Apple has announced the new Mac Studio desktop computer with M1 Max and M1 Ultra chip options. M1 Ultra is Apple’s most powerful chip, with which it has completed the M1 Chip family.
Mac Studio is made up of a single aluminium extrusion that is 7.7-inch wide and 3.7-inch high. It features double sided blowers for efficient cooling. Mac Studio features four Thunderbolt 4 ports for connectivity, a 10GB ethernet port, 2 USB-A ports, HDMI port and a pro audio jack for high impedance headphones.
Mac Studio has two of its four Thunderbolt 4 ports on the front along with a SD card slot for easier access. Users can connect up to 4 Pro Display XDRs with the Mac Studio and a 4K TV at the same time.
M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips provide amazing power to the Mac Studio. Here are some performance figures shared by Apple.
Mac Studio Powered by M1 Ultra chip
Up to 3.8x faster CPU performance than the fastest 27-inch iMac with 10-core processor.
Up to 90 percent faster CPU performance than Mac Pro with 16-core Xeon processor.
Up to 60 percent faster CPU performance than 28-core Mac Pro
Up to 4.5x faster graphics performance than the 27-inch iMac, and up to 80 percent faster than the fastest Mac graphics card available today.
Up to 12x faster than the 27-inch iMac, and up to 5.6x faster than 28-core Mac Pro when transcoding video.
Mac Studio desktop computer starts at $1,999 for the M1 Max model while the M1 Ultra equipped Mac Studio starts at $3,999. You can order them online right now. They will become available to customers in stores on March 18.