Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

The M1 Max Mac Studio is an entirely new Mac desktop. It packs outrageous performance, extensive connectivity and new capabilities into an unbelievably compact form, putting everything you need within easy reach and transforming any space into a studio. And it all starts with your choice of the ferociously fast M1 Max or the all-new M1 Ultra — the most powerful chip ever in a personal computer.

Almost the first Mac to have an SDXC card slot on the front of it (About time too).

Apple M1 Max chip price £2000

  • 10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores
  • 24-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine
  • 400GB/s memory bandwidth

Media engine

  • Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes and ProRes RAW
  • Video decode engine
  • Two video encode engines
  • Two ProRes encode and decode engines

Configurable to:

M1 Max with 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine

Apple M1 Ultra chip price £4000

  • 20-core CPU with 16 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
  • 48-core GPU
  • 32-core Neural Engine
  • 800GB/s memory bandwidth

Media engine

  • Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes and ProRes RAW
  • Two video decode engines
  • Four video encode engines
  • Four ProRes encode and decode engines

Configurable to:

M1 Ultra with 20-core CPU, 64-core GPU and 32-core Neural Engine

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Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

One thought on “Apple have a new range of cost effective M1 Mac Studio desktop computers

  1. Looks like it could be a real beast! Currently editing on a Hackintosh but the performance vs price of these new Macs is tempting me to cough up the extra dough for increased reliability.

    Apparently the wattage draw of the Studio’s base model is more than the 16″ MacBook with the same chip so even the base model might have a big increase in performance from what has come before.

    That chip with more power, upgraded and then two stacked on top of each other is going to probably tear through everything thrown at it for the next 5-10 years!

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