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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.
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.
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