It’s here – a new chip from Apple’s M1 family, which leapfrogs an already incredibly efficient and fast M1 Max chip. It’s called the M1 Ultra, and Apple has done the unthinkable by pairing two M1 Max chips together to create this behemoth of computing power.
Apple’s family of chips has grown with the M1 Ultra, which uses a multi-die architecture called UltraFusion, with 2.5TB/sec of bandwidth. The transistor count on the M1 Ultra – the highest of any Apple Silicon – stands at 114 billion. Its memory bandwidth is 800 GB/s and comes with up to 128 GB of unified memory. Additionally, there is a 20-core CPU and a 64-core GPU.
What’s even more impressive is that macOS scales automatically with M1 Ultra, resulting in 65% less power consumption than a 16-core desktop. Not only is it eight times faster than the M1, but it also comes with 16 high performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. It also sports a 32-core neural engine, and Apple claims it can deliver peak performance and use less power. At first glance, it’s twice the size of the M1 Max, which is a larger version of the M1 Pro.
This begs the question, where will we see this new chip in action? Apple also has an answer to this.
That’s where Mac Studio, Apple’s new Mach computer, comes in. This more powerful version of the Mac mini comes with either the M1 Max or the M1 Ultra. If it’s the latter, it will run 80% faster. Coming with a single aluminum body in a small, compact form factor, the device comes with four Thunderbolt ports, two rear USB-A ports, and 2 rear USB-C ports. If that’s not enough, it also includes a 10G Ethernet port, HDMI port and audio jack, as well as built-in WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
As for its dimensions, it measures 3.7 inches in height and 7.7 inches in width. The processor performance of the Mac Studio, which is powered by the M1 Max, is 2.5 times faster than the 27-inch iMac and 50% faster than the Mac Pro. GPU performance is 3.4 times faster than Mac Pro. For the Mac Studio with the M1 Ultra, its CPU and GPU performance is 60% faster (CPU) than the Mac Pro and 4.5 times faster than the 28-inch iMac. It also comes with up to 8TB SSD and can also play 18 8K streams together.
It will use 1,000 kWh less energy than a desktop PC and will run macOS Monterey.
Coming to the Studio Display, the 27-inch 5K display comes with an A13 Bionic chip inside. It also sports a highly advanced 12MP ultra-wide camera that supports Center Stage. It also includes support for Spatial Audio and 6-speaker audio system with two high-performance tweeters, backing up Apple’s claim that this is the best combination of audio and of video in a screen. There are three USB-C ports on the back and a Thunderbolt port which can deliver 96W of power, as well as 600 nits of brightness. You also get a nano-textured glass option and can tilt and adjust the height.
Last but not least, we come to the prices. The new Mac Studio starts at $1,999 (along with the M1 Max), a price that’s bumped up to a super expensive $3,999 to have the M1 Ultra chip. And the new Apple Studio Display starts at $1,599. You can pre-order both today, and they go on sale March 18.
New ‘M1 Ultra’ chip will power Apple’s all-new Mac Studio, Studio Display
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