TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: RAW File Conversion, Nikon D850
Consult with Lloyd on your computer or photographic purchase, backup strategy, archival and storage strategy, etc.
A big thank-you to B&H Photo for sending the $7999 Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra 20-core CPU / 64-core GPU/ 128GB / 8TB SSD for review. This is exactly the configuration I would buy excepting a preference for a 4TB SSD (only to keep the cost down).
See the test notes for details on hardware configuration and software versions.
The Mac Studio M1 Ultra processes 45-megapixel Nikon D850 raw files in just under one second each, at ~5% faster than the 28-core 2019 Mac Pro.
Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: RAW file Conversion: Nikon D850