Apple unveiled the M2 Ultra during its WWDC 2023 event, the newest top-end M2 family SoC to join the M2, M2 Pro, and M2 Max. The performance is doubled thanks to Apple’s UltraFusion technology, which links the die of two M2 Max circuits using second-generation 5-nanometer manufacturing.
Twenty billion additional transistors (134 billion) are present in the M2 Ultra than the M1 Ultra. Its unified memory architecture offers a memory bandwidth of 800GB/s, which is twice as fast as M2 Max, and a memory capacity of up to an astounding 192GB, which is 50% more than M1 Ultra.
The M2 Ultra has a 24-Core CPU that is 20% faster than the M1 Ultra and has 16 next-generation high-performance cores and 8 next-generation high-efficiency cores. It also has a 30% faster GPU that can be configured with 60 or 76 cores and a 32-core Neural Engine that can perform up to 40% more operations per second (31.6 trillion) than the M1 Ultra.
Additionally, it has a media engine with two times M2 Max’s capabilities. The M2 Ultra can play back up to 22 streams of 8K ProRes 422 footage thanks to its dedicated, hardware-enabled H.264, HEVC, and ProRes encoding and decode.
More than 100 million pixels can be driven by the display engine’s capability for up to six Pro Display XDRs. Best-in-class security is provided by the most recent Secure Enclave, together with hardware-verified secure boot and runtime anti-exploitation features.
This month’s new Mac Pro and Mac Studio will be powered by the processor. Apple declared that the transition from Mac to Apple Silicon was now complete.