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2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max: Assemble Panorama

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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

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Panorama assembly in Photoshop consists of Auto Align Layers and Auto Blend Layers. The task uses CPU cores minimally, so the speed reflects the efficiency of a single CPU core.

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Consists of: Auto Align Layers, Auto Blend Layers, Flatten Image, Image Size to 75%

The 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max dusts the Intel-based Macs.

The 2019 Mac Pro offers up a pathetic performance. From what I can tell in Activity Monitor, Photoshop puts all 28 CPU cores to use, but many cores are not doing much, and there seems to be massive system-call overhead, which at first appeared to be thread contention overhead. But that theory falls by the wayside, because disabling CPU cores does not change anything.

Photoshop CC: assemble panorama
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2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max

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