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2022 Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Real World Photoshop: Make Multi-Res Image Series
Related: 2019 iMac 5K, 2019 Mac Pro, 2020 iMac 5K, 4K and 5K display, Apple Mac Studio, Apple Silicon, computer display, iMac, iMac 5K, Mac Pro, Macs, Other World Computing, Photoshop
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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 test is as real world as it gets, one that I (Lloyd) do frequently for generating lens rendering aperture series, such as for this lens comparison. It is a time-consuming and work-stopping task, so performance gains are very welcome. It is a workflow that might have limited significance for the workflow of others. Still, if workflow is scripted in Photoshop, it likely applies.
See the test notes for details on hardware configuration and software versions.
Memory usage: MacStudio: 26GB, MacPro: 27GB, iMac5K: 25GB