Apple’s M3 Ultra Mac Studio could have a 32-core CPU and up to 80 GPU cores

The Mac Studio seen from above on a pink background.
The M3 Ultra Mac Studio. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Apple is reportedly testing an M3 Ultra chip with a significant CPU bump from 24 cores in the M2 Ultra to 32 cores in the next generation version of the chip, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in today’s Power On newsletter. Developer logs reportedly also show a base configuration with 64 GPU cores and a top-end version with 80 GPU cores for Apple’s big desktop chip.

You can get an M2 Ultra Mac with a 60-core or 76-core GPU right now, making the next version of the chip a more modest improvement, from a graphics-processing standpoint, versus last year’s leap. The M2 Ultra at its top configuration saw a 12-core jump from the 64-core GPU of a maxed-out M1 Ultra Mac Studio.

That’s not to say computers with the new chip will be creaky…

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