Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) has 24 CPU cores and can process 24 threads at the same time. The processor was presented in Q2/2023 and is based on the 2. Generation of the Apple M series series. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) achieved a result of 1,940 points (single-core) or 27,860 points (multi-core).
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)

CPU lineage

In this classification you can see to which group of processors the Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) belongs. We also show the direct predecessor and successor of Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU).

Name: Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
Family: Apple M series (23)
CPU group: Apple M2 (8)
Architecture: M2
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 2
Predecessor: Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) has 24 cores. The clock frequency of the Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) is 0.66 GHz (3.50 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 24 / 24
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 16x Avalanche
B-Core: 8x Blizzard
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 0.66 GHz (3.50 GHz)
B-Core Frequency: 0.60 GHz (2.42 GHz)

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AI hardware: Apple Neural Engine
AI specifications: 32 Neural cores @ 31.6 TOPS

Internal Graphics

The Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) has the Apple M2 Ultra (76 Core) installed, which has 1216 streaming multiprocessors (9728 shaders).

GPU name: Apple M2 Ultra (76 Core)
GPU frequency: 0.45 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.40 GHz
Compute units: 1216
Shader: 9728
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q2/2023
Max. displays: 8
Generation: 2
Direct X: --
Technology: 5 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 192 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) supports a maximum of 192 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 8 (Octa Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 819.1 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR5-6400
819.1 GB/s
Max. Memory: 192 GB
Memory channels: 8 (Octa Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 4.0 x 64
PCIe Bandwidth: 126.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) has a TDP of 80 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 80 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) is made in 5 nm and has 72.00 MB cache.

Technology: 5 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: 72.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: macOS, iPadOS
Virtualization: Apple Virtualization Framework
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8.5-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation
Release date: Q2/2023
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i9-13900K
24C 32T @ 5.80 GHz
132
Intel Core i7-14700K Intel Core i7-14700K
20C 28T @ 5.60 GHz
131
Intel Core i7-14700KF Intel Core i7-14700KF
20C 28T @ 5.60 GHz
131
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
126
Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
126
Intel Core i7-13700KF Intel Core i7-13700KF
16C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
126
Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
126

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i7-14700K Intel Core i7-14700K
20C 28T @ 5.60 GHz
2021
Intel Core i7-14700KF Intel Core i7-14700KF
20C 28T @ 5.60 GHz
2021
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.50 GHz
2011
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
1918
Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
1918
Intel Xeon W-3175X Intel Xeon W-3175X
28C 56T @ 3.80 GHz
1848
Intel Core i9-13900HX Intel Core i9-13900HX
24C 32T @ 5.40 GHz
1672

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-1345U Intel Core i5-1345U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
1720
Intel Core i5-1340P Intel Core i5-1340P
12C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1710
Intel Core i5-1335U Intel Core i5-1335U
10C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1705
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
1695
Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
1695
Apple M2 Max (30-GPU) Apple M2 Max (30-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1695
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.50 GHz
1695

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
28905
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
28905
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
28577
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
28570
Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
28570
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
28196
Intel Xeon W-3275 Intel Xeon W-3275
28C 56T @ 3.40 GHz
28051

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
1947
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 8600G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
1947
Intel Core i7-13850HX Intel Core i7-13850HX
20C 28T @ 5.30 GHz
1941
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
1940
Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
1940
Intel Core i7-13800H Intel Core i7-13800H
14C 20T @ 5.20 GHz
1927
Intel Core i5-14600 Intel Core i5-14600
14C 20T @ 5.20 GHz
1925

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD EPYC 7443P AMD EPYC 7443P
24C 48T @ 3.60 GHz
28064
Intel Core i9-14900KS Intel Core i9-14900KS
24C 32T @ 5.90 GHz
28051
AMD EPYC 74F3 AMD EPYC 74F3
24C 48T @ 3.80 GHz
27866
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
27860
Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
27860
Intel Xeon W-3375 Intel Xeon W-3375
38C 72T @ 3.20 GHz
27049
Intel Core i9-14900KF Intel Core i9-14900KF
24C 32T @ 5.70 GHz
26972

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-14650HX Intel Core i7-14650HX
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
2705
Intel Core i7-13850HX Intel Core i7-13850HX
20C 28T @ 5.30 GHz
2699
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
16C 32T @ 5.20 GHzNot verified
2691
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
2689
Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
2689
Apple M2 Max (30-GPU) Apple M2 Max (30-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
2689
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.50 GHz
2689

