The first benchmark results of Apple’s new M2 Ultra chip have surfaced on Geekbench 6, which closely monitors CPU performance improvements. The high-end chip will be available in the new Mac Studio and Mac Pro models launching next week.
There is currently some variation in results, but the Mac Studio single-core and multi-core results from the M2 Ultra chip seem to be around 2,800 and 21,700 respectively. As expected, these results confirm that Apple’s introduced M2 Ultra chip offers up to 20% faster CPU performance compared to the M1 Ultra chip. That means the M2 Ultra is the fastest chip Apple has released right now.
Geekbench 6 results for Mac Studio with M2 Ultra chip
Most impressively, the results show that the new Mac Pro with a 28-core Xeon W processor should have 2× faster overall CPU performance than the fastest Intel-based Mac Pro. While the new Mac Pro starts at $6,999, the 28-core Intel-based model starts at $12,999, nearly double the price, so this feat is even more impressive. During the WWDC keynote, Apple said the new Mac Pro is up to 3× faster than the Intel-based model, but that only applies to select “real-world Pro workflows like video transcoding and 3D simulation.”
The main reason to consider the Mac Pro over the Mac Studio is the six PCIe expansion slots available for the desktop tower. Otherwise, customers should consider the Mac Studio, as it can be configured with the M2 Ultra for $3,000 less than the Mac Pro. For a more detailed comparison, check out our Mac Studio vs. Read the Mac Pro Buyer’s Guide.
The new Mac Studio and Mac Pro are available to order now, and will begin arriving to customers and in stores on Tuesday, June 13.