According to the most recent source, a Mac Pro with a powerful Apple Silicon option is still developing. Although there will be a few different chip possibilities for the new workstation, the top-tier configuration may include up to a 152-core GPU and other enhancements.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the highest-end chip arrangement may also have a 48-core CPU, writes about it in this weekly newsletter called “Power On.” Gurman did not disclose the number of cores that will be divided between performance and power efficiency. Still, considering that the Mac Pro is intended to stay stationary, the bulk of the CPU cores will probably be assigned to the version.
Onto the Mac Pro. That new high-end machine will include chip options at least twice or four times as powerful as the M2 Max. Let’s call those chips the M2 Ultra and the M2 Extreme. My belief is that the Mac Pro will be offered with options for 24 and 48 CPU cores and 76 and 152 graphics cores—along with up to 256 gigabytes of memory.”
The next Mac Pro will be a force to be reckoned with with up to 256GB of dynamic RAM and the insane amount of CPU and GPU cores, but probably, only a tiny fraction of consumers who want to get the most performance out of the system would buy one. The identity of the SoC that powers the workstation is still unknown, but according to Gurman’s best estimations, the M2 Extreme may be the most powerful model and the M2 Ultra the least.
According to previously released information, Apple may employ the same procedure to combine two M2 Ultra chipsets to make the M2 Extreme, much as it did to create the M1 Ultra by fusing two M1 Max chipsets. Unfortunately, Gurman did not provide any information on how this bespoke silicon was made; nevertheless, considering that TSMC’s 3nm process has been delayed, we believe that, at the very least, the 4nm production process will be used.