After the recent premiere of the Apple Mac Studio computer, the emotions did not subside. All because the ban on publishing tests and observations about this device was lifted, and the conclusions turned out to be very surprising. We recently told you that, contrary to the manufacturer’s announcements, the M1 Ultra is no match for the most efficient desktop graphics cards. The following articles detailing Mac Studio and its processor shed light on other aspects as well. The following results from benchmarks and comparison with other components are one thing – the most interesting are the images of the M1 Ultra chip itself, which looks very impressive compared to regular desktop chips.
It was emphasized that it is best not to completely trust Apple’s promises. Despite its massive potential, the M1 Ultra is ultimately no match for the Intel Core i9-12900K or AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processors.
Only a complete disassembly of the Mac Studio PC makes us realize just how powerful the M1 Ultra is. As you can see above, this processor is roughly three times the size of a good AMD Ryzen for the AM4 platform. On the other hand, the red chip plays only the role of the CPU, while the work of the Cupertino giant is an MCM (Multi-Chip-Module) system consisting of two 10-core Apple M1 Max units (connected to each other using UltraFusion technology), 64 graphics kernel, 128 GB of unified memory and the entire I/O package. All contain 114 billion transistors. Unfortunately, we can’t see all of these items because they are hidden under a huge heatsink.
The Apple M2 that will be delivered to the MacBook Air 2022 computers will be slightly faster than the Apple M1 chip
Other results for the performance of the M1 Ultra system appeared in the network. This powerful SoC from Apple, despite loud advertising, was once again unable to demonstrate its superiority over competing solutions. As you can see below, the M1 Ultra won’t ultimately equal the Intel Core i9-12900K or AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processors, although its capabilities are worth appreciating (see charts below for details). So it was emphasized that it is best not to completely trust Apple’s promises. In the marketing materials for the M1 Ultra chip, we may have read about the results obtained in specific conditions in favor of the giant’s solutions from Cupertino.
Source: WCCFTech, Max Tech, Dave2D, Matthew Moniz, NanoReview
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