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2023-08-07 Some Praise of 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra and (mostly) macOS Ventura

2023-06-05 Apple 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra/Max and Apple 2023 Mac Studio M2 Ultra/Max

2023-02-16 REVIEWED: 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max

2022-11-10 macOS Monterey Update 12.6.1 Tends to Kernel Panic Machines Using SoftRAID —  Apple XProtect Bug?

2022-11-09 macOS Monterey Update 12.6.1 Won’t Sleep Display

2022-11-09 macOS Monterey Locks Me Out of my 2019 Mac Pro after Shutown/Reboot, Both Admin Accounts Kaput

2022-07-14 2019 Mac Pro vs Mac Studio M1 Ultra: USB Speed Differs with many things, such as OWC Envoy Pro EX 8TB USB-C SSD

2022-06-25 Scalability of Focus Stacking: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra vs Apple 2019 Mac Pro 28-Core XEON W

2022-06-24 Reader Comments on Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra

2022-06-21 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Adobe Lightroom Import/Export

2022-03-02 macOS Monterey Locks Me Out of my 2019 Mac Pro after Reboot, Repudiating my Login Password

2022-02-14 macOS Monterey: Constantly Loses 2nd Display Coming out of Sleep, Forces me to Reboot 2-3 Times Every Day — Thunderbolt = voodoo

2022-01-26 TESTED: Apple 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max — a Stunning Performer That Crushes Intel-Based Macs

2022-01-10 REVIEWED: 2020 iMac 5K vs 2019 iMac 5K vs 2019 Mac Pro

2022-01-01 SHA-512 Hashing Speed in Java: 2019 Mac Pro, 2019 iMac 5K, 2020 iMac 5K, 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max

2021-12-27 MacOS Big Sur Dec 14 Update: Reboots 2019 Mac Pro Continually

2021-10-20 AppleCare Now Extends Beyond 3 Years, and Two Ways to Do So

2021-10-04 Checking for Data Corruption after macOS Hoses Your System

2021-10-04 macOS Big Sur Locks Me Out of my 2019 Mac Pro after Kernel Panic, Repudiating my Login Password

2021-04-04 Display Connections for HDMI/DisplayPort Displays on 2019 Mac Pro or Other Macs

2021-03-01 “Upgraded” to macOS Big Sur on 2019 Mac Pro — No Workflow Benefits, All Downside So Far

2020-07-02 TESTED: 16TB OWC Accelsior 4M2 PCIe SSD

2020-05-18 2019 Mac Pro and Kernel Panics with PCIe Cards

2020-01-29 Why I Returned the 16-Core 2019 Mac Pro... Wanted 28 Cores!

2020-01-18 Caution for Those Working with Color-Calibrated Displays: macOS Catalina Resets Display Profile

2020-01-10 GPU and Thunderbolt 3 Bandwidth: Why the AMD Radeon Pro W5700X Might be a Better Choice than the AMD Radeon Pro Vega II: Display Stream Compression Support

2020-01-07 Eye-Burning Bug in macOS Catalina on 2019 Mac Pro: LG 5K Display Resets to Maximum Brightness Every Reboot

2020-01-05 2019 Mac Pro: Detailed Analysis of Phase One Capture One 20 Performance, GPU and CPU Utilization

2020-01-05 OWC Mercury Accelsior M42 PCIe SSD: Running Two of Them Independently — Awesomely Fast (but don’t stripe 8 blades yet)

2020-01-05 Apple 2019 Mac Pro: Display Will Not Re-Sync with NEC PA302W after Coming Out of Sleep + Base Video Card vs Other Cards, Thunderbolt 3 Ports

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Apple 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra

World’s fastest desktop?.

Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max

World’s fastest laptop, beats nearly all desktops..

Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max

World’s fastest laptop, beats nearly all desktops..

Apple 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max

Trouncing Intel-based laptops and desktops alike..

Apple iMac 5K (October 2020)

Rocking fast iMac with 8 cores and up to 128GB..

Apple Mac Pro (December 2019)

Workhorse desktop tower..


Blog posts

2023

2023-08-07 Some Praise of 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra and (mostly) macOS Ventura

2023-06-05 Apple 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra/Max and Apple 2023 Mac Studio M2 Ultra/Max

2023-02-16 REVIEWED: 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max

2022

2022-11-10 macOS Monterey Update 12.6.1 Tends to Kernel Panic Machines Using SoftRAID —  Apple XProtect Bug?

