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Definition: Mac Studio

Apple's newest Mac workstation, which was introduced in 2022. Using Apple's M1 chip, the Studio became Apple's flagship desktop computer that is more powerful than the last Intel-based Mac Pro model, which is twice the price of the Studio comparably equipped (see Mac Pro). The Mac Studio can support up to four Apple XDR Pro Display monitors. The M1 was brought out in 2020 and most Mac models graduated to Apple's chip over the course of a year and a half. See Mac computer.

 Mac Studio Models

              M1 Max CPU   M1 Ultra CPU

 CPU Cores       10          20
 GPU Cores       24          48
 Neural Cores    16          32
 Video engines:
        encode    4           8
        decode    3           6
 RAM             32-64GB     64-128GB
 Storage         512GB-8TB   1-8TB
 Thunderbolt 4   4 ports     6 ports
 USB             2 ports
 HDMI            1 port      1 port

The Mac Studio
Resembling a tall Mac mini, the Studio packs a lot of horsepower in a cabinet 3.7" high and 7.7" square. See Mac mini. (Image courtesy of Apple Inc.)