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2024-01-06 Apple M3 Ultra/M4 Ultra: What to Expect for Computing Grunt in 2024

2023-12-28 Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Intolerably Noisy with full GPU Usage

2023-12-18 Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Intolerably Noisy with full GPU Usage

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

2023-08-02 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Sleep/Wakeup Causes Drastic Loss of Performance for both CPU and GPU — FIXED in macOS Ventura 13.5

2023-07-21 macOS Ventura: 'Vampire' GPU Usage — 1 to 25% of GPU used when Nothing is Happening

2023-07-20 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max Strangely Slow with Adobe Lightroom

2023-07-19 Slowdown/Performance Variation with 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max... Ambient Temperature? Apparently not

2023-07-18 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Sleep/Wakeup Causes Drastic Loss of Performance for both CPU and GPU

2023-07-18 Apple 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Buggy Performance with GPU and CPU that Requires Reboot to Fix

2023-07-18 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Large Losses in CPU and GPU Performance; Rebooting Recovers temporarily

2023-07-16 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Large Losses in GPU Performance Require Reboot

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

2022-06-19 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Adobe Photoshop CC 2022: Filters — 2X CPU and GPU Cores and Memory = SLOWER

2022-03-11 Apple M1 Ultra CPU: a Technological Tour de Force Joining Two M1 Max Chips on the Same Die with UltraFusion

2022-03-11 Apple M1 Ultra CPU GPU Performance: Fastest CPU and GPU in a PC/Mac in History? With Ultra Low Power Consumption

2022-03-09 Apple Mac Studio with M1 Ultra Looks to Offer Thrilling Performance

2022-01-18 Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro M1 Max Here Soon for Testing

2021-11-26 Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro M1 Max Should be Here for Review in a Few Weeks

2021-10-20 Can the Apple M1 Max chip be Scaled to 25 CPU Cores and 80 GPU Cores by late 2022 via TSMC 3nm Technology?

2021-10-20 Apple M1 Max Chip: Apparent Die Size of 432 mm^2 Dwarfs Just About Everything Else, Far Beyond Any Competitor

2021-10-20 Reader Comment: “what Apple did with the M1 Max, it’s very impressive... Intel is really in deep trouble”

2021-10-18 Apple 14/16-inch MacBook Pros Here, with M1 Max or M1Pro CPU: What You Need to Know

2021-05-15 Reader Comment: MacBook Pro running OSX 10.12 has finally had the discrete GPU die... used this machine almost continuously for 10 years

2021-01-22 Will Apple M1 Macs Become More Reliable than Intel-based Macs?

2020-08-19 2020 iMac 5K Display Stream Compression (DSC) and Its Role in Making Dual 6K Display Support Possible

2020-08-06 Apple 2020 iMac 5K: Might it have Dual Thunderbolt 3 Busses when Configured with Radeon Pro 5700 or Radeon Pro 5700 XT GPU?

2020-01-29 Reader Comment: 2018 Mac mini with macOS Catalina Will Not Boot with eGPU

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

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

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2023-12-31 How Fast a GPU for AI Denoise and Focus Stacking? Distributed GPU Support for AI Denoise?

2023-12-28 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: GPU Performance and Fan Noise 'Gaming the System'?

2023-07-18 Apple 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Buggy Performance with GPU and CPU that Requires Reboot to Fix

2023-07-16 Adobe Camera Raw AI Denoise —  Crashes Ordinary Video Cards

2023-06-09 Apple 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Trading Up

2022-03-11 Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra Estimated Performance: Focus Stacking with Zerene Stacker, Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop

2022-01-29 Adobe Photoshop Vertical Line Artifacts after Smart Sharpen on Apple MacBook Pro M1 Max

2022-01-22 Beware of Claims for Apple MacBook Pro M1 Max Speed Gains Over Intel! OpenCL on/off can be win/lose

2021-10-26 Adobe Photoshop 2022 — Bye Bye to macOS Mojave Support

2020-01-10 Phase One Capture One 20: Negligible CPU Core Utilization while Importing Images, Regenerating Previews + Inscrutable GPU Usage

2020-01-09 AMD Radeon Pro 580X in 2019 Mac Pro Badly Lags the AMD Radeon Pro Vega 48 in the 2019 iMac 5K

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

2019-12-30 Too-High Pixel Density on 5K, 8K, Retina Displays Impedes Image Sharpness Assessment

2019-11-29 Choosing a Computer for Advanced Photography (December 2019)

2019-11-20 Thoughts on Choosing Between the Apple 2019 Mac Pro vs 2019 MacBook Pro 16-Inch and Expected 2020 iMac Pro

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 iMac 5K (March 2019)

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

Apple Mac mini (November 2018)

True desktop-class performance..

