Right now, the
Mac Pro is the only remaining Mac computer that doesn’t feature one of Apple’s own processors, with the premium machine instead offering a
choice of Intel Xeon W chips. But that’s all set to change in a few months.
According to the prolific and generally reliable technology leaker
Dylan DKT, Apple is working on new Mac Pro models that are likely to be launched this autumn. “The Apple Silicon transition,” he predicts, “will end by Q4 of 2022.”
Rather than the touted
M2, the new models will use a more powerful version of the M1 Max chip, with the big news for this update being the availability of more cores.
Exactly how many cores are we likely to get? Dylan DKT doesn’t specify, but we can get an idea from the fact that the 2019 Pro offers a maximum of 28 cores, while the M1 Max on the latest MacBook Pro gives you a non-negotiable 10 cores.
According to previous rumours, the entry-level version of the new Mac Pro will offer 20 processor cores and 64 graphics cores, while the top-of-the-range model will offer 40 processor cores and 128 graphics cores: a formidable spec list. The code names for the two models are said to be Jade 2C-Die and Jade 4C-Die respectively.
It does seem logical for Apple to complete the set of Macs running its own silicon, but there are also rumours of the company releasing a new model that still features an Intel processor. You can read more about that, and all the other details of the upcoming launch, in our
new Mac Pro hub.
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This article originally appeared on
Macworld Sweden. Translation (using
DeepL) and additional reporting by David Price.