Apple Mac Pro (2023) - Specifications, M2 Ultra, Images and Prices

Next to the 15 inch MacBook Air, the new Mac Studio and the Vision Pro headset did Apple yesterday during the WWDC23 keynote also introduced the new Mac Pro. This can be equipped with the M2 Ultra chip, which is also new, and can be equipped with up to 192 GB of RAM. The big difference to the Mac Studio with similar specs: the Mac Pro has six PCie slots to install additional hardware. Additional network, sound, video and memory cards can therefore be used. There is no longer an Afterburner module, the M2 Ultra Mac Pro already has seven times the performance of this component.

As part of yesterday's WWDC23 keynote, Apple introduced the last computer to switch to Apple Silicon: Mac Pro. In addition to Apple's own hardware, the Apple Mac Pro 2023 with M2 Ultra also comes with six PCIe slots for third-party cards.
As part of yesterday's WWDC23 keynote, Apple introduced the last computer to switch to Apple Silicon: Mac Pro. In addition to Apple's own hardware, the Apple Mac Pro 2023 with M2 Ultra also comes with six PCIe slots for third-party cards.

Apple Mac Pro 2023 Specifications

The new Mac Pro comes with the Model from 2019 no longer directly comparable. This is because Intel processors, AMD graphics cards and other third-party modules tended to be used. Now it all boils down to one name: M2 Ultra. This also makes the device over a kilogram lighter. Here you can find the most important technical data from the Mac Pro data sheet from June 2023:

  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: Mac Pro 2023
  • Device type: desktop computer
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 52,9 x 21,8 x 45 cm
  • Weight: 16,86 kg
  • Apple Silicon: M2 Ultra with 24-core CPU, 60-core GPU and 32-core neural engine
  • Configuration: M2 Ultra with 24-core CPU, 76-core GPU and 32-core Neural Engine
  • RAM: 64 GB, 128 GB or 192 GB
  • Memory bandwidth: 800 GB / s
  • SSD storage: 1 TB, 2 TB, 4 TB or 8 TB
  • Media Engine: Hardware accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes and ProRes RAW, two engines to decode video, four engines to encode video, four engines to encode and decode ProRes
  • Video output: Support for up to eight displays simultaneously (depending on the combined resolutions, monitors with up to 8K and 60 Hz are supported)
  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Physical interfaces (outside): 8x Thunderbolt 4, 3x USB-A, 2x HDMI (up to 8K and 240 Hz), 2x 10 GBit Ethernet, 1x headphone jack, 1x power cable connection
  • Internal connections: 1x USB-A, 2x serial ATA
  • Free PCIe Express Gen. 4 slots: Two x16 slots and four x8 slots
  • Occupied PCIe Express Gen. 3 slot: x4 slot with Apple I/O card
  • Radio technology: WLAN 6E (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.3
  • Scope of delivery: Mac Pro, 2m power cable, Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard, 1m USB-C to Lightning cable
  • Price (Tower): from €8.299
  • Price (rack): from €8.999 

Entire Mac portfolio equipped with Apple silicon

When Apple started upgrading Mac computers from Intel processors to the 2020 Apple silicon (M-Chips), a time frame of two years was set for the entire range. This schedule may have been exceeded, but now the entire lineup of the Mac family is finally equipped with M chips. The M2 Ultra is also the last SoC of the M2 family, so even more performance can only be expected with the M3 Ultra in 2024 or 2025. For now, the new Mac Studio and the new Mac Pro are Apple's most powerful professional computers. The M2 Ultra is made up of 134 billion transistors, which is 20 billion more than the M1 Ultra.

"The M2 Ultra delivers amazing performance and capabilities that satisfy even the most demanding workflows of our pro users, without sacrificing the industry-leading energy efficiency of Apple chips' said Johny Srouji, Apple's senior vice president of hardware technologies. "The huge jumps in performance of the CPU, GPU and Neural Engine combined with the enormous memory bandwidth in each individual SoC make the M2 Ultra the most powerful chip ever developed for a desktop computer.If you want to see for yourself, you can pre-order both the Mac Studio 2023 and the Mac Pro 2023. From next week (week 24 2023) both will be available and will be delivered.

Mac Pro 2023 - Prices of the different configurations

As you have seen above, the M2 Ultra can be chosen with different numbers of GPU cores. There are also different RAMs and sizes of SSD hard disk storage. That means there is a wide range of pricing. Below you will find all possible combinations and prizes so far (for the Tower); starting at 8.299 euros and up to the maximum equipment for 13.819 euros. There are additional surcharges for castors instead of feet (+ 500 euros) and for other accessories (trackpad, etc.).

M2Ultra random access memory SSD storage Price
24-core CPU, 60-core GPU and 32-core Neural Engine 64 GB 1 TB 8.299 €
2 TB 8.759 €
4 TB 9.449 €
8 TB 10.829 €
128 GB 1 TB 9.219 €
2 TB 9.679 €
4 TB 10.369 €
8 TB 11.749 €
192 GB 1 TB 10.139 €
2 TB 10.599 €
4 TB 11.289 €
8 TB 12.669 €
24-core CPU, 76-core GPU and 32-core Neural Engine 64 GB 1 TB 9.449 €
2 TB 9.909 €
4 TB 10.599 €
8 TB 11.979 €
128 GB 1 TB 10.369 €
2 TB 10.829 €
4 TB 11.519 €
8 TB 12.899 €
192 GB 1 TB 11.289 €
2 TB 11.749 €
4 TB 12.439 €
8 TB 13.819 €

Watch WWDC23 keynote video

You can see the presentation of the new Apple devices and the operating systems iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS 14 Sonoma, watchOS 10 and other innovations here look at. The video of the WWDC23Keynote lasts a little over two hours and offers numerous insights into the upcoming software innovations and the new hardware. Of course, the mixed reality headset with visionOS called Vision Pro is particularly noteworthy. Check it out.

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