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2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max: Convert RAW Files to JPEG, Iridient Developer

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MPG tested the Apple 16.2" MacBook Pro with M1 Max Chip Z14X000HR, a maxed-out model in all ways except 4TB SSD instead of the maximum 8TB SSD.


2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max

Batch convert raw files to JPEG using Iridient Developer, which is a relatively slow raw converter, though this test also turned on noise reduction, which increases run time.

Disk I/O speed is not a factor, the files being on a fast SSD and I/O time being trivial.

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Raw file conversion to JPEG — Mix of 500 RAW Files

RAW files of 45/60/100/150 megapixels: 100 Fujifilm GFX100, 100 PhaseOneIQ4 150, 100 Nikon D850, 100 Sony A7R IV, 100 Hasselblad X1D

The 28 CPU cores of the 2019 Mac Pro beat the 10 cores of the MBP. But many Mac Pros have only 8/10/12/16 CPU cores. On those models, the MBP would rival or beat them!

The 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max leaves the 2019 iMac 5K in the dust. WOW!

See also current Mac wishlist and all current OWC wishlists.

2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max vs 2019 iMac 5K, 2020 iMac 5K, 2019 Mac Pro: Convert 100 Sony 7R III 42-megapixel raw flies to JPEG
2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max
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