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2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: SHA512 Hashing Speed

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MPG tested the Apple Mac Pro with M2 Ultra #Z171000US 192GB/4TB/60GPU. 76 GPU/8TB SSD are options.

2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra


This test assess raw hashing power (SHA-512) for 1..N CPU cores, the cryptographic hash that IntegrityChecker Java uses.

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JDK 21 brings a 4X speed improvement to SHA512 hashing so that M1/M2 chips are now roughly double the speed of Intel chips. Prior JDK versions were 1/4 the speed seen here.

Figures assume that the Mac Pro is not running in slow mode.

The 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra hashes at an astounding 29 GB/sec, faster than the fastest 8-blade 16-lane PCIe SSD can deliver (20-24 GB/sec).

2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: SHA-512 hashing speed vs others
2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra
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