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

re: Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: my Perspective on Apple’s Powerful New Laptops

Apple 2023 MBP M3 Max

MPG tested the Apple 14" 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max 128GB /4TB, model Z1AU002AK.

Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max:
obnoxious fan noise up to 62 dB

My 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max and 2023 MacBook Pro M2 Ultra have no such issue, both are whisper quiet under the same test scenario.

A chassis with a destktop-class chipset shoehorned into a tiny laptop emitting 47 watts from the GPU alone makes a ton of noise up to 62 dB.

Intolerable unacceptable noise level with reduced GPU performance and a strong likelihood of early failure.

2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Intolerably Loud Fan Noise.

Impressive chipset + insufficient cooling = bad design.

Sebastian B writes:

Again, highly informative. I'm really grateful for these tests. Nothing else I can find on the web comes close. There used to be at least a few websites that did reasonably practice-oriented tests, but best case now is some irrelevant synthetic benchmarks comparing to Windows models I need no comparison to... Or people write "Reviews" and the "Performance" section says "we didn't actually test the machine, but given its specs, it should perform really well!".

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