The performance of the M1 Max chip takes the breath away of even the world's best photographers
When Apple introduced the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips to the world at the end of last year, it was immediately clear to virtually everyone that they were incredibly powerful beasts. This fact has since been confirmed by virtually all tests of professional users from the ranks of photographers, programmers and video creators. One such test has now been brought by CNET magazine through its lead photographer Andrew Hoyle.
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As such, the test focused on the normal activities of photographers in the form of photo editing. However, the catch is that the photos from the best commercial camera in the world, the Phase One XFIQ4, whose price is around 1.3 million crowns, were edited. This is because he is adored by professionals for perfect detail capture and, of course, high image resolution. So Hoyle used it to create an image of a total of 28 full-resolution photos, which were stacked in Photoshop and, of course, accompanied by a number of other adjustments. In other words, Photoshop had to work with an 11 GB monster. And the result? Thanks to the brutal performance of the machine, the photographer was able to save an extreme amount of time when editing or exporting photos.
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What time savings are we talking about? Compared to Intel, even the M1 chip managed to reduce the new M1 Max times required for various tasks by half or even a third. For example, the photographer mentioned sharpening twelve 120MPx files in DNG, which he managed in 36 minutes 36 seconds on the M1 Max machine, while on Intel it took 16 minutes 36 seconds and on the M1 6 minutes and 39 seconds. Aligning 45,150 MPx images should then take him 4 minutes 43 seconds on Intel and only 2 minutes 44 seconds on M1 Max. In short and well, saving time is absolutely brutal with the new chips, which opens the door to far more productive work.
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