Apple’s next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips will boast “very high-bandwidth, high-speed RAM,” says information shared by MacRumors Forums member Amethyst. The website says Amethyst has in the past accurately shared information about the Mac Studio and Studio Display before their unveiling.
It is possible that the next MacBook Pro models could be equipped with Samsung’s latest LPDDR5X RAM for up to 33% increased memory bandwidth with up to 20% less power consumption, resulting in up to 300 GB/s memory bandwidth for the M2 Pro and up to 600 GB/s for the M2 Max.
The current 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models use LPDDR5 RAM from Samsung, with the M1 Pro chip providing up to 200 GB/s of memory bandwidth and the M1 Max chip hitting a ceiling of 400 GB/s.
Many industry observers are expecting to see new MacBook Pros to be unveiled in November at the earliest, and are expected to debut via Apple’s Newsroom instead of an actual media event. Apple has traditionally launched new Macs in November, resulting in this expectation. Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman expects the next MacBook Pros to have few other changes beyond the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips.
The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that are currently in stores were released in October 2021 and featured a complete redesign.