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Apple today unveiled its newest chips, the Apple M1 Ultra, and these powerful SoCs will become the foundation for an entirely new Mac: it’s the MacStudio.

These teams have been presented together with the new Mac Studio Display, a screen that is postulated as the perfect companion of this team that comes with two variants: one with the already known M1 Max, and another with the even more ambitious M1 Ultra.

Mac Studio Tech Sheet

Mac Studio (M1 Max)

Mac Studio (M1 Ultra)

Chip

M1Max

10-core CPU (8 performance, 2 efficiency)

24 / 32 core GPU

16-core Neural Engine

400 GB/s of memory bandwidth

M1 Ultra

20 core CPU (16 performance, 4 efficiency)

48/64 core GPU

32-core Neural Engine

800 GB/s of memory bandwidth

Memory

32 / 64 GB of Unified Memory

64 / 128 GB of Unified Memory

Storage

512GB SSD

Configurable up to 8TB

1TB SSD

Configurable up to 8TB

Audio

integrated speaker

3.5mm headphone jack

HDMI port

integrated speaker

3.5mm headphone jack

HDMI port

Rear Ports

4 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4)

1 x 10GbEthernet

2 x USB-A (5Gbps)

1xHDMI

4 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4)

1 x 10GbEthernet

2 x USB-A (5Gbps)

1xHDMI

Front Ports

2x USB-C (10Gbps)

SDXC card reader

2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4)

SDXC card reader

connectivity

WiFi 6

Bluetooth 5.0

WiFi 6

Bluetooth 5.0

Dimensions and weight

197 x 197 x 95mm

2.7kg

197 x 197 x 95mm

3.6kg

OS

macOS Monterey

macOS Monterey

Price

From 2,329 euros

From 4,629 euros

Much more than a super vitamin Mac mini

The new Mac Studio adopts a similar format to the one we already knew in the Mac mini, but grows mostly vertically for better coolingsomething necessary to be able to calm the temperatures generated by its very powerful chip, the new Apple M1 Ultra.

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The dimensions of 9.5 cm high by 19.7 cm wide and longmake it surprisingly compact for the power it packs.

On the front we also have two USB-C ports that have an interface that depends on the variant: in the M1 Max we have USB 3.2 connectivity at 10 GBps, while in the M1 Ultra these ports are also Thunderbolt 4. Finally, we also have an SDXC card reader.

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These connectivity options allow you to connect up to four Mac Studio Display monitors and one Smart TVsomething really remarkable that demonstrates the great game that all those connection ports can give.

Two versions of Mac Studio that leave even Mac Pro behind

The inclusion of the M1 Max chips and especially the M1 Ultra makes the power that we can obtain in these teams is really promising.

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There are two variants from Mac Studio:

  1. Mac Studio (M1 Max): One chip with a 10-core CPU, up to 32-core GPU, up to 64GB of unified memory, and 400GB/s of bandwidth.
  2. Mac Studio (M1 Ultra): One chip with a 20-core CPU, up to 64-core GPU, up to 128GB of unified memory, and 800GB/s of bandwidth.

The M1 Ultra is essentially the combination of two M1 Max, and those 114 billion transistors —8 times more than those integrated in the original Apple M1 chip— allow us to integrate both all those advanced functions and those 128 GB of unified memory that we can choose from in one of the available models.

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As revealed by Apple, the performance of the model with the M1 Max is 2.5 times that of the 27-inch iMac with the 10-core Core i9, and 50% faster than Mac Pro with the 16-core Xeon. The GPU is 3.4 times faster than the 27-inch iMac with the Radeon Pro 5700XT.

The thing is even better in the case of the Mac Studio with the M1 Ultra: its CPU is 3.8 times more powerful than that of the 27-inch imac with the 10-core Core i9 and up to 60% faster than Mac Pro with 28-core Xeon. The GPU There is also promising news for the GPU, which Apple claims is up to 80% faster than the Radeon Pro W6900X in Mac Pros.

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Keep in mind that these comparisons are made with computers that have processors that, although they were powerful in their day, have been left behind with new releases from both Intel and Apple: it will be interesting to see those clashes with new models from Intel, AMD and with the MacBook Pro that we already have available with the M1 Pro and M1 Max.

Price and availability of the new Mac Studio

The new Mac Studios can be reserved from today, and will be available on next march 18. They have the following prices:

  • Mac Studio (M1 Max): from 2,329 euros
  • Mac Studio (M1 Ultra): from 4,629 euros

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Apple today unveiled its newest chips, the Apple M1 Ultra, and these powerful SoCs will become the foundation for an…

Apple today unveiled its newest chips, the Apple M1 Ultra, and these powerful SoCs will become the foundation for an…

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