Apple M2 Extreme chip specifications broke the news

According to previous news from Bloomberg Mark Gurman, Apple is developing a Mac Pro equipped with the M2 Extreme chip, which will be previewed later this year and launched in early 2023.

In addition, Gurman said that Apple will launch a new Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro chips, and new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max. The new chip specifications are still unknown.

Macworld broke the news that the specification upgrade of Apple's M2 series may be similar to the integration method of the M1 series, which may be as follows:

  • M2: 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU, up to 24GB of unified memory
  • M2 Pro (estimated): Up to 10-core CPU, up to 20-core GPU, up to 48GB of unified memory
  • M2 Max (estimated): Up to 10-core CPU, 40-core GPU, up to 96GB unified memory
  • M2 Ultra (estimated): 24-core CPU, 80-core GPU, up to 192GB of unified memory
  • M2 Extreme (estimated): 48-core CPU, 160-core GPU core, up to 384GB of unified memory
This statement is different from what Bloomberg previously broke, which said that Apple has developed a 40-core chip for the upcoming Mac Pro:

Codenamed Jade 2C-Die and Jade 4C-Die, the redesigned Mac Pros are planned to offer 20 or 40 CPU cores, consisting of 16 or 32 high-performance cores and 4 or 8 high-efficiency cores. The chips will also include 64-core or 128-core GPUs. The number of computing cores exceeds the 28 cores offered by today's Intel Mac Pro chips, and higher-end GPUs will replace those now made by AMD.

Whether it's 40-core or 48-core, though, the M2 Extreme is likely to be tailor-made for Apple's ultra-high-performance Mac Pro, the long-awaited machine expected to be released next year, and we'll have to wait and see.

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