Apple Mac Pro (December 2019)

Workhorse desktop tower..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 16-inch (October 2019)

Desktop Class Performance, memory, SSD..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (July 2018)

Vastly improved performance over 2017 model, 6 CPU Cores..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (June 2017)

Improved performance over 2016 model..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (late 2016)

Touchbar, wide gamut, unrivalled SSD..

Apple 12-Inch MacBook (2016)

An iPad-sized laptop, refreshed..

OWC Thunderbay FLEX 8

Eight bays for HDD, SSD plus PCIe Card and Ports.

Apple 2017 iMac Pro

High-end computing moves to the iMac form factor..

Apple 2017 iMac 5K

Even better than the 2015 model..

Apple 2015 iMac 5K

5K Display, blazingly fast SSD.

Apple 2014 iMac 5K

World’s first 5K Display.

Apple Dec 2013 Mac Pro

Choosing among 4/6/8/12 cores, GPUs, memory, flash..

Memory Configuration in 2013 Mac Pro

32GB, 64GB or 128GB?.

2013 Mac Pro Performance

Performance of the 2013 Mac Pro..

2013 Mac Pro GPU Benefits

GPU vs CPU Performance..

Strange but True: Photoshop CS5 Performance

What you should know about CS5 performance..

Apple Mac Pro Westmere 4/6/8/12-Core (Aug 2010)

Choosing among 4/6/8/12 cores, and is 2010 Mac Pro faster or better than 2009 model?.


Blog posts

2024

2024-01-06 Apple M3 Ultra/M4 Ultra: What to Expect for Computing Grunt in 2024

2023

2023-12-28 Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Intolerably Noisy with full GPU Usage

2023-12-18 Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Intolerably Noisy with full GPU Usage

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

2023-08-02 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Sleep/Wakeup Causes Drastic Loss of Performance for both CPU and GPU — FIXED in macOS Ventura 13.5

2023-07-21 macOS Ventura: 'Vampire' GPU Usage — 1 to 25% of GPU used when Nothing is Happening

2023-07-20 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max Strangely Slow with Adobe Lightroom

2023-07-19 Slowdown/Performance Variation with 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max... Ambient Temperature? Apparently not

2023-07-18 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Sleep/Wakeup Causes Drastic Loss of Performance for both CPU and GPU

2023-07-18 Apple 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Buggy Performance with GPU and CPU that Requires Reboot to Fix

2023-07-18 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Large Losses in CPU and GPU Performance; Rebooting Recovers temporarily

2023-07-16 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Large Losses in GPU Performance Require Reboot

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

2022

2022-06-19 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Adobe Photoshop CC 2022: Filters — 2X CPU and GPU Cores and Memory = SLOWER

2022-03-11 Apple M1 Ultra CPU: a Technological Tour de Force Joining Two M1 Max Chips on the Same Die with UltraFusion

2022-03-11 Apple M1 Ultra CPU GPU Performance: Fastest CPU and GPU in a PC/Mac in History? With Ultra Low Power Consumption

2022-03-09 Apple Mac Studio with M1 Ultra Looks to Offer Thrilling Performance

2022-01-18 Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro M1 Max Here Soon for Testing

2021

2021-11-26 Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro M1 Max Should be Here for Review in a Few Weeks

2021-10-20 Can the Apple M1 Max chip be Scaled to 25 CPU Cores and 80 GPU Cores by late 2022 via TSMC 3nm Technology?

2021-10-20 Apple M1 Max Chip: Apparent Die Size of 432 mm^2 Dwarfs Just About Everything Else, Far Beyond Any Competitor

2021-10-20 Reader Comment: “what Apple did with the M1 Max, it’s very impressive... Intel is really in deep trouble”

2021-10-18 Apple 14/16-inch MacBook Pros Here, with M1 Max or M1Pro CPU: What You Need to Know

2021-05-15 Reader Comment: MacBook Pro running OSX 10.12 has finally had the discrete GPU die... used this machine almost continuously for 10 years

2021-01-22 Will Apple M1 Macs Become More Reliable than Intel-based Macs?

