The Walled Garden is blooming, and new additions are the Apple Mac Studio, Studio Display, and an amazingly fast M1 Ultra chip. The Cupertino tech giant announced its fastest processor on a Mac, the M1, only recently. Then they launched the even faster M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets. Just when we thought that that was the end of the M1, Apple surprised us with the M1 Ultra Silicon.
What is Apple M1 Ultra?
The latest, and fastest yet, processor from Apple belongs to the first generation of the Apple silicon processor. The M1 Ultra is available in two iterations. The entry-level Ultra comes with a 10-Core CPU, 32-Core GPU, up to 64GB of RAM, and has a 400GB/s memory bandwidth. On the other hand, the bigger M1 Ultra has a 20-Core CPU, 64-Core GPU, up to 128GB of RAM, and an unbelievable memory bandwidth of 800GB/s.
With the M1 Ultra, you can launch up to 18 ProRes 4K video streams. The processor can handle 114 billion transistors, 22 trillion operations, and connect with up to 5 displays. Moreover, the M1 Ultra is 5.3 times faster than the M1 Max in CPU performance and 5 times faster than the M1 Max in GPU performance. And if you know how M1 Max compares to the competition and other chipsets from Apple, then you know how crazy this is!
In simple words, the M1 Ultra is fast. In early leaked benchmark testings, the M1 Ultra had a single-core score of 1793 and a multi-core score of a whopping 24,055. The Mac Studio with M1 Ultra turned out to be 40% faster than the top-of-the-line Mac Pro with an Intel Xeon processor.
The Apple Mac Studio
Speaking of the Mac Studio, Apple has launched a completely new series of the Mac desktop and named them Mac Studio. While we did expect Apple to launch a Mac Pro mini or Mac mini Pro model, or whatever variation of the name, the Mac Studio is essentially just that with different nomenclature. Whether the grown-up Mac mini or the shrunken Mac Pro, no matter how you explain it, Apple’s latest desktop CPU sits right in between the Mac mini and Mac Pro devices.
Apple has given the option to purchase the Mac Studio with either the M1 Max or the M1 Ultra processor. Given that both these Apple silicon chipsets are blazing fast, the Mac Studio will make sense only for professionals.
Mac Studio with the M1 Max processors costs ₹1,89,900, while the M1 Ultra model will set you back by ₹3,89,900. Both variants can be configured for an additional number of processing cores and internal storage options.
Apple Studio Display
Alongside the Mac Studio and M1 Ultra chipset, Tim Cook’s company announced a new 27-inch 5K-capable monitor called the Apple Studio Display.
The Apple Studio Display has its own processor in the form of A13 Bionic and gets a 12MP webcam that supports Centre Stage. Moreover, Apple has packed in a six-speaker system module capable of supporting Spatial Audio via Dolby Atmos. The display itself has True Tone technology, and you can either buy it with standard glass or opt in for a nano-textured finish.
Furthermore, the display has three inherent USB-C slots for connectivity and one Thunderbolt 4 port that supports 96W charging. So, you can juice up any MacBook and get faster charging. Placing the Apple Studio Display anywhere at your workstation is simple, thanks to two options. You could go for a regular tilt adjustable stand or choose a wall-mounting variant at no additional charge. However, if you want tilt and height adjustment, you will need to pay ₹40,000 more.
The Apple Studio Display connects with any Mac, and you can mount it horizontally or vertically to enjoy landscape and portrait mode. The standard glass variant is priced at ₹1,59,900, and the nano-texture variant costs ₹1,89,900.
So, now that all the information is on the table, are you going for it? Will you be getting your hands on the new Apple Mac Studio or Studio Display this year?