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2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: Photoshop Filters
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MPG tested the Apple 16.2" MacBook Pro with M2 Max Chip Z1740017Z, maxed-out excepting 4TB SSD.
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This set of tests with these Photoshop filters offers a general look at what kind of performance can be expected with commonly-used filters.
Results: Photoshop Filters
Lens Corrections: Adaptive Wide Angle, Lens Corrections, Lens Flare
Pixellate: Color halftone, Crystalize, Facet, Mezotin, Mosaic, Pointillize
Noise: Add Noise, Despeckle, Dust and Scratches, Median, Reduce Noise
Blur: Blur Gallery
Various: Oil Paint, Emboss, Liquify
Distort: Pinch, Polar Coordinates, Ripple, Shear, Spherize, Twirl, Wave
Sharpen: Sharpen Edges, Smart Sharpen, Unsharp Mask
Here in 2023, Adobe has apparently done its homework on optimizing for Apple Silicon.
The 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max trounces the Intel Macs and by no small margin.
The M1 Max takes anywhere from 7% longer to 39% longer than the M2 Max, but is typically 10% to 20% slower.
This is an incredibly strong performance. Clearly Adobe did their homework and got everything right for the Apple Silicon architecture. See the results from 2021; everything here is as good or better, and consistently so.
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