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Yes, the M1 MacBook Pro Really is THAT Good


#Right before #Christmas, #PetaPixel published its review of the M1 #Macbook #Pro, heaping praise upon the new computer, saying it was “much further ahead than anybody expected.” #That review isn’t alone: in this 17.5-minute video, #Linus #Tech #Tips finds even better performance.

#Linus ran multiple tests and showed the M1 #Macbook #Air and #Pro performing extremely well, but made sure to include #Geekbench as well since “that’s what all the cool kids are running.” The result? #Extremely impressive.

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“The only CPU with any hope of matching the M1’s multi-threaded performance is a #Ryzen 7, 8-core,” he says.

#Specifically for creatives, the M1 #Macbooks performed insanely well against the competition in the #Adobe #Creative #Cloud. #Below are benchmarks in #Photoshop from #Linus:

#Compared to the #Photoshop benchmarks published in the #PetaPixel review:

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#Bear in mind, #PetaPixel tested the M1 #Macbook #Pro against an #Intel #MacBook #Pro that cost $700 more and had 2x the RAM. #Additionally, #PetaPixel uses an older version of #PugetBench that includes a photo merge test, which may explain the differences between #Linus’s results and the ones in its review.

“Even running in #Rosetta – this is non-native code – the M1 #Macbooks both managed to smoke the competition,” #Linus reports. “The only potential response to M1, at least in class, is in #LuxMark, where the XPS 13’s XE #Graphics core puts up better numbers across the board, where the others languished at about half the performance or even less.”

#Below are two more benchmark tests:

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#Basically, in #Linus’s tests, the only computer that consistently outperformed the M1 #Macbooks was a much thicker, beefier, dedicated gaming laptop.

#Battery life performance was also wildly impressive: it broke 20 hours of continuous use, eight hours more than the next closest competitor. #Those eight additional hours are longer than some laptops last in total.

“We didn’t think it would manage it in the real world,” #Linus says “And this cannot be overstated: we’re looking at iPad-like endurance on a laptop running a full desktop operating system. #You could in theory use this thing for days at a time without juicing it up depending on what you do with it.”

#Anyone doubting the performance or battery numbers of the #Macbook #Pro published here should be thrilled by this confirmation of performance. #Linus managed to get over 20 hours of battery life using optimized settings (#PetaPixel did not use optimized settings on purpose while reviewing the #Macbook #Pro and still clocked nearly 16 hours of battery life) and their performance benchmarks are even more impressive than what was published in #PetaPixel’s review.

#It has been easy to ride #Apple for years for over-promising and under-delivering, so skepticism of performance in reviews is to be expected. #But with repeated reviews stating how incredibly the M1 #Macbook #Pro performs, it might be time to just accept the reality: it really is that good.





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