Apple M2 Ultra SoC is not faster than the Intel Core i9-13900K

Apple M2 Ultra

The world of technology has been buzzing with excitement over Apple’s recent transition from Intel’s x86 processors to the ARM architecture. This move was finally completed with the release of the Mac Pro with M2 Ultra. This platform is also available as the most powerful option of Mac Studio. On Friday, the first benchmark test of the M2 Ultra was revealed, indicating a slight improvement over its predecessor, the M1 Ultra.

Apple M2 Ultra SoC: First Benchmark Results Revealed

The M2 Ultra is a monstrous system-on-a-chip (SoC), consisting of more than 130 billion transistors. It made its debut in Geekbench, where it showed an impressive result. The Mac Studio with M2 Ultra appeared in Geekbench 5 tests with a score of 1,956 points in single-core and 27,945 points in multi-core. This means that the new chip is about 18 percent faster than the M1 Ultra.

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To put this in perspective, the platform’s 24-core CPU scores 1,956 and 27,945 points in single-threaded and multi-threaded modes, respectively. In comparison, the Intel Core i9-13900K scores about 2,300 and 27,000 points, and the Ryzen 9 7950X shows a result of about 2,300 and 25,000 points. Therefore, the M2 Ultra is roughly equivalent to the top-end solutions of Intel and AMD. However, it’s important to remember that Geekbench is a synthetic test, so it’s impossible to say if this balance of forces will be present in any software.

The real test will come when the M2 Ultra goes through its paces in real applications. It will be interesting to see how it performs in mass tests. And whether its performance justifies its hefty price tag. Regardless, the M2 Ultra marks an important milestone in Apple‘s transition to the ARM architecture. The future looks bright for the tech giant, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store next. So, keep tuned with us for more details in this regard.

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