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2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max: Convert RAW Files to JPEG With Adobe Camera Raw (PhaseOne IQ4)
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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.
Disk I/O is not a significant factor, the files being small relative to the workload, and on the fast internal SSD.
Raw file conversion to JPEG — 150-megapixel PhaseOne IQ4 raw
NOTE: Adobe has improved raw file conversion considerably since early 2022 when these tests were run. Speed likely substantially higher for all machines with Photoshop CC 2022 v23.4.1 or later.