Apple is still a few months away from the announcement of the Mac Pro with Apple Silicon.But in the meantime, there’s something new for the demanding users who can’t wait to get Apple Silicon on their Mac. Apple StudioThe latest computer revealed by the company’s “Peak Performance” event on Tuesday.
At the heart of Mac Studio is the new addition to the M1 system-on-chip lineup, the M1 Max or M1 Ultra. The M1 Ultra has a 20-core CPU (16 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores), a 64-core GPU, a 32-core neural engine, and 800GBps bandwidth. Because the M1 Ultra is essentially a pair of M1 Max chips that work together, the Ultra also has twice the media extensions of Max, including four ProRes accelerators.
Apple offers two standard configurations for MacStudio.
- $ 1,999: M1 Max (10 core CPU), 24 core GPU, 16 core neural engine, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD
- $ 3,999: M1 Ultra (20 core CPU), 48 core GPU, 32 core neural engine, 64GB RAM, 1TB SSD
Mac Studio looks like an oversized Mac mini. The extra height is to accommodate a blower that reduces internal heat generation and helps reduce noise during heavy processing sessions such as video editing, graphic rendering, and code compilation.
Mac Studio can connect to a third-party display using the Thunderbolt / USB 4 port, but you can also connect to new ones. Apple Studio Display It was also revealed on Tuesday. Mac Studio can connect to up to 5 displays at the same time. Four of them have a resolution of up to 6K at 60Hz connected via USB-C, and the other has a resolution of up to 4K at 60Hz connected via HDMI 2.0.
The back of Mac Studio has four Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, two USB-A ports, an HDMI 2.0 connector, and a 10Gb Ethernet port. There is also a headphone jack that can be used with high impedance headphones. The front panel of the M1 Max model has two USB-C ports, which are the Thunderbolt ports of the M1 Ultra model. There is also an SDXC card slot on the front.
Mac Studio can be pre-ordered on Apple’s website and will be available from March 18th.