Apple introduces Mac Studio with M1 Ultra processor
Apple introduces Mac Studio with M1 Ultra processor

Apple introduced a high-performance desktop computer called the Mac Studio, which sits between the Mac mini and Mac Pro, a compact device with a 20-core M1 Ultra chip and a 64-core GPU.

The company estimates that the Mac Studio is 60% faster than the 28-core Intel Mac Pro processor for CPU tasks and 80% faster than the fastest Mac graphics card, which can handle 18 concurrent 8K ProRes streams.

On the back of the device are four Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, Ethernet, and an audio port. The device also offers a USB-C port and an SD card slot on the front.

According to Apple, Mac Studio can support up to four Pro Display XDR displays and a 4K TV.

The computer is also energy efficient, with the company claiming that the Mac Studio uses about 100 watts less than a 16-core Windows system with similar performance levels.

Mac Studio starts at $1,999 with the M1 Max, 32GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD and will be available March 18th.

The $3999 version includes the M1 Ultra, 64GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD, while the 128GB RAM and 8TB SSD version runs $7999.

Apple adds a new monitor to its collection

The company announced Studio Display at a Peek Performance event. The 27-inch flat panel display offers 5K resolution, 14.7 million pixels, 600 nits and a P3 wide color space. But the refresh rate is 60 Hz.

It also includes True Tone technology, which allows the monitor to adjust its panel's color temperature based on the ambient light in your room.

At the top of the screen is a mid-range 12MP ultra-wide camera, the first of its kind in an enterprise display.

This feature automatically keeps you in the center of the frame during FaceTime and Zoom calls for a more natural video calling experience.

The studio display also features a six-speaker audio system that supports Dolby Atmos Spatial Sound. Inside the monitor is an A13 Bionic processor to enhance the studio display's camera and audio capabilities.

The display also features four USB-C ports, one of which provides Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. This connection delivers up to 96 watts of power to your portable Mac, allowing you to quickly charge your 14-inch MacBook Pro.

Studio Display is available for pre-order today starting at $1,599. The company offers a lens option designed to reduce glare in bright work spaces. This option adds $300 to the price of the monitor.

You also have multiple support options. There are no additional costs if you use the tilt adapter or VESA adapter. However, if you want a stand that supports height adjustment, you will have to pay an additional $400. Studio Display ships March 18th.

Introduced M1 Ultra . processor

The company has announced its new processor, M1 Ultra, which represents the two main chipsets of the M1 Max. The processor uses what the company calls UltraFusion, an architecture that allows it to connect multiple chipsets.

This feature, similar to AMD's Infinity Fabric, ensures fast communication between the CPU, GPU, and other components.

The company claims that UltraFusion can handle up to 2.5 terabytes per second of bandwidth. This should not result in a performance drop between the two M1 Max chips.

The M1 Ultra contains 114 billion transistors. It can be configured with a standardized storage capacity of 128GB and 800GB of bandwidth.

The M1 Ultra features a 20-core CPU (16 high-performance cores and 4 high-efficiency cores), 64-core GPU and 32 Neural Engine cores.

The M1 Ultra 32 core neural engine performs up to 22 trillion operations per second. This helps speed up the most difficult machine learning tasks.

Since the M1 Ultra debuted with Apple's new Mac Studio, you don't have to worry about battery life.

The company claims that the M1 Ultra is more efficient than the competition. The processor consumes 65% less power than a 10-core x86 chip.

The M1 Ultra has twice the media processing power of the M1 Max and delivers unprecedented video transfer rates and ProRes decoding. The new Mac Studio with the M1 Ultra can play back up to 18 8K ProRes 422 video streams.

The M1 Ultra also integrates custom Apple technologies, such as a display engine capable of powering multiple external displays. As well as the integrated Thunderbolt 4 controllers, and the latest Secure Enclave from Apple. In addition to hardware-verified secure boot, runtime anti-exploit techniques.

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