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Mac Studio 2023 With M2 Max & M2 Ultra Chipset – Specs & Price

Mac Studio 2nd generation is powered by M2 Max and M2 Ultra chipsets, and here's the guide for the specs and pricing for the same.

Mac Studio is one of the most powerful workstations developed by Apple. The previous generation released in 2022 was powered by Apple Silicon’s M1 Max. The succeeding 2nd Mac Studio generation which was announced alongside the products like iOS 17, MacBook Air 15.3 inch, Vision Pro, and more in the WWDC event 2023 will be powered by M2 Max and M2 Ultra chip. So, to know about how these M2 chipsets can bring the best out of Mac Studio, read this guide till the end.

What Features Does Mac Studio with M2 Max & M2 Ultra Have?

M2 Ultra and M2 Max Chip

Apple made the biggest update in Mac Studio’s 2nd generation by introducing the new M2 Max and M2 Ultra chips that are super fast and super efficient. Apple’s chip is the powerhouse of Mac Studio thereby expanding its capabilities. Here are the intriguing specs of the Mac Studio M2 Max and M2 Ultra chip:

Mac Studio with M2 Max Chip

M2 Max is the best new performance booster that is 25% faster than the M1 Max. The 50% faster render in after-effects is truly intriguing for graphics designers. The chip ingrained in Mac Studio makes enhances the workstation. Mac Studio will now perform 4X faster than the most powerful Intel-based iMac. Some of the best features that come with M2 Max Mac Studio are:

Key Specs

  • CPU – 12 Core that results in up to 1.8 times faster performance.
  • GPU – up to 38 Core resulting in 3.6 times faster performance.
  • Neural Engine – 16 Core

Other Specs

  • Large unified memory of 96 GB and 400 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • Amazing storage of 512 GB SSD
  • Get Two USB-C ports and one SDXC card slot built at the front.
  • Get Four Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-A ports, one HDMI port, one 10Gb Ethernet port, and one 3.5 mm headphone jack built into the back.
  • You can now enjoy playback of up to 10 streams of ProRes 422 video.
  • M2 Max Chip contains 67 billion transistors.
  • The powerful chip runs up to 15.8 trillion operations per second which makes it the fastest.
  • Supports up to 5 displays
  • Experience high-quality streams with H.264, HEVC, and ProRes encode and decode that this Chip comes with.

Mac Studio with M2 Ultra

Mac Studio M2 Max and M2 Ultra Chip Update

The M2 Ultra chip can deliver twice the performance of M2 Max chips. This is because M2 Ultra is built with 2 M2 Max chipsets. So, the Mac Studio with M2 chips can perform high-end tasks like video processing, photo editing or even gaming better than any other Apple Silicon chipsets built Mac Studio. Here are the spec details for the same:

Key Specs

  • CPU-24 Core
  • GPU-76 Core
  • Neural Engine-32 Core

The CPU is 20% faster than M1 Ultra and the GPU too makes M2 Ultra 30% faster than M1 Ultra. The outstanding Neural Engine boosts 40% of the speed of the chip.

Other Specs

  • It supports up to 192 GB of Unified Memory i.e., about 50% more unified memory than M1 Ultra. This enables M2 Ultra to train massive ML Trainer workloads that even a powerful GPU is unable to process due to insufficient memory.
  • It provides up to 22 streams of 8K ProRes video playback.
  • This chip contains 134 billion transistors.
  • Runs 31.6 trillion operations per second.
  • Supports up to 8 displays.
  • It offers H.264, HEVC and ProRes encode and decode.

So, based on the specs it is quite clear that the new M2 Chip and M2 Ultra Chip on Mac Studio are better than M1 Chips in terms of CPU & GPU performance rate and unified memory. That was all you needed to know about Apple’s biggest 2023 update in Mac Studio with the creation of two powerful performance booster chips; M2 Max and M2 Ultra. Refer to our guide on how to enroll, download & install iOS 17 Beta on iPhone 14 Pro.