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*** Official October 18th Apple Event (18:00 BST) ***

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by Irish_Tom, 12 Oct 2021.

  1. edgedemon

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    Can someone help me out a bit here. Im looking closely at the M1 Pro or M1X possible upgrades for the Mac mini as the laptops are too pricey when pimped out. The bit Im having trouble with is the gfx cores, this would be used purely for photo editing, so Id go for as many as I can.
    I can't find any comparisons between Apple vs Win when using a gfx acceleration on a Win box. Im thinking that even Apple with their 36 gfx cores would lose to a standard Nvidia/Amd card which have far more cores? Yes there is the code optimisation that Apple do, but on the widows side you have the brute horsepower with discrete gfx cards? Is this the case?
     
  2. chanjy

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    What do you use to edit photos? Stuff like Photoshop is more CPU than GPU intensive tbh
     
  3. englishpremier

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    Photo editing doesn't really push the Macs as it is especially not Lightroom. With video you can push them past their limits though.
     
  4. HACO

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    Maybe. 2.1 requires 48Gb/s which is more than thunderbolt, so would have needed additional real estate assigned to it on the chip compared to an extra thunderbolt controller.

    The core counts don't compare, Apple's GPU cores are much more sophisticated and complex than a CUDA core. As there are no M1 Pro/Max versions of Mac mini I'm not sure what you're looking for?
     
  5. chef-borjan

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    Agree with the others, I think you need to explain a bit more about the exact tasks you are looking to do and where your current bottlenecks are.
     
  6. b0rn2sk8

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    It also depends if the software is able to fully utilise the SOC and it’s component parts like the neural engine and graphics cores.
     
  7. Yaayuh!

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    Why no new 27" iMac?
     
  8. HACO

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    I expect that is coming at the end of next year with the new Mac Pro, with new huge chips.
     
  9. edgedemon

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    I use ON1 RAW ad there was a massive difference in performance once they enabled gpu acceleration ...
     
  10. Feek

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    Could be earlier in the year and then the Mac Pro towards the end, that'll be the entire line done then and Intel Macs will be no more.
     
  11. metachi

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    i reckon all the laptop manufacturers wont be afraid adding notches to the screen and we will start seeing them in 2022.
     
  12. jonneymendoza

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    Umm those example are outdated