Mac Studio Announced at the March Apple Event
That was an ULTRA fabulous Apple Event! As is the MacStadium way, our team's already placing orders and planning rack configs. We were the first to have M1s in the cloud, and we'll be the first for Mac Studio.
On March 8, Apple announced another advancement in Apple silicon with M1 Ultra, touted as the "world's most powerful and capable chip for a personal computer." M1 Ultra features UltraFusion -- packaging architecture that interconnects the die of two M1 Max chips to create a system on a chip (SoC) with exceptional performance capabilities. The new SoC consists of 114 billion transistors, the most ever in a personal computer chip.
The M1 Ultra chip also came with a new home -- the Mac Studio. Powered by either M1 Max or M1 Ultra, Mac Studio has more unified memory than any other Mac, up to 50% faster CPU performance than the 16-core Mac Pro, and up to 2.5x faster CPU performance than the fastest 27-inch iMac. With the Mac Studio, Apple promises that "app developers can build new versions of code with incredible speed, and run more automated integration and testing than ever." Sign us up!
As we did with the first M1 mini, the MacStadium team has already ordered Mac Studio machines in multiple configurations to get them available for our Mac cloud users ASAP. As soon as they get to our data centers, we'll begin racking and testing these new Macs. With a new form factor, thermal design, and port configuration, our engineers have more work cut out for them than just a new chip, but they are already hard at work making room for these new powerhouses.
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