YouTuber @Tally Ho Tech put the new M1 Ultra Mac Studio up against (2021) 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Max, RTX 3090 and Intel i9 12900K. After running multiple performance benchmarks, he says that the M1 Ultra Mac Studio is not twice as fast as the M1 Max MacBook Pro.
YouTuber used the Mac Studio (M1 Ultra) with a 20-core CPU with 16 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, 48-core GPU, and 64GB RAM, and the 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Max) with 10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores, and 24-core GPU.
Mac Studio with M1 Ultra rendered Premiere project in the same time as 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Max
With double the number of encoders, @Tally Ho Tech wanted to check how much faster the Mac Studio with M1 Ultra will render a 6K footage in ProRes RAW with color grading, effects, and more. Here are the results:
- 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Max – 7 minutes and 12 seconds
- Mac Studio with M1 Ultra – 5 minutes and 5 seconds
Next, he rendered a Premiere Pro project on Mac Studio (M1 Ultra) and RTX-3090 to test which one is faster. Here are the results:
- Mac Studio (M1 Ultra) – 1 minute and 28 seconds
- RTX-3090 – 1 minute and 15 seconds
- 16-inch MacBook Pro – 1 minute and 28 seconds
M1 Ultra Mac Studio vs. Intel i9 12900K – performance benchmarks
@Tally Ho Tech also tested M1 Ultra’s performance against the high-end Intel i9 12900K CPU with 8 performance cores and 9 efficiency cores. Here are the results:
Cinebech R23 scores
- M1 Ultra
- Single-core – 1537
- Multicore – 24202
- Single-core – 1976
- Multicore – 28049
- CPU Render BMW
- M1 Ultra – 1:43
- 12900K – 1:25
- 16-inch MacBook Pro – 3:41
- GPU Render BMW
- M1 Ultra – 0:34
- 12900K – 0:11
- 16-inch MacBook Pro – 0:49
The testing revealed that the 2021 MacBook Pro with M1 Max chip holds its value against the new M1 Ultra Mac Studio is powered by the most powerful chip in the world, M1 Ultra.
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