Apple introduces M1 Ultra chips, Mac Studio and Studio Display

Apple at the event ‘Peek Performance‘which held on March 8, 2022 announced, in addition to iPhone SE 2022, iPad Air 2022, new colors for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 And new for Apple TV +also its new M1 Ultra chipset with UltraFusion packaging architecture that interconnects the die of two M1 Max chips to create a system on a chip (SoC) with superior performance and capacity. In addition, Apple unveiled the new desktop computer Mac Studio (with M1 Max or M1 Ultra chip depending on the configuration) and the new display Studio Display with 27 “Retina 5K display. These two new products join the Apple Mac line and can be ordered as early as March 8, with delivery starting Friday March 18.

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Apple introduces the M1 Ultra chip


Apple introduces Mac Studio and Studio Display


Apple M1 Ultra

Apple Mac Studio

Apple has introduced Apple chips in nearly every Mac in its current lineup, and every new chip (M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max and now M1 Ultra) has improved performance on Mac. M1 Ultra completes the M1 chip family and is the heart of the new Mac Studio, a powerful desktop computer with a compact design and plenty of ports for everything, with a modular system to create the configuration that best suits to your needs. Mac Studio is proposed in the version with the M1 Max chip and in the one with the new M1 Ultra.

Made from a single block of extruded aluminum, Mac Studio has a footprint of 19.7 cm x 19.7 cm and a height of 9.4 cm, takes up little space and fits easily under most displays. Internally it has a ventilation system with fans on two sides and air flow channels well positioned, and over 4,000 perforations on the back and bottom of the chassis that guide air through internal components and cool the chips.

Mac Studio with M1 Ultra can play 18 streams of 8K ProRes 422 video. Mac Studio can support unified graphics memory up to 64GB on systems with M1 Max chips and up to 128GB on those with M1 Ultra. The ports available are those of the most common useand: on the back of the Mac Studio are four Thunderbolt 4 ports, one 10Gb Ethernet port, two USB-A ports, one HDMI port and one professional audio jack for high-impedance headphones or external amplified speakers; On the front, Mac Studio offers two USB-C ports, supporting USB 3 at 10 Gb / s on the model with the M1 Max chip and Thunderbolt 4 at 40 Gb / s on the one with the M1 Ultra. There is also an SD card slot for easily importing photos and videos. Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 technologies are also integrated.

Several monitors can be connected to the Mac Studio: up to four Pro Display XDR plus a 4K TV, for a total of nearly 90 million pixels.

Mac Studio in the configuration with M1 Max: Up to 2.5 times faster CPU than the faster 10-core 27 “iMac; Up to 50% faster CPU than 16-core Xeon based Mac Pro; Up to 3.4 times faster than the 27 “iMac and more than three times the Mac Pro with its most popular graphics card; is up to 7.5 times faster than the 27 “iMac and up to 3.7 times faster than the 16-core Mac Pro at converting video. These results Apple said they obtained by comparing the product to the 27” processor-based iMac 3.6GHz 10 ‑ core Intel Core i9, Radeon Pro 5700 XT graphics with 16GB of GDDR6 memory, 128GB of RAM and 8TB SSD, and Mac Pro with 3.2GHz 16 ‑ core Intel Xeon W processor, with 192GB of RAM, AMD Radeon Pro W5700X graphics with 16GB of GDDR6 memory, configured with Afterburner and a 4TB SSD.

Mac Studio in the configuration with M1 Ultra: Up to 3.8 times faster CPU than the faster 10-core 27 “iMac; Up to 90% faster CPU than 16-core Xeon based Mac Pro; Up to 60% faster than the 28-core Mac Pro; has up to 4.5x faster graphics than the 27 “iMac and up to 80% faster than the best Mac graphics card available today; is up to 12x faster than the 27 “iMac and up to 5.6x faster than the 28-core Mac Pro at converting video. These results Apple said they obtained by comparing the product to the 27” Intel Core iMac 3.6GHz 10 ‑ core i9, Radeon Pro 5700 XT graphics with 16GB of GDDR6 memory, 128GB of RAM and 8TB SSD; Mac Pro with 3.2GHz 16-core Intel Xeon W processor, 192GB of RAM, AMD Radeon Pro W5700X graphics with 16GB of GDDR6 memory, configured with Afterburner and a 4TB SSD; and Mac Pro with 2.5GHz 28-core Intel Xeon W processor, 384GB of RAM, AMD Radeon Pro W6900X graphics with 32GB of GDDR6 memory, configured with Afterburner and a 4TB SSD.

Mac Studio debuts with the macOS Monterey operating system, the latest version of Apple’s desktop operating system.

Apple Studio Display

Studio Display is a 27-inch Retina 5K display with over 14.7 million pixels, 600 nits of brightness, wide P3 color gamut and support for over a billion colors. There True Tone technology automatically adjusts the color temperature of the display based on the ambient light, while the anti-reflective coating keeps reflectance low for better readability. An optional nanotexture glass is also available (first introduced by Apple on the Pro Display XDR) capable of diffusing light to minimize glare. Studio Display integrates the A13 Bionic chip it’s a 12MP camera with ultra-wide angle and Auto Framing (function that always keeps center stage during video calls) and three microphones in array, as well as six speakers (four force-canceling woofers and two high-performance tweeters) with support for spatial audio ( Dolby Atmos). All wrapped up in an all-screen aluminum design with thin edges. The integrated stand allows you to tilt the display up to 30 degrees. A tilt and height adjustable stand is also available, with a counterbalancing arm that allows you to comfortably adjust the monitor. An optional VESA adapter is also available, which can be used both vertically and horizontally, for added versatility.

Studio Display has three USB-C ports that allow transfers of up to 10 Gb / s to connect peripherals, storage drives and high-speed network devices directly to the display. A Thunderbolt port allows you to connect both Studio Display and other peripherals connected to the Mac via a single cable. The same cable can also supply 96W of power to a Mac notebook, for example to quickly charge a 14 “MacBook Pro. Plus, you can connect up to three Studio Displays to a single MacBook Pro to create a powerful editing room or station for animations.

The Studio Display can be combined – sold separately – with the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse.

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