Now that the Mac studio has been made official, it’s time to take a look at what makes this device so special. Well, all that would be discussed below as I would be giving you Amazing features of the Apple Mac Studio. so sit back while stating them.
Amazing Features of the Apple Mac Studio
A Decent portion of Apple’s March 2022 keynote was spent talking about its latest piece of desktop hardware, along with the new M1 Ultra chip powering it and the new Studio Display Monitor meant to go with everything. The full package (Mac Studio, Studio display, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Mouse) comes with a roughly $5,900 US price tag if you want the M1 ultra version.
“The Mac studio happens to be ushering in a new era for desktop with unbelievable performance that is powered by M1 Max and M1 ultra, an array of connectivity, and a compact design that places everything users required with an easy reach,” said SVP of worldwide marketing Greg joswiak in Apple’s press release. “And the Apple Studio with its amazing 5K Retina Screen, alongside the best combination of camera and audio to have ever entered a desktop display – is in a class of its own.”
One of the biggest advantages of Mac Studio is its performance, that is if the specs apple provided are correct. The new system (using The M1 Ultra chip) says it has up to 60 times the CPU performance compared to its 28-core Mac Pro counterpart and up to 4.5 times the graphical performance of the 27-inch iMac. But also, it claims that it is incredibly quiet no matter how hard it’s working, and does so while maintaining the power draw to a relative minimum compared to similar PC hardware.
The M1 Mac Ultra coupled with the studio display can manage up to about 18 streams of 8K video, which is what Apple claims to be the world’s very first. The device offers 2.6 times the unified memory of other workstation graphics cards (128GB compared to 48GB of video memory).
Well, the M1 Max version is no slouch either, seeing as it claims up to about 2.5 times the CPU speeds and up to about 3.4 times the graphical performance of the 27-inch iMac – and it’s is up to 7.5 times faster than the 27-inch iMac in general, apparently. It’s also capable of transcoding videos 3.7 times the speed of the 16-core Mac Pro.
The M1 Ultra also is an interesting piece of tech. Not just because it looks to be a very powerful processor (without being an energy hog), but because it is a two M1 chip combined to one. As stated by Apple, a new type of hardware architecture they tag “ultrafusion” would allow the two separate chips to work together as one processor, maintaining high performance and Memory bandwidth without possessing a significant increase to the total amount of energy it needs to work.
Mac apps and macOS Monterey, in general, are also meant to scale up with Apple silicon, meaning that they should start taking advantage of the increase in CPU, GPU, and memory bandwidth supplied by the M1 ultra without having to update it. this would not work for absolutely everything, but even apps that are yet to be updated to the “universal” (i.e., scale with silicon) would see a performance that has been improved with the aid of the M1 Ultra by way of Rosetta 2.
Despite being a modern Mac desktop, the Studio also possesses a very compact form factor while still managing to offer a number of connection ports of different shapes and sizes. Two USB-C ports that offer support to about 10GB per second transfer with M1 Max or 40GB per second with the Thunderbolt 4 for the M1 Ultra.
Also, there is an SD card slot and a display connection port that can handle about 4K TV. At the back, you have four Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI port, a 10GB Ethernet port, a pro audio jack, and two USB-A ports. These are joined by non-physical connection options just like the built-in WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
Then, we have the studio display itself, which is technically a part of the Mac Studio as it’s a separate component, but it’s been built to specifically complement the new desktop.
The new model is a sizable 27-inch 5K True Retina display that can automatically adjust the screen’s “temperature” to better fit lighting conditions, plus it packs over 14.7 million pixels, support more than 1 billion colors, and it comes with an option for nano-texture glass – like the pro Display XDR makes use of – that can drastically reduce glare.