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2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Convert RAW Files to JPEG With Adobe Camera Raw (PhaseOne IQ4)

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MPG tested the Apple Mac Pro with M2 Ultra #Z171000US 192GB/4TB/60GPU. 76 GPU/8TB SSD are options.

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2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra

This test is a real-world task relevant to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom: batch convert raw files to JPEG.

Disk I/O is not a significant factor, the files being small relative to the workload, and on the fast internal SSD.

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Raw file conversion to JPEG — 150-megapixel PhaseOne IQ4 raw

The 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra easily outperforms everything else. ACR conversion of RAW files is heavily threaded and makes use of all CPU cores.

*** See test notes discussing 2019 Mac Pro and 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max results.

2023 Mac Pro: Convert 100 PhaseOne IQ4 150-megapixel raw flies to JPEG
2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra
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