Apple is finally finishing its move away from Intel with a new Mac Pro using M2 Ultra. It is configurable with up to 192GB of memory, will start at $6,299, and be available starting next week.
Every Mac Pro will use M2 Ultra, with 24 CPU cores and up to a 76-core GPU. The chassis shares its physical design with the last Intel Xeon Mac Pro, and vertical and rack-mounted options will be available.
Rather than using AfterBurner for ProRes video as an optional card, Apple says the new PC will have the power of seven AfterBurner cards. It can ingest 22 camera feeds direct to Pro Res.
There are 8 Thunderbolt ports, as well as dual Gigabit Ethernet. PCIe Gen 4 expansion cards are an option now, with five slots for video, networking, audio and video IO cards. However, there is no word yet on third-party graphics.
Apple initially said that its transition away from Intel chips would take two years. That was in 2020. While the Mac Pro pushed that into three-year territory, it seems the transition is now complete. Apple has finally moved its entire product line away from Intel.