Apple recently decided to cancel the flagship processor M2 Extreme and settle for the processor M2 Ultra, a decision that reduces the maximum processing power that can be obtained by the new generation of Mac Pro. But it seems that the design of the new generation of Mac Pro is also going to be disappointing – as it seems, Apple intends to use the design of the current generation of these computers, which can be ordered with Intel’s Xeon processors, for the new generation.
The current Mac Pro chassis for the M2 series
Although it was previously said that Apple will use a new chassis half the size of the current chassis for the new Mac Pro, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has stated in his latest report that for the new generation Mac Pro There will be no news of a new chassis. Even the potential of upgrading the new generation of these computers is going to be less compared to the current generation and it will no longer be possible to upgrade the RAM of these computers.
Since the processors of the M2 family have integrated memory and in these processors the memory modules are part of the processor itself, it is not possible to upgrade them in the way of traditional RAMs. In fact, to upgrade the memory of these systems, the entire SoC must undergo a major surgery. Of course, fortunately, Apple is going to consider two ports for SSD in Mac Pro M2, but it is not yet clear whether the drives that can be used for these computers are of the types available in the market or of a custom type that only Apple itself provides. .
If Apple reused the same Mac Studio chassis and developed the new generation Mac Pro based on it, nothing special would happen, but due to the small size of the chassis, the processing capacity of these systems would probably be limited. On the other hand, the current chassis used for the Mac Pro with Intel processors is very large and heavy, and designing a new chassis compatible with the M2 processors that is smaller and lighter had its advantages, but it seems that there is no news of a new chassis for the Mac Pro anymore. .
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