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2022 Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Photoshop Filters
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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/MacSales.com using any link from this site.
This set of tests with these Photoshop filters offers a general look at what kind of performance can be expected with commonly-used filters.
Results: Photoshop Filters
See the test notes for details on hardware configuration and software versions.
Note that 2X the CPU and GPU cores do next to nothing for speed on Photoshop filters shown here. Future potential software improvements are possible, but not very likely here in late June 2022. As per Adobe engineering, Jan 2022:
Everything written in OpenCL is being rewritten for Metal on macOS this year. OpenCL and OpenGL are dead. I believe SmartSharpen is at the top of the list to move to Metal off of OpenCL.
With OpenCL still offered in the preferences, maybe there is still work to do?
Lens Corrections: Adaptive Wide Angle, Lens Corrections, Lens Flare
Pixellate: Color halftone, Crystalize, Facet, Mezotin, Mosaic, Pointillize
Noise: Add Noise, Despeckle, Dust and Scratches, Median, Reduce Noise
Blur: Blur Gallery
Various: Oil Paint, Emboss, Liquify
Distort: Pinch, Polar Coordinates, Ripple, Shear, Spherize, Twirl, Wave
Sharpen: Sharpen Edges, Smart Sharpen, Unsharp Mask