2020

2020-08-19 2020 iMac 5K Display Stream Compression (DSC) and Its Role in Making Dual 6K Display Support Possible

2020-08-06 Apple 2020 iMac 5K: Might it have Dual Thunderbolt 3 Busses when Configured with Radeon Pro 5700 or Radeon Pro 5700 XT GPU?

2020-01-29 Reader Comment: 2018 Mac mini with macOS Catalina Will Not Boot with eGPU

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

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

2019

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

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

2019-05-06 Update on Using an eGPU for Photoshop for Adobe Camera Raw Enhance Details

2019-05-02 How Much are GPU and CPU Cores used by Adobe Camera Raw Enhance Details?

2019-05-02 How Much is the GPU used for Raw File Conversion in Adobe Camera Raw?

2019-05-02 How Much are GPU and CPU Cores used by Photoshop Filters?

2019-05-01 Notes on Using an eGPU for Photoshop for Adobe Camera Raw Enhance Details

2019-04-18 2019 iMac 5K: Coming for Review

2019-04-01 Reader Question: Radeon Pro Vega 48 GPU Upgrade for 2019 iMac 5K

2019-03-24 An eGPU is Useless for Photoshop and Lightroom Unless...

2019-03-18 Apple 2019 iMac 5K: Two Hits with One Big Miss

2019-02-01 2018 Mac mini: Problem with Video When Waking up From Sleep 📹

2019-01-06 OWC Unveils the Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU for Massive Gaming, VR and Professional Graphics Processing Power

2018

2018-08-14 2018 MacBook Pro: Large Improvement vs 2017 MacBook Pro for Sustained GPU Performance

2018-07-28 Reader Comment: Which Mac for Video?

2018-07-06 OWC Mercury Helios FX Thunderbolt 3 Expansion Chassis for PCIe Graphics Cards

2017

2017-12-14 iMac Pro: Pricing and Thoughts

2017-11-27 Computers Are not Getting Faster in a Meaningful Way, GPU is Half-Baked Tech, Too Many Software Developers Suck

2017-11-23 Why I Probably Will Never Buy a Mac Pro Again

2017-06-17 Comparing the 2017 iMac 5K to the iMac Pro

2017-06-07 Assessing the Dec 2017 Apple iMac Pro

2017-05-11 Mac Users Want NVIDIA GPUs, Apple Keeps Doing AMD—a Disconnect a Future Mac Pro Might Resolve

2017-04-16 New Thunderbolt 3 Products from OWC

2017-04-11 Which is faster for RAW File Conversion, CPU or GPU?

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

2017-04-06 Apple’s Promised Mac Pro Powerhouse

2017-02-23 Will the next Apple Mac Pro (if any) be the Final Straw that Puts the Nail in the 'Pro' Coffin?

2017-01-09 The GPU remains a Science Fair Project

2017-01-03 Desktop CPU Performance at a Standstill?

2016

2016-12-25 Desired Features for a New iMac

2016-12-19 Almost in 2018, Computers Are not Getting Faster in a Meaningful Way, GPU is Half-Baked Tech, Too Many Software Developers Suck

2016-12-07 2016 MacBook Pro: Cannot Sustain Performance Under Load — Update

2016-11-18 2016 MacBook Pro: Disappointing 8-Bit Video on Built-In Display

2016-11-01 2016 MacBook Pro: What Options I Ordered, and Why

2016-05-17 When Software Crashes It is Immensely Frustrating: Why is Lightroom Crashing?

2016-05-07 NVIDIA Doubles GPU Speed, Halves Price with new GTX 1080: Good for New Macs?

2016-02-22 Reader Question: Mac Pro Upgrade or Replace?

2016-02-03 Newertech Headless Video Accelerator: Speeds Up Display, Video, Keyboard & Mouse Use Via Remote Access 📹

2015

2015-12-12 2013 Mac Pro: Video Card Going Bad? Display Signal Problems with Crackling Sound, Reader Confirmation

2015-12-01 Photoshop CC 2015: 10-bit Per Channel (30-bit Color) Now Supported

2015-07-21 Photoshop CC 2014 Now Gets the CC 2015 Bugs

2015-01-28 Continuing Performance Issues in Apple OS X Yosemite, Particularly in Photoshop

2014

2014-11-10 4K Video on 2010/2012 Mac Pro?

