Mac Studio vs. Mac Pro – which one should you buy?

This month, Apple launched a new desktop computer “Mac Studio” with M1 Max and M1 Ultra Apple Silicon. Although the new desktop Mac is powered by the world’s fastest chip and starts from $1999, it is still less expensive than the Intel-based Mac Pro starting from $5999.

If you are deciding which desktop Mac model is suitable for you, we have a thorough comparison of Mac Studio and Mac Pro to help you decide your next purchase.

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Mac Studio vs. Mac Pro – specs and features comparison

SpecsMac StudioMac Pro
ProcessorM1 Max and M1 UltraIntel Xeon W
CPU coresUp to 20-core CPUUp to 28-core CPU
GPU coresUp to 64-core GPUUp to AMD Radeon Pro W6800X Dup GPU
MemoryUp to 128GBUp to 1.5TB
StorageUp to 8TBUp to 8TB
DisplaySupports up to four Pro Display XDRs
and one 4K display
Supports up to twelve 4K displays, six 5K display
or six Pro Display XDRs
PortsM1 Max:
Four Thunderbolt 4 ports
Two USB-A ports
Two USB-C ports
HDMI
10Gb Ethernet
SDXC card slot (UHS-II)

M1 Ultra:
Six Thunderbolt 4 ports
Two USB-A ports
HDMI
10Gb Ethernet
SDXC card slot (UHS-II)
Up to twelve Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
Two USB 3 ports
Dual 10Gb Ethernet
Eight PCI Express expansion slots
AudioSpeakerSpeaker
AccessoriesMagic Keyboard with Touch ID
and Numeric Keypad
Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad
Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad
FeaturesApple Pay, Siri,
video and audio calling
Apple Pay, Siri,
video and audio calling
Connectivity802.11ax Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
802.11ax Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

Both machines are available on Apple.com for purchase. And users who are looking are even more powerful machines than the new Mac Studio and Mac Pro, then they should wait for the next-generation Mac Pro with Apple Silicon that was teased at the “Peek Performance” event.

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