Im not getting this from marketing I’m getting it from
That has some detailed programming formation about how it works. Also this is not an Apple thing. They did not come up with the Apple chips out-of-order- processing, it comes from ARM who already had the technology. In fact Intel have the same tech but they do not have as many out of order processors in their chips.
Im not talking about the Ultra, no one needs it. The M1 pro and Max have the same performance at single core and would sit just behind 12900k but you will not be air-cooling the 12900K to get that performance.
Also some real world DAW examples.
If you like youtube:
Here he looks at the ultra and decides the Pro (which I have) is just as good for Audio.
Also apple have never said their M1 Max or Pro will beat any desktop intel chip. They only compared to other laptop chips. Also the 12900K was not released so apple have never said anything about it.
Maybe the Ultra they compared but in some ways it does and in someways it does not.
But for audio no one needs the Ultra so that’s not the comparison to do.
I have had intel desktops for nearly 30 years and I got the M1 and was surprised by what it could do. I took projects from my desktop and load them onto my macbook and was surprised how the laptop just worked. Its my first apple so i know windows well.
I bought the M1 because its silent, i thought i would use to until the projects got so big i would transfer them to my intel desktop. Well i have never had to do that, i just don’t even turn the desktop on anymore. I do not remember apples marketing team popping round whilst i was transferring projects on a USB stick and doing my own testing. They were my real Cubase project tests.
As i said, the single core speed of the Macbook pro 10 core M1 is the same as the Max and Ultra. In fact for audio there is no difference between the Pro and the Max. The ultra does not give much boost for audio either (see youtube above).
The M1 max Studio is actually very cheap. If i had to upgrade to a 12900k i would need a new motherboard, new Ram, new chip. So that would be about £1,400 ish. A New M1 Max studio is £1,900. Sure it’s more but not that much more. But if I needed to add a graphics card and 1T SSD And cooling its probably more expensive than the M1 Max Studio. If you already have some of those parts the upgrade is way way cheaper of course. But the price for the M1 Max Studio 32 gb is not so crazy.
And didn’t i say in my previous post the chip that can beat it is the 12900K ? So your agreeing with me but I’m wrong ?
I spent some time researching the M1 before i bought it. I waited until Nov last year to get it. I did lots of tests with my Intel 5ghz intel to see what the M1 can do.
So i have done my research, i have the laptop, i have done the comparisons for myself. I even tried to find examples where the M1 was not so good and for audio i could not find many. I like to look at the negative reviews to see the worst cases.
So please do not insult my intelligence by accusing me falling for the marketing. Don’t accuse me of being some sort of idiot for buying an M1 pro. Its utterly ridiculous.
Its fine not to like something, its cool to try to link me the video on youtube with extra info about the Ultra (Im already not a fan of the Ultra). That’s all good but don’t suggest I’m a fool for buying the best computer I’ve ever owned.