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2022 Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Adobe Camera Raw Enhance Details

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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. Please buy your gear at B&H Photo and OWC/ using any link from this site.

2022 Mac Studio M1 Ultra


Adobe Camera Raw Enhance Details is pparently a GPU-intensive task that uses 4-5 CPU cores as well.“Apparently” because Apple Activity Monitor fails to display GPU usage correctly or at all.

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See the test notes for details on hardware configuration and software versions.

See also How Much are GPU and CPU Cores used by Adobe Camera Raw Enhance Details?.

Both M1’s easily outpace the Intel-based Macs, with the Mac Studio M1 Ultra delivering an astoundingly quick performance compared to the 28-core 2019 Mac Pro.

Strikingly low CPU utilization (4-6 cores) for all, with GPU utilization seemingly very low. But it seems that Activity Monitor does not show GPU usage properly.

Memory usage: MacStudio: 11GB, MacPro: 13GB, iMac5K: 10GB

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2022 Mac Studio M1 Ultra, 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max, 2019 iMac 5K, 2019 Mac Pro
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