While the Mac Studio is Apple's most powerful Mac, the Mac Pro, which starts at BDT 645,000, is an Intel-based desktop system with an interchangeable, modular design and additional ports. If the new Mac Studio is out of your price span but you still want an Apple silicon-based desktop Mac, the entry-level Mac mini with the M1 processor starts at BDT 83,000 in Bangladesh.
What You Should Know About Mac Studio:Apple's newest Mac product line, the Mac Studio, is positioned as a mix between a Mac Pro, a Mac mini, and a prospective successor for the now-discontinued 27-inch iMac. The Mac Studio, which looks like a bigger version of a Mac mini, is geared for "studio" professionals, as the name implies, and it features Apple's most powerful M-series CPUs.
The Mac Studio, according to Apple, is designed to give "outrageous performance, vast connection, and new possibilities" in a tiny package, transforming any area into a "studio."
The M1 Ultra chip is effectively two M1 Max chips linked on a single die and capable of performing as one processor, which Apple refers to as UltraFusion architecture. It has a 20-core CPU, a 48-core GPU (upgradeable to 64-core), up to 128GB Unified Memory, a twice as fast Media Engine, and a 32-core Neural Engine, 800GB/s memory bandwidth.
According to Apple, the CPU in the M1 Ultra is up to 3.8x quicker than the fastest Intel Core i9 iMac (since discontinued) and up to 60%speedy, which is better than the Mac Pro 28-core Intel Xeon W processor. In terms of GPU performance, the M1 Ultra outperforms the 27-inch iMac by 4.5x and the soaring-end Mac Pro with AMD Radeon Pro W6900X graphics by 80%.
The Mac Studio seems like a larger version of the Mac mini, with a square-shaped 7.7-inch all-aluminum casing that stands 3.7 inches tall. The Mac Studio build for silent operation. It has a novel thermal architecture that sucks air in via the bottom airflow channels using double-sided blowers and pushes it out through extra holes in the chassis.
The Mac Studio has four Thunderbolt 4 connections on the rear, a 10Gb Ethernet connector, an HDMI port, two USB-A ports, and a 3.5mm headphone socket with compatibility for high-impedance headphones. The M1 Max Mac Studio adds two extra USB-C ports and an SDXC card slot on the front; on the other hand, the M1 Ultra has two Thunderbolt 4 ports and an identical card slot.
The Mac Studio can accommodate up to four 6K Pro XDRs and one 4K display via HDMI. The M1 Max has a 512GB SSD, and the M1 Ultra has a 1TB SSD; however, both can be configured with 8TB of SSD storage space and read rates up to 7.4GB/s.
In terms of wireless connectivity, the Mac Studio includes WiFi 6 for the fastest WiFi speeds and Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility.
Some Mac Studio users have reported hearing a high-pitched "whining" sound from their laptops, which appears to be coming from the fan. There are pages of complaints about the issue on the MacRumors forums, impacting several people.
Most complaints come from Mac Studio users who chose the M1 Max Mac Studio over the Ultra version, which is unsurprising given the two machines' distinct thermal settings.
Users with problems have characterized the noise as a high-frequency sound that is impossible to ignore, on top of the regular fan noise. The heatsinks on the M1 Max and M1 Ultra are different, which explains why one machine has problems while the other does not. The M1 Ultra has a lot larger copper heatsink, which likely stops the fan from going on as frequently, and there materializes to be an issue with the M1 Max arrangement that produces the whining.
Not all M1 Max Mac Studio variants appear to be affected by this issue since some users have reported hearing no strange sound beyond the regular quiet fan noise.
Buyers of the Mac Studio can request a replacement from Apple within their two-week return period. However, there have been claims that replacement computers have experienced the same issue.
With an all-aluminum casing and a unique thermal design, the Mac Studio borrows design inspirations from the Mac mini and the Mac Pro. It features the same "squircle" form as the Mac mini but with a square design and rounded edges.
It's just a taller version of the Mac mini, measuring 3.7 inches height and 7.7 inches broad on each side. According to Apple, its size fits exactly beneath most monitors, including the Studio Display, which sells alongside it.
In terms of weight, the M1 Max weighs 5.9 pounds, while the M1 Ultra weighs 7.9 pounds. The greater weight of the M1 Ultra is due to a change in thermal requirements. The M1 Max features an aluminum heatsink, while the M1 Ultra features a more extensive copper thermal module.
The Mac Studio includes several ventilation channels at the rear and bottom to disperse heat and allow for silent operation. To cool the internal components, the machine draws air from the pushes and tails it out via the more than 4,000 holes on the back and bottom of the chassis.
Ports:The Mac Studio has 12 ports on the front and rear. Four Thunderbolt 4 connections, a 10Gb Ethernet connector, two USB-A ports, one HDMI port, and a 3.5mm headphone socket that supports high-impedance headphones are available on the rear. Along with the headphone port, there is a built-in speaker.
The front of the M1 Max Mac Studio has two more USB-C ports and an SDXC card slot, while the front of the M1 Ultra Mac Studio has two Thunderbolt 4 ports and an SDXC card slot. The Mac Studio can connect up to four 6K Pro Monitor XDRs and one 4K TV or 4K display.
Chips M1 Max and M1 Ultra:The Mac Studio is available with either M1 Max or M1 Ultra CPUs. The M1 Max is the same processor that debuted in the MacBook Pro; however, the M1 Ultra is effectively two M1 Max chips operating in tandem to make a single chip with twice the performance of the M1 Max. For the M1 Ultra, Apple used UltraFusion, a custom-built packaging architecture.
The M1 Max chip has a 10-core CPU, eight high-performance cores, and two high-efficiency cores, whereas the M1 Ultra chip has a 20-core CPU, 16 high-performance cores, and four high-efficiency cores. Apple claims that the M1 Max is 2.5x quicker than the Core i9 processor in the now-discontinued 27-inch iMac and that the M1 Ultra is 3.8x faster.
In a Geekbench 5 benchmark, the M1 Ultra outperformed the 28-core Intel Mac Pro, getting a multi-core score of 24055 and a single-core score of 1793. In comparison, the top-tier Mac Pro received a multi-core score of 19951 and a single-core score of 1152.
According to Apple, the M1 Ultra can produce 90 percent more performance than the speedy 16-core PC CPU within the same power wrapper and can do it while consuming 100W less power.
It performs similarly to "one of the most well-liked discrete GPUs" while using one-third the power, and it performs faster than the highest-end discrete GPU while using 200W less power.
GPU:The GPU combinations for the M1 Max and M1 Ultra are many. The standard Mac Studio with M1 Max comes with a 24-core GPU that may upgrade to a 32-core GPU. The M1 Ultra processor comes standard with a 48-core GPU but may upgrade to a 64-core GPU.
Apple's M1 Max processor outperforms the 27-inch Core i9 iMac's GPU performance by 3.4x, while the M1 Ultra outperforms it by up to 4.5x.
According to Apple, the M1 Ultra GPU is 80 percent quicker than the Mac Pro's highest-end Radeon Pro W6900X graphics card.