The frame of the Mac Studio is made of aluminum. The device is 19.56 cm in length and 9.4 cm in height. The device’s design has been tuned to keep it quiet even when performing heavy operations.
In terms of internal hardware, Mac Studio offers two chip options: the M1 Max or the new M1 Ultra. According to Apple, the M1 Max version has 50 percent greater CPU performance than a Mac Pro with an 18-core Intel Xeon chip and 2.5 times the performance of a 27-inch iMac with a 10-core Core i9 processor.
The M1 Ultra was created by combining two M1 Max circuits using Apple’s UltraFusion technology. There are 20 CPU cores (16 high-performance cores, 4 energy-saving cores), 64 GPU cores, and a 32-core neural processor on this chip.
According to Apple, the M1 Ultra outperforms the 27-inch Core i9 iMac by 3.8 times, 90 percent of the Mac Pro using a 16-core Intel Xeon CPU by 90 percent, and roughly 8 times the ordinary M1 chip.
The Mac Studio version with the M1 Ultra chip can play 18 8K videos in ProRes 422 format at the same time, has up to 128 GB RAM and an 8 TB SSD, and has a speed of 7.4 GB/s.
There are four Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, an Ethernet network port, two USB-A ports, one HDMI and 3.5mm headphone jack, two USB-C ports, and an SD card slot on the Mac Studio.
Mac Studio will be available for purchase starting March 18th, with costs starting at $199 for the M1 Max chip and $3999 for the M1 Ultra chip.