Apple unveiled the new Mac Studio desktop

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Apple presented the brand new Mac Studio, a computer intended for all professionals in the sectors that Apple presented the brand new Mac Studio computer. A computer intended for all professionals in the sectors that require more computing power. This new Mac comes with Apple Silicon M1 Max chips and M1 Ultra and is more powerful than the latest generation Mac Pro.

Apple yesterday unveiled a new desktop computer designed to provide every user with everything they need to create the workstation they have always wanted. It is a new line that aims to engage the most demanding users with unprecedented performance, many ports for extended connectivity, and new possibilities in an incredibly compact design.. Those closest to the Cupertino brand will immediately notice a series of similarities between this Mac Studio and the cylindrical Mac Pro that had appeared before the last model on sale.

Design

mac studio computer

Made from a single block of aluminum, the new Mac Studio is compact and elegant and integrates huge fans capable of providing maximum thermal and energy efficiency. Mac Studio has a footprint of only 19.7 cm x 19.7 cm and a height of just 9.4 cm, takes up very little space and fits easily under most displays.

The special dual-sided fan system, carefully placed airflow channels, and over 4,000 perforations on the rear and bottom of the chassis guide air through internal components and cool the high-performance chips. Thanks to the efficiency of the Apple chip, Mac Studio is incredibly quiet even under the heaviest workloads.

The aluminum block leaves room for the following:

  • 4x Thunderbolt 4
  • 2x USB-A
  • 2x USB-C
  • 1x HDMI
  • 10Gb Ethernet
  • 3.5mm audio jack


The performance exceeds that of the more powerful Mac Pro. This new Mac Studio can count on the very powerful M1 Max chips and on the brand new M1 Ultra that offers absolutely monstrous performance. On a technical level we find up to 128GB of unified memory and 800GB / s of bandwidth for a responsiveness never seen before. Furthermore, the CPU reaches up to 20-cores and the GPU up to 64-cores while the SSD storage reaches up to 8TB with absolutely mind-blowing speeds (7.4GB / s).

Mac Studio with M1 Max

Mac Studio performance

  • It has a CPU up to 2.5 times faster than the fastest 27 ″ iMac with a 10-core processor.
  • It has up to 50% faster CPU than Mac Pro with a 16-core Xeon processor.
  • It has up to 3.4x faster graphics than the 27 ″ iMac and over three times the Mac Pro with its most popular graphics card.
  • It’s up to 7.5x faster than the 27 ″ iMac and up to 3.7x faster than the 16-core Mac Pro at video conversion.

Mac Studio power comparison

  • It has up to 3.8 times faster CPU than the fastest 27 ″ iMac with a 10-core processor.
  • It has up to 90% faster CPU than Mac Pro with a 16-core Xeon processor.
  • It has up to 60% faster CPU than the 28-core Mac Pro.
  • It has up to 4.5x faster graphics than the 27 ″ iMac and up to 80% faster than the best Mac graphics card available today.
  • It’s up to 12x faster than the 27 ″ iMac and up to 5.6x faster than the 28-core Mac Pro at video conversion.

With its Media Engine, Mac Studio with M1 Ultra can play 18 streams of ProRes 422 video at 8K, a feat no other computer in the world can match. Mac Studio also breaks all records for graphics memory on a desktop system, with unified memory up to 64GB on systems with M1 Max chips and up to 128GB on those with M1 Ultra. The most powerful workstation graphics card available today offers only 48GB of video memory, so having that much memory available is a real revolution for professional workflows. In addition, up to four Pro Display, XDR plus a 4K TV, for a total of nearly 90 million pixels can connect.

Pricing and availability

You can order the new Mac Studio today, with availability starting set for March 18, 2022. The Mac Studio is on sale starting from $1999 with the M1 Max chip and $3199 for the model with the M1 Ultra chip. The new Studio Display is available for $1599 for the standard glass. Depending on the configurations chosen, prices can increase, but it is fair to note that you must also buy the keyboard and mouse or Trackpad if you do not already have them.

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