M1 UltraSource: Apple

What you need to know

  • Apple has announced a new M1 Ultra chip.
  • The M1 Ultra is built upon the existing M1 Max chip.
  • The new chip is set to be super-fast for the most intensive workflows.

Apple today announced a new chip to sit at the very top of its Apple silicon lineup. Here's M1 Ultra.

For those who don't find M1 Pro and M1 Max quick enough, the new Apple silicon builds on the latter and is dubbed M1 Ultra. In fact, Apple says that the whole new chip was made possible by an M1 Max 'hidden feature,' a die-to-die interconnect that allows two M1 Max chips to effectively be connected together. The result? A new chip with blazing performance.

The new chip features a total of 20 cores, 16 of which are high performance. In terms of GPU cores, a massive 60 are offered and 32 Neural Engine cores round out the specs. Apple says that we can expect twice the M1 Max media engine power as well as 22 trillion operations per second. This is one fast chip!

Users of the M1 Ultra can look forward to support for 128GB of unified memory as well as extremely high memory bandwidth.

The new M1 Ultra is undoubtedly the best Mac chip Apple has ever made. And you get the feeling that it's just getting started.

Developing