Apple WWDC 2023: New Apple M2 Ultra chip has key similarity with Intel Meteor Lake2 min read 06 Jun 2023, 12:12 AM IST
Apple's new M2 Ultra custom chip doubles the amount of memory on a PC that its processors can support and uses 'UltraFusion' technology to combine two M2 Max chips to increase performance. The chip can process 2.5 terabytes per second of data in a 24-core CPU layout and supports 192GB of memory.
Even as Apple shifts away entirely from Intel chips and components on its PCs, its newest custom chip, M2 Ultra, seems to follow a similar philosophy to chips that Intel, AMD and other chipmakers are taking. Intel’s Meteor Lake chip generation, showcased as prototype at the recently concluded personal computing show Computex 2023 in Taiwan on 30 May, featured a dedicated ‘Versatile Processing Unit’ (VPU) — a proprietary, dedicated co-processor within Intel’s Meteor Lake chips, designed to enable local processing of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) workloads.