Apple Debuts New Powerful Processor ‘M2 Ultra’
Apple has unveiled its latest system on a chip (SoC), M2 Ultra, which promises significant performance improvements for Mac devices. The M2 Ultra completes the M2 family and hailed as their largest and most powerful chip ever created.
The M2 Ultra is constructed using two M2 Max dies connected through Apple’s cutting-edge packaging technology, Ultra-Fusion. This innovative technology utilizes a silicon interposer that enables over 10,000 signals, providing a remarkable low-latency inter-processor bandwidth of over 2.5TB/s.
One standout feature of Ultra-Fusion is that it allows the M2 Ultra to function as a single chip to software, eliminating the need for code rewriting to take advantage of its exceptional performance and making it top in the industry.
Eight next-generation high-efficiency cores and 16 next-generation high-performance cores make up the 24-core CPU in the M2 Ultra. According to Apple, this setup outperforms the M1 Ultra by up to 20%.
It also boasts a potent media engine with double as many capabilities as the M2 Max. With dedicated hardware-enabled H.264, HEVC, and ProRes encoding and decoding capabilities, this improvement significantly speeds up video processing.
As a result, the M2 Ultra is capable of playing back up to 22 streams of 8K ProRes 422, which is more than any PC CPU now available can handle.
Additionally, the display engine of the M2 Ultra can support up to six Pro Display XDRs, driving a staggering number of over 100 million pixels and enabling high-resolution, multi-display setups.
In summary, the M2 Ultra represents a significant leap in performance for Mac devices, featuring advanced architecture, impressive CPU capabilities, powerful media processing, and exceptional support for high-resolution displays.