Apple’s “Peek Performance” event came to a close with the unveiling of the Mac Studio, the company’s most powerful computer to date. The Mac Studio is a Mac mini on steroids, with a larger footprint to accommodate Apple’s previous greatest CPU, the M1 Max, as well as the company’s new flagship processor, the M1 Ultra.
The Mac Studio is a brand-new Mac desktop. Users can create the personalized studio of their dreams with the Studio Display. It’s perfect for musicians, producers, 3D artists, software developers, photographers, videographers, and other professionals that put a lot of strain on their computers. Here is everything we know about the Mac Studio thus far.
What’s inside the Mac Studio?
To move air and cool the high-performance processors, the thermal design includes double-sided blowers, airflow channels, and more than 4,000 perforations on the back and bottom. Nonetheless, there is silence. In the new Mac Studio, you can choose between the M1 Max and M1 Ultra. Unlike any other machine on the market, the Mac Studio with M1 Ultra supports 18 streams of 8K ProRes 422 video. On the M1 Max model, you can have up to 64GB of unified memory, and on the M1 Ultra, you can get up to 128GB. The SSD inside has a performance of up to 7.4GB/s and a storage capacity of up to 8TB, allowing you to work on large projects without losing speed.
You can connect screens and high-performance devices to the Mac Studio’s four Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports on the back. A 10Gb Ethernet port, two USB-A connections, an HDMI port, and a professional audio jack are also included. There are built-in Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. Two USB-C ports are located on the front of the Mac Studio, with the M1 Max supporting 10Gb/s USB 3 and the M1 Ultra supporting 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 4. On the front, you’ll find an SD card slot.
The M1 Max model comes with the following features:
- CPU performance is up to 2.5x quicker than the top 27-inch iMac with 10-core processor.
- CPU performance is up to 50% faster than a Mac Pro with a 16-core Xeon processor.
- Graphics performance is up to 3.4 times quicker than the 27-inch iMac and over 3 times faster than the Mac Pro with its most popular graphics card.
- When converting video, it’s up to 7.5x faster than the 27-inch iMac and 3.7x faster than the 16-core Mac Pro.
- M1 Extremely high performance
You’ll get the following features with the all-new M1 Ultra chip:
- CPU performance is up to 3.8x quicker than the top 27-inch iMac with 10-core processor.
- CPU speed is up to 90% faster than a Mac Pro with a 16-core Xeon processor.
- CPU performance is up to 60% faster than a 28-core Mac Pro.
- Graphics performance is up to 4.5 times quicker than the 27-inch iMac and up to 80% faster than the fastest Mac graphics card available today.
- When converting video, it’s up to 12 times faster than a 27-inch iMac and 5.6 times faster than a 28-core Mac Pro.
Pricing and Availability
The M1 Max chip costs $1,999 (~PHP10,500) for the Mac Studio. Starting at $3,999 (~PHP21,000), the Mac Studio with the M1 Ultra processor is available. Customers will begin receiving the Mac Studio on Friday, March 18. The Mac Studio’s display support is superb. Up to four Pro Display XDRs can be connected, as well as a 4K television. The Mac Studio’s all-new Studio Display is the ideal companion.