Apple announces the new M1 Ultra chip

After announcing the M1 Pro and Max chips a few months ago, during the “Peek Performance” event, the company completed the family by announcing the new M1 Ultra.

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The M1 Ultra chip is basically a combination of two M1 Max chips using UltraFusion technology, to interconnect the two M1 Max chips. We find the 114 billion transistors and we have 20 CPU cores available, including 16 high-performance cores and 4 high-efficiency cores, while the GPU reaches an impressive 64 GPU cores, eight times faster than the M1 chip introduced in 2020 The latter offers a level of performance comparable to a high-end GPU for a pro-level desktop PC, using a good 200W less. Don’t miss the 32-core Neural Engine. The manufacturing process at 5 nanometers remains unchanged.

The M1 Ultra has memory bandwidth of up to 800 GB/s, twice that of the M1 Max chip, and 2.5 TB/s of interprocessor bandwidth. Additionally, it supports up to 128 GB of unified memory.

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This M1 Ultra chip offers H.264 HEVC, ProRes and ProRes RAW hardware acceleration with 2 video decode engines, 4 video encode engines and 4 ProRes encode/decode engines. Video professionals can now transcode video to ProRes up to 5.6 times faster than a 28-core Mac Pro with Afterburner.

This new chip will power the all-new Mac Studio that was just showcased at today’s “Peek Performance” event.

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