Apple unveils new Mac Studio and M2 Ultra Mac Pro
Apple has announced its latest new Mac Studio and Mac Pro, the two most powerful Macs in Apple’s lineup. Mac Studio features M2 Max and the new M2 Ultra, delivering a large boost in performance and enhanced connectivity over the previous generation. Mac Studio is up to 6x faster than the most powerful Intel-based 27-inch iMac, and up to 3x faster than the previous-generation Mac Studio with M1 Ultra.
Mac Pro, now featuring M2 Ultra, combines the performance of Apple’s most powerful chip with of PCIe expansion. Mac Pro is up to 3x faster than the previous-generation Intel-based model. Featuring up to 192GB of unified memory, Mac Studio with M2 Ultra and Mac Pro have far more memory than the most advanced workstation graphics cards.
With M2 Max and M2 Ultra, the new Mac Studio provides a big boost in performance versus the previous generation. Mac Studio with M2 Max is up to 50 percent faster than the previous-generation Mac Studio and 4x faster than the most powerful Intel-based 27-inch iMac. It features a 12-core CPU, up to a 38-core GPU, and up to 96GB of unified memory with 400GB/s of memory bandwidth.
Featuring an array of connectivity, the new Mac Studio now has higher-bandwidth HDMI, enabling up to 8K resolution and 240Hz frame rates. With M2 Ultra, Mac Studio supports up to six Pro Display XDRs, driving over 100 million pixels Additionally, it now features Wi-Fi 6E to deliver download speeds that are up to twice as fast as the previous generation, plus support for Bluetooth 5.3. On the back, Mac Studio includes four Thunderbolt 4 ports, a 10Gb Ethernet port, an enhanced HDMI port, and two USB-A ports. It also has two USB-C ports and an SD card slot on the front.
The new Mac Pro features seven PCle expansion slots — with six open expansion slots that support gen 4, which is 2x faster than before.
The machine has eight built-in Thunderbolt 4 ports — six on the back and two on the top — which is twice as many as before. It supports up to six Pro Display XDRs, along with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3, which come to the new Mac Pro for fast wireless connectivity. Additionally, Mac Pro includes three USB-A ports, two higher-bandwidth HDMI ports that support up to 8K resolution and up to 240Hz frame rates, two 10Gb Ethernet ports, and a headphone jack that enables the use of high-impedance headphones.
The new Mac Studio and Mac Pro are available to order today on apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app. They will start to arrive to customers, and will be available in Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Resellers, beginning Tuesday, June 13.
Mac Studio starts at $1,999 (U.S.) and $1,799 (U.S.) for education. Additional configure-to-order options are available online. Available in both tower and rack-mounted enclosures, Mac Pro (Tower Enclosure) starts at $6,999 (U.S.) and $6,599 (U.S.) for education. Mac Pro (Rack Enclosure) starts at $7,499 (U.S.) and $6,999 (U.S.) for education. Additional technical specifications and configure-to-order options are available online.