Apple is reportedly testing an M3 Ultra chip with a significant CPU increase from 24 cores in the M2 Ultra to 32 cores in the next-gen version of the chip, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman in today’s Switched on Newsletter. Developer logs also reportedly show a base configuration with 64 GPU cores and a higher version with 80 GPU cores for Apple’s big desktop chip.
You can get an M2 Ultra Mac with either a 60- or 76-core GPU right now, which makes the next iteration of the chip a more modest improvement, from a graphics processing standpoint, compared to the leap of the year. past. The M2 Ultra in its top configuration saw a 12-core jump from the 64-core GPU of a maxed-out M1 Ultra Mac Studio.
He Bloomberg The report says again that Apple will launch M3 Macs in October, including a new iMac, but it also reiterates that we won’t see computers with the M3 Pro or M3 Max until next year. Gurman predicts that an M3 Ultra chip will launch in late 2024 “at the earliest,” based on Apple’s previous release schedule.