What you need to know
- Apple just announced the stunning new Mac Studio.
- It looks like a Mac mini, but is larger and more powerful.
- It's a desktop computer with M1 Max and M1 Ultra.
Apple has just unveiled its stunning new Mac Studio desktop computer, featuring M1 Max and M1 Ultra with even more power.
It includes Apple's brand new M1 Ultra Apple silicon chip, announced today
The new Mac Studio features 2 USB-C ports and an SD slot on the front, housed in its 7.7" square by 3.3" housing. It has a double-sided blower fan system to keep its M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips cool.
It has four thunderbolt ports on the back as well as ethernet, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, a pro audio jack, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, and more.
The new Mac Studio can power four Pro Display XDRs and a 4K TV at the same time. The M1 Max version is 2.5 times faster than the 27-inch iMac, and 3.4x faster in terms of graphics. The M1 Ultra version is 3.8 times faster than the same iMac, and 60% faster than the Mac Pro with 28 cores.
The GPU performance is 4.5 times faster than the 27-inch iMac and 80% faster than the MacBook Pro (2021). It also features up to 128GB of video memory for the M1 Ultra version, and can handle 7.4GB/s SSD performance, with up to 8TB of capacity.
It can handle up to 18 streams of 8K Pro REs video with the M1 Ultra.
The Mac Studio is free of lots of harmful elements and uses 1,000 fewer kilowatt-hours compared to other desktops.
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