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2018 MacBook Pro: Convert RAW Files to JPEG With Adobe Camera Raw (Nikon D850)
Related: 2015 MacBook Pro, 2017 iMac 5K, 2018 MacBook Pro, 4K and 5K display, Adobe Camera Raw, iMac, iMac 5K, laptop, MacBook, MacBook Pro, Macs, Nikon D850, Photoshop, RAW, Thunderbolt, workflow
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 — Nikon D850 45-megapixel NEF lossless compressed
The 2018 MacBook Pro looks solid here actually beats the 2017 iMac 5K by ~2.5%
The 2015 MacBook Pro (and by implication the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro) lag the 2018 MacBook Pro by 19%.