Apple is reportedly testing high-end Mac PCs powered by its new M2 chips | Engadget

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Apple is anticipated to unveil a set of new merchandise on the Worldwide Builders Convention (WWDC) in a couple of days, and two of them could possibly be new Mac desktops. In accordance with Bloomberg Mark Gurman, the tech large, is testing a number of high-end Macs based mostly on the new M2 Max processor and M2 Extremely chip, which the corporate has not but introduced.

For those who bear in mind, earlier this 12 months Apple launched the M2 Max on its MacBook Professional 14 and 16 laptops, in addition to its Mac mini laptop. The desktop PC with the chip will reportedly have 8 high-performance cores, 4 environment friendly cores and 30 graphics cores. It’s going to even have 96GB of RAM and run macOS 13.4, the corporate’s newest desktop software program.
In the meantime, the unannounced M2 Extremely chip needs to be a extra highly effective variant with twice as many processing cores. Particularly, the chip is anticipated to have 16 high-performance, 8 environment friendly and 60 graphics cores, though Bloomberg says the corporate will supply a extra highly effective model with 76 graphics cores. Apple is even reportedly testing a pc with the M2 Extremely in configurations with 64GB, 128GB, and 192GB of storage.

Gurman additionally says that the M2 Extremely was initially designed for future variations of the Mac Professional, which nonetheless use Intel processors. However the Mac Professional is presently being examined below the codename Mac 14.8, whereas the new high-end computer systems with the M2 Max and M2 Extremely processors are codenamed Mac 14.13 and Mac 14.14. Presumably, because of this these are utterly completely different desktops, maybe the new Mac Studio fashions which are presently powered by the M1 Max or M1 Extremely.

Along with high-end desktop computer systems, Apple might also introduce new laptops at WWDC. A few of the prospects embrace a 15-inch MacBook Air that could possibly be outfitted with a processor “on par” with the tech large’s current-generation M2 chip, in addition to a extra inexpensive model of the 13-inch MacBook Professional.

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