2014-11-05 Fastest iMac 5K vs the Fastest Mac Pro: PhaseOne CaptureOne Pro RAW to JPEG

2014-11-04 Fastest iMac 5K vs the Fastest Mac Pro: More Benchmarks

2014-11-02 iMac 5K: Stressing the CPU and GPU

2014-11-02 OS X Yosemite: Severe Performance Issues with File Open Dialog

2014-10-20 OS X Yosemite: Severe Performance Issues with File Open Dialog

2014-10-16 WOW! Apple iMac with 5K Display

2014-05-26 How to Configure 2013 Mac Pro + many Mac Pro Configs in stock at B&H Photo

2014-05-14 Deducing GPU Usage for Final Cut Pro and Compressor by Watts 📹

2014-05-13 Transcoding Panasonic GH4 UltraHD 4K Video to 1080p: Surprising Speed on 2013 Mac Pro with Final Cut Pro and QuickTime

2014-04-21 Phase One CaptureONE Pro to Fully Utilize All GPUs Available (e.g. 2013 Mac Pro)

2014-04-19 Video Card or Photoshop Bug? (graphics drawing glitch)

2014-04-14 Reader Question: Upgrading Video Card for Adobe Lightroom in 2009 Mac Pro

2014-04-10 MPG Experience: a Month Using the 8-core 3.3 GHz 2013 Mac Pro

2014-03-29 Using Dual GPUs on the 2013 Mac Pro

2014-03-10 OS X 10.9.2 Breaks Display Support with NEC Displays: Sleep, 90° Rotation Failure

2014-03-10 2013 Mac Pro: Photoshop CC Filter Crashes Appear to be Due to Apple Graphics Drivers

2014-03-08 Photoshop CC Sharpening Now 3X Slower But ONLY on the 2013 Mac Pro (unmaking the power of the Ring)

2014-03-07 2013 Mac Pro: Dual Displays Problematic

2014-02-12 Sapphire HD 7950 Video Card Upgrade for 2009/2010/2012 Mac Pro

2014-02-12 2013 Mac Pro: Tests Updated for 4-core 3.7 GHz D300 GPU Model (base model)

2014-02-04 MPG CPU Choice for 2013 Mac Pro + Order Status

2014-01-30 2013 Mac Pro: 4-Core 3.7 GHz with D300 GPUs Coming For Testing

2014-01-23 Tested: 2.7 GHz 12 Core 2013 Mac Pro with D700 GPUs

2014-01-23 D700 GPUs Strut Their Stuff: Unigine Valley 3D Rendering

2014-01-23 12 Core 2013 Mac Pro with D700 GPUs Tested Against Others

2014-01-21 12 Cores vs 12 Cores (and D700 GPUs)

2014-01-17 Evolving Thoughts on 2013 Mac Pro GPU and CPU Choices

2014-01-17 Configuring a Mac Pro Goes Well Beyond CPU and GPU Choice

2014-01-17 Changing my Config for the 2013 Mac Pro

2014-01-17 But... the Power of the GPU...

2014-01-17 2013 Mac Pro: Which Filters Benefit from the GPU in Photoshop CC?

2014-01-16 Two GPUs to Rule Them All, and in the Software Bind Them—Photoshop CC Now Sharpens 4X Faster

2014-01-16 Redo for Photoshop CC 14.2 (CC 14.2 Unstable on 2013 Mac Pro)

2014-01-11 The Fastest Mac Pro for Photoshop

2014-01-06 Which Mac Pro Model to Buy if Upgrading the CPU?

2013

2013-12-28 2013 Mac Pro: Costly but Worth It? Or Costly and Slower?

2013-12-27 Does Opting for the High-End GPUs on the 2013 Mac Pro Make Sense?

2013-12-19 2013 Mac Pro: What I ordered and Why

2013-12-18 2013 Mac Pro: Which CPU and GPU?

2013-10-22 Notes on the Apple 2013 Mac Pro

2013-06-11 Reader Comment: OpenCL Support for the dual AMD GPUs

2013-06-11 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Video User Comment

2013-06-10 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Reader Comments

2013-06-10 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Faster or Slower, Elegant but Klunky, Promise vs Reality, Video Oriented

2012

2012-12-03 New Apple 27" iMac — Buying Advice

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