The new Mac Pro may have non-expandable RAM

The new Mac Pro may have non-expandable RAM

Although several computers, both desktop and notebook, equipped with Apple Silicon SoCs have already been on the market for some time, a new iteration of the device par excellence dedicated to professionals is still missing: the Mac Pro . We know that the company has been working on this project for years and many expect a renewed device not only internally, but also in terms of design.

However, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said that the new Mac Pro , at least from an aesthetic point of view, it will be identical to the 2019 edition. If this is true, it would be a missed opportunity for Apple, which has already renewed the design of its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air .

As for performance, the latest rumors speak of a chip containing 48 CPU Cores and 152 GPU Cores, presumably called M2 Extreme . However, a variant with the less performing M2 Ultra, equipped with 24 CPU Cores and 76 GPU Cores, should also be marketed. In both cases, the maximum amount of unified memory should be 256GB.

Photo Credit: Apple Due to architectural differences compared to the series equipped with Intel Xeon processors, the new Mac Pro may not provide the ability to upgrade the amount of RAM on board, which will need to be carefully selected before placing the order. In addition, according to Gurman, there will be two SSD slots and enough space for installing “ graphics, multimedia and network cards ”.

Apple may already be working on drivers for other video cards that will expand the graphics capabilities provided by the GPU integrated, probably relying again on AMD. We cannot exclude the possibility that an updated version of the Afterburner card will also be marketed, used to speed up operations with the ProRes and ProRes RAW codecs.

For the moment, obviously, we just have to wait for an official communication about it from Apple itself.