M1 Ultra vs M1 Max Mac Studio: Twice as nice, but not always twice as fast

How the M1 Ultra in the Mac Studio impacts pro users' real-world workflows.

The introduction of the Mac Studio was exciting for many reasons—one of which was the unveiling of yet another addition to the M1 series of Apple's System on a Chip (SoC). The M1 Ultra, found in the US$3,999 (AU$6,099) Mac Studio, brings an entirely new level of performance, adding to the dust that the Intel processors were already left in. It's essentially two M1 Max chips fused together to bring double everything: 20-core CPU and 64-core GPU, 32-core neural engine, four video encoding engines, four ProRes encode and decode engines, and up to 128GB of LPDDR5 unified memory with 800GB/s of bandwidth.

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