Apple Mac Studio Teardown Video
Recently, YouTuber Max Tech shared an Apple Mac Studio teardown video showing its internal design and the real-life appearance of Apple’s M1 Ultra processor.
The Mac Studio’s shell is fixed with screws, and the four screws can be seen after removing the adhesive pad from the base, and then you can get a glimpse of its internal structure. Similar to previous speculations, the M1 Ultra has what can be called a massive size, and while the design of connecting two pieces of M1 Max brings unparalleled performance advantages, it also makes its size equally unmatched.
According to the disassembly, we can find that although the M1 Ultra is not small in size, the Mac Studio still maintains a high enough level of internal integration and leaves room for expansion.
The video also shows how to move an SSD module from one slot to another. Again, this suggests that these slots may be modular and upgradeable in the future. Unfortunately, users cannot upgrade the Mac Studio Unified Memory because it is soldered to the chip.
It is worth mentioning that although the Mac Studio with M1 Ultra chip is much thicker than the version with M1 Max, Apple did not use a multi-layer motherboard stack, but rather stuffed a set of huge cooling fans.
This cooling system is directly connected to the M1 Ultra, which brings more volume and weight but takes the cooling system to the limit. Overall, although the Mac Studio also features a highly integrated internal design, it is somewhat more scalable and avoids the thermal problems that once plagued the cylindrical Mac Pro.