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The Mac Pro is about to get a whole lot faster, and the latest benchmark results for the upcoming desktop tower have the tech world buzzing. Geekbench 6 has revealed the first performance scores for the new Mac Pro, showcasing the impressive capabilities of Apple’s M2 Ultra chip.
According to the benchmark, the M2-powered Mac Pro boasts a staggering single-core score of 2,794 and a multi-core score of 21,453. To put that into perspective, the highest-end Intel-based Mac Pro equipped with a 28-core Xeon W processor achieved a mere 1,378 single-core score and 10,390 multi-core score. This means that the new Mac Pro is more than twice as fast as its Intel-powered predecessor, offering a significant boost in performance.
However, what’s truly remarkable is that these top-tier performance numbers are not exclusive to a premium configuration. Unlike the previous model, all versions of the new Mac Pro come equipped with the M2 Ultra chip. This means that even the base model, priced at $6,999, can achieve incredible benchmark scores. In contrast, the highest-end Intel-based Mac Pro with similar performance capabilities started at a whopping $12,999.
Interestingly, these benchmark results closely mirror those obtained by the Mac Studio, Apple’s powerful desktop computer option for customers not in need of PCI Express expansion. Just a few days ago, we saw the Mac Studio with the M2 Ultra chip deliver the same impressive performance figures. With a more affordable starting price of $3,999, the Mac Studio seems like a compelling alternative for those seeking a desktop powerhouse without requiring the expandability options provided by the Mac Pro.
While the new Mac Pro maintains the familiar design of its 2019 predecessor, it does come with some notable changes. Gone are the days of user-upgradeable RAM and support for graphics cards. These changes are a direct result of Apple’s transition to its proprietary silicon architecture, known as Apple silicon. The M2 Ultra chip’s unified memory design eliminates the need for user-upgradeable RAM, while Apple’s focus on integrating powerful graphics capabilities into its chips renders the need for dedicated graphics cards unnecessary.
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As we eagerly anticipate the release of the new Mac Pro, these benchmark results have only heightened the excitement surrounding Apple’s M2 Ultra chip. With its exceptional performance, the M2 Ultra chip is set to redefine the possibilities of desktop computing, and the new Mac Pro and Mac Studio are poised to lead the way in delivering a seamless, powerful, and efficient user experience.