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD EPYC 9654 AMD EPYC 9654
96C 192T @ 3.55 GHz
23214
Intel Core i9-14900K Intel Core i9-14900K
24C 32T @ 5.70 GHz
23051
Intel Core i9-14900KF Intel Core i9-14900KF
24C 32T @ 5.70 GHz
23051
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
21450
Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
21450
Intel Xeon w9-3475X Intel Xeon w9-3475X
36C 72T @ 3.00 GHz
21059
Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU) Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU)
16C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
21045

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
Apple M2 Ultra (76 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
26980
Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU)
Apple M2 Ultra (60 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
21300
Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
Apple M1 Ultra (64 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
21200
Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
Apple M1 Ultra (48 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
15900
Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU) Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU)
Apple M3 Max (40 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
14200
Apple M2 Max (38-GPU) Apple M2 Max (38-GPU)
Apple M2 Max (38 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
13490
Microsoft XBox Series X Microsoft XBox Series X
AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (XBox Series X) @ 1.83 GHz
12150

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i7-14700 Intel Core i7-14700
20C 28T @ 5.30 GHz
48720
Intel Core i7-14700F Intel Core i7-14700F
20C 28T @ 5.30 GHz
48720
Intel Core i9-13980HX Intel Core i9-13980HX
24C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
48600
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
48560
Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
48560
Intel Xeon W-3345 Intel Xeon W-3345
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
48283
AMD EPYC 7402 AMD EPYC 7402
24C 48T @ 3.20 GHz
47664

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
Apple M2 Max (30-GPU) Apple M2 Max (30-GPU)
14,855 CB R23 MC @ 40 W
371
Apple M2 Max (38-GPU) Apple M2 Max (38-GPU)
14,855 CB R23 MC @ 40 W
371
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
14,855 CB R23 MC @ 40 W
371
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
28,570 CB R23 MC @ 80 W
357
Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU)
28,570 CB R23 MC @ 80 W
357
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
33,450 CB R23 MC @ 104 W
322
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
28,905 CB R23 MC @ 90 W
321

Performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
MediaTek Dimensity 9300 MediaTek Dimensity 9300
8C 8T @ 3.25 GHz
33
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
32
Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU)
24C 24T @ 0.66 GHz
31.6
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
24C 24T @ 0.66 GHz
31.6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
26
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
26
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
26

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The Apple M2 Ultra (variant with 76 GPU cores) is a 24-core processor and thus the maximum configuration of the Apple M2 series. The processor is available in two variants: one with 60 GPU cores and one with 76 GPU cores. Except for the graphics unit, the two Apple M2 processors are identical.

With the Apple M2 Ultra, Apple also relies on a hybrid core structure of 16 large and fast "Avalanche" CPU cores, which are supplemented by 8 smaller and more efficient "Blizzard" CPU cores. The clock frequency of the processor is 3.5 GHz, the smaller efficiency cores clock at a maximum of 2.8 GHz.

Like all current Apple processors, the Apple M2 Ultra also features the Apple Neural Engine. In the Apple M2 Ultra, the AI engine with 32 cores (31.6 TOPS) is twice as powerful as in the Apple M2 Max. The Apple Neural Engine accelerates AI tasks in hardware. This can, for example, significantly speed up the computing time for image and video processing.

Apples currently fastest graphics unit is installed in the Apple M2 Ultra with 76 GPU cores. With 9728 texture shaders and 1216 SM processors, the 76-core expansion stage has a theoretical computing power of almost 27 TFLOPS and is thus roughly at the level of an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (30 TFLOPS). For comparison: NVIDIAs current top model, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, has an FP32 speed of 83 TFLOPS.

The Apple M2 Ultra can be equipped with a maximum of 192 GB LPDDR5 RAM (LPDDR5-6400) and achieves a maximum bandwidth of 820 GB per second via 8 memory channels. This is an absolute record value for a processor, but it is also required in order not to slow down the fast integrated graphics unit of the Apple M2 Ultra.

Apple does not officially state the TDP of the processor, but it should be around 90 watts. The Apple M2 Ultra is still manufactured in a 5 nm process. Only the Apple M3 is to be manufactured in an even finer 3 nm manufacturing process.



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