igeekphone news On August 14, according to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman (Mark Gurman) in his “Power On” newsletter, Apple plans to launch a high-end M3 Ultra chip in 2024, The chip will provide more powerful performance for devices such as the Mac Studio and Mac Pro.
The M3 Ultra will significantly increase the number of CPU cores, while also modestly increasing the number of GPU cores. According to Gurman, the specifications of the M3 Ultra chip and the M2 Ultra are as follows:
Base Edition M3 Ultra specification: 32 core CPU, including 24 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores, 64 core GPU
Base edition M2 Ultra specification: 24-core CPU, including 16 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores, and 60-core GPU
Top Edition M3 Ultra specification: 32 core CPU, including 24 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores, 80 core GPU
Top of the line M2 Ultra specs: 24-core CPU, including 16 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores, and 76-core GPU
From the above specifications, it can be seen that the M3 Ultra chip has a significant increase in the CPU core compared to the M2 Ultra chip, and a smaller increase in the GPU core. IT House noted that the increase in CPU cores came mainly from the increase in performance cores, rather than efficiency cores. This means that the M3 Ultra chip will be able to handle more high-load tasks and increase the computing power of Mac devices.
It is reported that Apple will launch the first batch of Mac devices with M3 chips in October this year, including the 13-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 24-inch iMac. The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Pro and M3 Max chips are expected to launch first in 2024, followed by new versions of the Mac Pro and Mac Studio with M3 Ultra.
In addition to the CPU and GPU, the M3 series chips may also make adjustments to the memory. The MacBook Pro models that Apple is reportedly testing internally come with 36GB and 48GB of RAM, neither of which are current options on the M2 MacBook Pro (16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 96GB).