Apple Mac Pro with M2 Ultra: excellent scores in the first benchmarks


If there are already a considerable amount of reviews and tests in circulation of the new MacBook Air 15 with M2 and Mac Studio with M2 Max and M2 Ultra, the same cannot be said of the Mac Pro with M2 Ultra.


In fact, although it was also announced during the WWDC opening keynote and is already purchasable and actually available since yesterday, there are still no reviews. However, it is probable that journalists and influencers have already been trying it for a few days and that May the international embargo expire today wanted by Apple.

While waiting to be able to see in more detail how this new Mac Pro behaves, the one with which Apple has definitively completed the transition from Intel to Apple Silicon, a benchmark arrives today via GeekBench that allows us to get a rough idea of what will be the performance of this top-of-the-range desktop.

The Mac Pro got it a single-core score of 2,794 and a multi-core score of 21,453practically double the 1,378 and 10,390, again in single and multi-core respectively, obtained by the Intel-based Mac Pro equipped with a 28-core Xeon W processor, configuration that started from around 15,000 euros. Mac Pro with M2 Ultra it has a price that starts from 8,499 euros.

Unsurprisingly, these scores are virtually identical to what the Mac Studio with the M2 Ultra also achieved. In fact, the two Macs offer similar performance with the same configuration, the Mac Pro, however, is aimed more at those who also need PCI Express expansion. Mac Studio with M2 Ultra has a starting price of 4,899 euros. For the version with M2 Max it starts from 2,499 euros.


The new Mac Pro has kept the design unchanged from the 2019 model. However, it does not support graphics cards and does not allow upgrade RAM after purchase, since the memory is integrated into the SoC. However, this Mac Pro offers better connectivity in terms of connectivity, not only thanks to PCIe expansion but also thanks to the 8 Thunderbolt 4 ports, six on the back and two on top.

  • CPUs to 24 cores
    • up to 3x faster than the fastest Intel-based Mac Pro
  • GPUs to 76 cores
    • up to 7x faster than the Intel-based Mac Pro base configuration
  • neural engine to 32 cores
  • up to 192GB of unified memory
  • Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3
  • 2x HDMI, dual 10Gbps Ethernet, 8x Thunderbolt 4, 6x PCIe gen 4 slots
  • supports up to 6 Pro Display XDR
  • supports up to 22 streams in 8K ProRes
  • rack mount available.

Mac Pro with M2 Ultra also supports up to 6 Pro Display XDRs and Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 standards, it includes three USB-A ports, two HDMI ports with bandwidth to support resolutions up to 8K and refresh rates up to 240Hz, two 10Gb Ethernet ports, and a jack for headphones, even at high impedance.

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