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Apple boosts Mac Studio for Creatives

When Apple initially released the Mac Studio it was hard to get. So I held off. Turns out that was a good decision because now I’ll be putting my order in for the 2023 version.

Apple says Mac Studio is up to 6x faster than the most powerful Intel-based 27-inch iMac and up to 3x faster than the previous-generation Mac Studio with M1 Ultra. Featuring up to 192GB of unified memory, Mac Studio with M2 Ultra has far more horsepower than most people will need. Most, not all.

“The new Mac Studio and Mac Pro with Apple silicon are the two most powerful Macs we’ve ever made,” said John Ternus, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering.

“Mac Studio has been a breakthrough for pros everywhere, and it’s at the heart of hundreds of thousands of home and pro studios across the world.

“Today, it gets even better with M2 Max and the new M2 Ultra, featuring even more performance and enhanced connectivity.”

POWER TO BURN

Mac Studio with M2 Max is up to 50 per cent faster than the previous-generation Mac Studio and 4x faster than the most powerful Intel-based 27-inch iMac. It features a 12-core CPU, up to a 38-core GPU, and up to 96GB of unified memory with 400GB/s of memory bandwidth.

Mac Studio with M1 Max vs Mac Studio with M2 Max:

• Empowers motion graphics designers using After Effects to render up to 50 per cent faster.

• Enables developers to build new versions of apps with Xcode at blazing speed, with up to 25 per cent faster performance.

SoC options for Mac Studio

M2 Ultra delivers twice the performance and capabilities of M2 Max, and is Apple’s largest and most capable system on a chip (SoC) ever. Mac Studio with M2 Ultra is up to 3x faster than the previous-generation Mac Studio with M1 Ultra,2 and up to 6x faster than the most powerful Intel-based 27-inch iMac.1 It features a 24-core CPU, up to a 76-core GPU, and up to 192GB of memory with 800GB/s of unified memory bandwidth for workstation-class performance.

Mac Studio with M1 Ultra vs 2 Mac Studio with M2 Ultra:

• Empowers 3D artists using Octane to render up to 3x faster.

• Enables colourists using DaVinci Resolve to see up to 50 per cent faster video processing than before.

WELL CONNECTED

The new Mac Studio now has higher-bandwidth HDMI, enabling up to 8K resolution and 240Hz frame rates. With M2 Ultra, Mac Studio supports up to six Pro Display XDRs — driving over 100 million pixels — allowing for a vast amount of screen real estate for pro workflows. Additionally, it now features advanced built-in wireless technologies. Wi-Fi 6E delivers download speeds that are up to twice as fast as the previous generation, while Bluetooth 5.3 allows users to connect to the latest Bluetooth accessories. On the back, Mac Studio includes four Thunderbolt 4 ports, a 10Gb Ethernet port, an enhanced HDMI port, and two USB-A ports. It also conveniently has two USB-C ports and an SD card slot on the front to easily import photos and video.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

Mac Studio is available to order today on apple.com/au/store and in the Apple Store app. They will start to arrive to customers, and will be available in Apple Store locations and Apple Authorised Resellers, beginning Tuesday, 13 June.

Mac Studio starts at RRP A$3,299 inc. GST and RRP A$2,969 inc. GST for education. Additional configure-to-order options are available at apple.com/au/store.

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