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Other articles have already posted the benchmarks for the M1 Ultra. Like all other M1 CPUs, the single core score is in the 1700 range. The M1 Ultra only excels with the multi-core score, over 20,000 in Geekbench 5. So unless your work specifically takes advantage of the multi-core tasks and video work, the Mac Studio would be a waste of money. The other difference between the base model studio and the Ultra CPU studio is the massive 2 pound heat sink required to keep the Ultra CPU cool. Shop wisely.
Everyone loves to claim how fast the M1 Macs are, but that is only the single core processes. Most Intel CPUs have faster multi-core scores than the M1, by a considerable margin. That is why Apple continued to sell the higher-end Intel Macs, also with dedicated GPUs that were faster than the M1. The M1 Pro and Max fix the limitations of the M1, and the Ultra has amazing multi-core scores. But if your work does not take advantage of the Pro, Max, and Ultra CPUs, you won't see any increase in performance because the single core score is the same as the M1 CPU. I wonder what the M2 will bring to the table?
williamlondon said:lucidcg said:So Apple is eliminating expandability, sealing up the mac completely AND requiring an external power brick - for no benefits. This design is a huge step backwards versus the intel Mac minis. It's essentially a headless laptop. I won't bother with this model. It would be compelling if Apple made the bottom or top easily flip up (that bottom round cut out for a square machine was truly absurd) AND they added a pair of m.2 storage slots - now that would be a tangible benefit of moving to an external power supply (and an actual upgrader over dual SSD mac mini server configs). I know it won't happen - Apple and their f*ckin' walled garden of no upgrades & no repairs from a pretend green company.
All Macs moving forward are not upgradable and not repairable. You must buy the memory and storage at the time of purchase, and you must pay Apple's inflated prices. Once the warranty expires, NO ONE is going to pay Apple thousands of dollars to replace the motherboard if there is something wrong with the Mac. And the motherboard is not repairable, memory cannot be replaced, storage cannot be replaced. The only replacement part will be an entire new motherboard. Since they cannot be repaired economically anymore, people will throw them away. You are not going to like that opinion/fact, but that is the cold hard truth of the matter.
rob53 said:wood1208 said:Entry level means entry level pricing and lower internal specs but look wise, ports, display size, etc should be same as there counter part.Jokes aside, not everyone needs or wants to pay for the M1 Pro or Max but we’d like a good laptop and iMac. Yes, my MBA blows my late 2015 iMac away but I’m not buying another entry level, port-compromised Mac. I can do without ProMotion if it drops cost a few hundred dollars allowing me to spend that money on storage.
patchythepirate said:Ffs Apple.. then just put an M1 chip in the current 27" chassis and release that in the spring, save the M2 for the pro in the fall if you must, I'm tired of waiting for a larger M series iMac with black borders.