Badass Mac Studio drives dual Studio Displays [Setups]


M2 Ultra Mac Studio setup with dual Studio Displays
A powerful M2 Ultra Mac Studio drives this pair of Studio Displays.

 Today’s M2 Ultra Mac Studio setup puts one of Apple’s most powerful desktop computers front and center, driving a pair of beautiful Studio Displays.

And while the user pointed out his machine packs only base specifications, that’s still a hell of a lot of computer for most people. And if you max it out, the thing is astonishing. Check out the options below.

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M2 Ultra Mac Studio setup drives dual Studio Displays

Redditor FaithlessnessDry387 showcased the powerful setup in a post entitled, “You guys were right; the Magic Mouse is ass, MX Master FTW.” They run an M2 Ultra Mac Studio desktop computer with a 24-core CPU and 60-core GPU driving two 27-inch 5K resolution Studio Displays.

When asked about the desktop machine’s specs, Faith said “It’s just the regular 60 core,” as if were nothing special. Not so. Even the “entry-level” M2 Ultra Mac Studio is a screamer, with double the CPU cores of the M2 Max version to start. Cult of Mac‘s buying guide singled out Mac Studio as “best Mac for music production and photo editing.”

On Friday we covered the mouse fight Faith’s post provoked among commenters — Magic Mouse vs. Logitech MX Master 3(s). They’re two of the most popular mice among Mac users by far. Today we’ll look at Faith’s fantastic desktop computer, a base M2 Ultra Mac Studio (not pictured in the photo, but very much present).

M2 Ultra Mac Studio setup: Apple’s workhorse desktop computer

Among Apple desktop computers, Apple’s Mac Studio sits sort of in the high middle. It’s not at the top, like the ultimate Mac Pro. But it sits above an iMac or a compact (but potent) Mac mini. Indeed, Mac Studio is a powerful machine, offering more than enough computing power for most users in its choice of specifications. 

So Faith’s machine is a “base” M2 Ultra Mac Studio. While we often mean “the cheap one” or “low end” when we say “base,” that version of the M2 Ultra Mac Studio is a total smokeshow of a computer. 

M2 Ultra specifications and options

Here are the specs on Faith’s machine, along with possible upgrades buyers can choose in parenthesis:

  • Apple M2 Ultra chip with 24‑core CPU, 60‑core GPU, 32‑core Neural Engine: $3,999 (version with 76‑core GPU adds $1,000)
  • 64GB unified memory (128GB adds $800; 192GB adds $1,600)
  • 1TB SSD storage (2TB adds $400; 4TB adds $1000; 8TB adds $2,200)
  • Front: Two Thunderbolt 4 ports, one SDXC card slot
  • Back: Four Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-A ports, one HDMI port, one 10Gb Ethernet port, one 3.5 mm headphone jack

So, if you max it out at, the ultimate M2 Ultra Mac Studio costs $8,799 before you add any software or Apple Care. And while Faith’s powerful machine should be good for several years, future-proofing with maximum specs would keep it going great guns for even longer. 

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M2 Ultra Mac Studio computer

Apple's workhorse desktop computer starts with a 24‑core CPU, a 60‑core GPU and a 32‑core Neural Engine, 64GB unified memory and a 1TB SSD for storage.

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