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2022 Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Test Notes

2022 Mac Studio M1 Ultra

This page discusses hardware and software configuration for the various tests of the Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra.

macOS version and Photoshop version

Mac Studio M1 Ultra and 2019 Mac Pro 28-core matched in macOS Monterey 12.4, and Photoshop v 23.3.2.

The two other machines could not be matched. The 2019 iMac 5K will never be turdified by “upgrading” from Mojave, and the MBP M1 Max was previously tested on macOS 12.1 and was unavailable for current testing.

Mac Studio M1 Ultra 20C, 64GPU, 128GB      macOS 12.4 + PCC 2022 v23.4.1
2019 Mac Pro 28C, Vega_II, 384G:           macOS 12.4 + PCC 2022 v23.4.1
2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max 10C, 32GPU, 64GB:  macOS 12.1 + PCC 2022 v23.1.1
2019 iMac 5K 8C 3.6GHz, Vega48, 128GB      macOS  10.14.6 + PCC 2021 v22.5.8

Mac Studio M1 Ultra configuration

MPG tested the $7999 Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra 20-core CPU / 64-core GPU/ 128GB / 8TB SSD , provided on loan for review by B&H Photo, an authorized Apple Mac dealer.

  • Apple M1 Ultra 20-Core CPU
  • 128GB Unified RAM
  • 8TB SSD 64-Core GPU
  • 32-Core Neural Engine
  • UHS-II DXC Card Reader
  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
  • Bluetooth 5.0 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 6 x Thunderbolt 4 Ports
  • 1 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet Port

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