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2018 MacBook Pro: Convert RAW Files to JPEG With Adobe Camera Raw (Hasselblad X1D)
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MPG tested a fully-loaded Apple 2018 MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.9 GHz 32GB 2TB Radeon Pro 560X. The only better model is the same configuration with a 4TB SSD.
This test is a real-world task relevant to Adobe Photoshop: batch convert raw files to JPEG. Disk I/O is not a significant factor for any of these machines.
Raw file conversion to JPEG — Hasselblad X1D 3FR raw
Sony uncompressed raw files are slightly faster to deal with because no decompression is needed although Sony’s compressed format is very fast to decompress.
The 2018 MacBook Pro matches the 2017 iMac 5K within 1%.