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On 11/12/2020 at 7:32 PM, santa said:

I'm a PC guy, but I agree. Have a look at this:

 

I have to completely disagree here. 

The new Apple chips are pretty low scoring for professional work applications compared to a normal desktop CPU or even other mobile laptop CPUs like the awesome AMD Zen 3. Sure they have a long battery life for mobile computing but who is actually doing 3D work unplugged??  Apple shoving mobile parts in desktop computers is just a silly and unnecessary obsession with thinness.  Much like the same unhealthy obsession in the fashion industry.  I have decommissioned countless iMacs, Macbook Pros, and Mac Pros that all died early deaths in professional environments due to poor thermal design.  Professional work deserves professional hardware, not mobile parts in a silly thin chassis.

These M1 computers should be great for those doing basic web tasks on the go with great battery life.  Much like an ipad, or chromebook.  They'll get better performance eventually but they are a long, long ways from being competitive for professional apps like 3d modeling, rendering, Photoshop, and video editing.  

https://wccftech.com/intel-and-amd-x86-mobility-cpus-destroy-apples-m1-in-cinebench-r23-benchmark-results/amp/

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Apple-M1-MacBook-vs-PC-Desktop-Workstation-for-Adobe-Creative-Cloud-1975/

 

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@Justin Montoya, that's why I'm a "PC guy". I started off on a Mac, but that only lasted a year or so. I love the ability to freely tinker with my hardware.

My current computer runs twin Xeons (72 cores), coupled with 128GB of ECC RAM, and three graphic cards (one Quadro and two Teslas) for GPU rendering! Vroooom.....

It's big, it's heavy, it ain't pretty, but It leaves just about any Mac in the dust where it matters! Oh, and I didn't have to mortgage the house for it.

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