2022-11-09 macOS Monterey Update 12.6.1 Won’t Sleep Display

2022-11-09 macOS Monterey Locks Me Out of my 2019 Mac Pro after Shutown/Reboot, Both Admin Accounts Kaput

2022-07-14 2019 Mac Pro vs Mac Studio M1 Ultra: USB Speed Differs with many things, such as OWC Envoy Pro EX 8TB USB-C SSD

2022-06-25 Scalability of Focus Stacking: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra vs Apple 2019 Mac Pro 28-Core XEON W

2022-06-24 Reader Comments on Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra

2022-06-21 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Adobe Lightroom Import/Export

2022-03-02 macOS Monterey Locks Me Out of my 2019 Mac Pro after Reboot, Repudiating my Login Password

2022-02-14 macOS Monterey: Constantly Loses 2nd Display Coming out of Sleep, Forces me to Reboot 2-3 Times Every Day — Thunderbolt = voodoo

2022-01-26 TESTED: Apple 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max — a Stunning Performer That Crushes Intel-Based Macs

2022-01-10 REVIEWED: 2020 iMac 5K vs 2019 iMac 5K vs 2019 Mac Pro

2022-01-01 SHA-512 Hashing Speed in Java: 2019 Mac Pro, 2019 iMac 5K, 2020 iMac 5K, 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max

2021

2021-12-27 MacOS Big Sur Dec 14 Update: Reboots 2019 Mac Pro Continually

2021-10-20 AppleCare Now Extends Beyond 3 Years, and Two Ways to Do So

2021-10-04 Checking for Data Corruption after macOS Hoses Your System

2021-10-04 macOS Big Sur Locks Me Out of my 2019 Mac Pro after Kernel Panic, Repudiating my Login Password

2021-04-04 Display Connections for HDMI/DisplayPort Displays on 2019 Mac Pro or Other Macs

2021-03-01 “Upgraded” to macOS Big Sur on 2019 Mac Pro — No Workflow Benefits, All Downside So Far

2020

2020-07-02 TESTED: 16TB OWC Accelsior 4M2 PCIe SSD

2020-05-18 2019 Mac Pro and Kernel Panics with PCIe Cards

2020-01-29 Why I Returned the 16-Core 2019 Mac Pro... Wanted 28 Cores!

2020-01-18 Caution for Those Working with Color-Calibrated Displays: macOS Catalina Resets Display Profile

2020-01-10 GPU and Thunderbolt 3 Bandwidth: Why the AMD Radeon Pro W5700X Might be a Better Choice than the AMD Radeon Pro Vega II: Display Stream Compression Support

2020-01-07 Eye-Burning Bug in macOS Catalina on 2019 Mac Pro: LG 5K Display Resets to Maximum Brightness Every Reboot

2020-01-05 2019 Mac Pro: Detailed Analysis of Phase One Capture One 20 Performance, GPU and CPU Utilization

2020-01-05 OWC Mercury Accelsior M42 PCIe SSD: Running Two of Them Independently — Awesomely Fast (but don’t stripe 8 blades yet)

2020-01-05 Apple 2019 Mac Pro: Display Will Not Re-Sync with NEC PA302W after Coming Out of Sleep + Base Video Card vs Other Cards, Thunderbolt 3 Ports

2020-01-05 Apple 2019 Mac Pro: Apple’s Intel Xeon W CPUs Have a Lot More Cache than Intel Specifications

2020-01-04 Apple 2019 Mac Pro: MUCH Slower CPU Cores than 2019 iMac 5K, but Lots More of 'em

2020-01-04 Apple 2019 Mac Pro: a Quick Look at How I Configured the Beast

2020-01-03 Apple 2019 Mac Pro: OWC 32GB Modules Show 1/3 Higher Bandwidth than Apple 8GB Modules

2020-01-02 2019 Mac Pro: Hardware Elegance, macOS Crapalina Belongs in the Toilet

2020-01-01 OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD: Fasted SSD MPG has ever Tested, by 2X

2020-01-01 Apple 2019 Mac Pro: Not All Memory is the Same Speed, Mixing Sizes Not so Good

2019

2019-12-31 Geeking Out on New Year’s Eve, with 🍾Bubbles

2019-12-26 On the Way for Testing: 2019 Mac Pro 16-core / 48GB / 4TB

2019-12-20 OWC Delivers up to 512GB in 2017 iMac Pro (prior limit was 256GB)

2019-12-20 PCIe SSD for Mac Pro and PCs from OWC: “MEET THE FASTEST OWC SSD EVER BUILT – THE ACCELSIOR 4M2”

2019-12-19 2019 Mac Pro: the 8/12/16 Core CPUs Can Use 1TB Memory (24/28 Cores Not required)

2019-12-18 2019 Mac Pro: Most likely Slower than 2019 iMac 5K Unless Gobs of Memory or GPU or CPU Cores are Used

2019-12-18 2019 Mac Pro: Tips for Upgrading Memory

2019-12-18 2019 Mac Pro: Apple Reference Articles and Specifications

2019-12-18 HUGE Savings on Mac Pro Memory at OWC

2019-12-13 The Good Stuff for Your 2019 Mac Pro

2019-12-10 Apple Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR Now Available for Pre-Order at B&H Photo

2019-06-28 Apple 2019 Mac Pro: Made in China

2019-06-27 Apple 2019 Mac Pro: Everything I Want... but Truly High-End and Unaffordable for Most

2017

2017-04-07 Desired Features for 2018/2019 Mac Pro

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