With the M1 Ultra, the Mac Studio is Apple’s latest and most powerful desktop computer for small factories. Though small, the latest chip is nothing short of a full-fledged silicon chip powerhouse.
A detailed teardown reveals what’s going on in this powerhouse with 128 GB of memory. Thanks to the UltraFusion Technology, this smart Multi-Chip Module contains two M1 max dies that are attached to each other. It is undoubtedly a powerful package with strong performance shown in video encoding, but it cannot be tested with gaming workloads. With a pair of 10-core CPUs and 32-core GPUs, the chip offers a total of 114 billion transistors and is on par with some of the most high-end desktops on the market with RTX 3090 graphics.
The M1 Ultra starts at 4,000 USD for the most basic unit with a 64 GB memory and a 48 core GPU. The fully packaged M1 Ultra costs USD 5,800. The Mac Studio may not receive regular updates; however, maintenance is possible and recommended by an authentic service provider.