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The new Mac Pro with an Apple Silicon chip could have had 48 CPU cores and 152 GPU cores.
Technological company Apple is behindhand in producing its high-end Mac Pro with its Silicon chips. Back in 2020, the company revealed its intentions to transition from Intel Corp. processors to in-house designed Mac chips, stating that the changes would take two years. The move was supposed to end a 15-year partnership between Apple and Intel Corp. This year is about to end, and Apple has been unable to make its full switch to the new Mac Pro with its Silicon chip, as envisioned.
Apple Scales Back Plans on Mac Pro with Apple Silicon Chips
Although Apple could not meet up with its self-imposed deadline on Mac Pro with Apple silicon, the technology company continues to test the Mac pro and M2 Pro-based Mac mini to replace the remaining intel models. According to Mark Gurman’s “Power On” newsletter for Bloomberg, Apple’s failure to meet up with the schedule for the production of its Mac Pro with Apple Silicon can be tied to a few factors, like the changes it made to its features. There was also a major development with its plan for high-end processes and manufacturing plans.
Apple’s plan was for a processor based on the original M1 chip to replace the Intel Mac Pro. To achieve this, the company was faced with two major configurations; The first is that a single chip would perform the same function as two M1 Max processors, which is the highest-end MacBook Pro chip. The second is that another chip is equal to the combined components of four M1 Max.
Apple’s Development Intentions for Mac Pro
Tagged the M1 Ultra, the dual M1 Max chip first launched in the Mac Studio, and then Apple moved the Mac Pro to the M2 generation. And the plan was for the Mac Pro to come in two configurations: an M2 Ultra version and a double-M2 Ultra. The new Mac Pro with an Apple Silicon chip could have had 48 CPU cores and 152 GPU cores. With The M2 Ultra chip, the Mac Pro would offer 24 CPU cores and 76 GPU cores and support up to 192 gigabytes of Unified Memory. Gurman added that Apple would continue to offer more options for Mac Pro, such as expanded internal storage and memory increase.
Currently, at after-hours trading, Apple stock is down 0.05% to $134.44. The company has recorded losses for the past year, losing nearly 21% in 12 months. It also declined 24.25% since the year began and shed 12.93% in the last three months. Over the past month, Apple has dropped 9.12% and plunged 6.91% in the last five days.