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2018 Mac mini: Convert RAW Files to JPEG With Adobe Camera Raw (Sony A7R III)
Related: 2017 iMac 5K, 2018 Mac mini, 4K and 5K display, Adobe Camera Raw, iMac, iMac 5K, Mac mini, Macs, Photoshop, RAW, Sony A7R, Sony A7R II, Sony A7R III
MPG tested the 2018 Mac mini 15-inch 3.2 GHz 64GB 1TB UHD630.
This test is a real-world task relevant to Adobe Photoshop: batch convert raw files to JPEG. Disk I/O is not a significant factor for any of these machines.
Raw file conversion to JPEG — Sony A7R III raw files
Sony uncompressed raw files are slightly faster to deal with because no decompression is needed although Sony’s compressed format is very fast to decompress.
The 2018 Mac mini kicks some serious butt here—the 2017 iMac 5K takes ~36% longer to complete the task.