At the Apple developers conference, Apple unveiled the powerful Mac Studio mini and Mac Pro. The Mac Studio, featuring the M2 Max, is up to 6× faster than the most powerful Intel-based iMac and 3× faster than the previous-gen Mac Studio. It boasts a 12-core CPU, up to a 38-core GPU, and up to 96GB of unified memory. The Mac Pro, now equipped with the M2 Ultra chip, offers speeds 3× faster than the previous-gen Intel model and up to 192GB of memory. Both machines provide extensive connectivity options, including HDMI with up to 8K resolution, Thunderbolt 4 ports, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.3. The Mac Studio pricing starts at $1,999, while the Mac Pro ranges in price from $6,999 to $7,499.
At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, (WWDC), Apple introduced the all-new Mac Studio mini and Mac Pro in the iconic “cheese grater” case, which are the most powerful Macs created to date.
The little Mac Studio features M2 Max. Compared to the most powerful Intel-based 27-inch iMac, the Mac Studio is up to six times faster, Apple says, and it outperforms the previous-generation Mac Studio with M1 Ultra by up to three times.
It has a 12-core CPU, up to a 38-core GPU, and up to 96GB of unified memory with a memory bandwidth of 400GB/s.
As for the Mac Pro, now equipped with the M2 Ultra chip, it combines Apple’s most powerful processor with the versatility of PCIe expansion. The Mac Pro boasts speeds up to three times faster than the previous-generation Intel-based model.
This release marks the completion of Apple’s transition to Apple silicon and, says Apple, together with the other professional systems, provides users with the most powerful and capable lineup of pro products Apple has ever offered.
The new Mac Studio provides a big boost in performance compared to the previous generation. Mac Studio with M2 Max is up to 50% faster than the previous-generation Mac Studio and 4× 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.
The new Mac Studio is equipped with a range of connectivity options and incorporates HDMI, enabling resolutions of up to 8K and frame rates of 240Hz. With the M2 Ultra processor, the Mac Studio supports the connection of up to six Pro Display XDRs, driving a total of over 100 million pixels.
The Mac Studio also features built-in Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, four Thunderbolt 4 ports, a 10Gb Ethernet port, and two USB-A ports. For added convenience, there are two USB-C ports and an SD card slot located on the front.
Pricing for the Mac Studio starts at $1,999.
The Mac Pro is available in two configurations: a tower starting at $6,999 or a rack-mountable chassis starting at $7,499. It offers a 24-core CPU, a choice between a 60-core or 72-core GPU, 64GB to 192GB of unified memory with 800GB/s bandwidth, and SSD storage options ranging from 1TB to 8TB.
The new Mac Pro brings PCIe expansion with its Apple silicon and has seven PCle expansion slots, with six open expansion slots that support Gen 4, which is 2× faster than before.
There is a wide array of connectivity in Mac Pro, with eight built-in Thunderbolt 4 ports—six on the back and two on the top—twice as many as before. It supports up to six Pro Display XDRs, along with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3. Additionally, the 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 Mac Studio and Mac Pro are available now for order, with availability beginning on Tuesday, June 13.