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2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Testing Notes

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MPG tested both the 14-inch and 16-inch models Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max 128GB /4TB, model Z1AU002AK and model Z1AF001AN. See all Apple MacBook Pro M3 Max.

This page discusses the test machines and their configuration.

2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max

All testing used the internal SSD and with the M1/M2/M3 Macs in High Power mode.

2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max (14-inch and 16-inch)
CPU 16 cores, GPU 40 cores, 128GB mem, 4TB SSD
macOS Sonoma 14.2.1, Photoshop 25.3.1

2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra
CPU 24 cores, GPU 60 cores, 192GB mem, 4TB SSD
macOS Ventura 13.6.3, Photoshop 25.3.1

2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max
CPU 10 cores GPU 32 cores, 64GB mem, 4TB SSD
macOS Ventura 13.6.3, Photoshop 25.3.1

2019 iMac 5K
CPU 8 cores, GPU Radeon Pro Vega 48 8GB, 128GB mem, 2TB SSD
macOS Monterey 12.7.2, Photoshop 25.3.1

2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: High Power for all tests

** prior tests used for machines below ***

2022 MBP M2 Max and 2019 Mac Pro were no longer available, prior test results used. Results could be affected significantly by changhes to Photoshop and/or macOS.

2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max
CPU 12 cores GPU 38 cores, 96GB mem, 4TB SSD
macOS Ventura, Photoshop 24.6.0

2019 Mac Pro
CPU 28 cores, AMD Radeon Pro Vega II 32 GB, 384GB memory, 8TB SSD
2019 Mac Pro: macOS Monterey 12.6.5, Photoshop 24.1.1

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