.
- MacBook Pro 14 or 16-inch with M2 Pro and M2 Max chip
- iMac Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max chip
- Mac Studio with M2 Max and M2 Ultra chip
- Mac Pro with M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme chip
- Apple Pro 7K Display
- MacBook Air with M2 chip
- MacBook Pro 13-inch with M2 chip
- MacBook with M2 and M2 Pro chip as a replacement for model equipped with Intel chip iMac with M2 chip
- Apple Display Studio display
Gorman also predicts that Apple will unveil its second-generation Pro XDR display alongside the new Mac Pro . He believes that the display will have a resolution of 7K and will be equipped with an Apple A-series chip that can help improve image processing, improve their quality and also add new features to the camera of this display such as Center Stage.