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glassssssss
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Its fast , very fast. But the best part is the battery life. Games are quite playable now too! was not expecting such a huge leap

no I don't work for apple

11/18/2020 1:26:57 PM

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I pulled the trigger on the Pro, but it hasn't shipped yet. I'm excited for it! My current MacBook is a late-2013 Retina MBP that I bought secondhand, so this is going to be a big jump. Bumped it up to 16 GB of memory and the 1 TB SSD. Should arrive between December 3-10.

[Edited on November 18, 2020 at 5:52 PM. Reason : ///]

11/18/2020 5:49:03 PM

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are these using some kind of emulation layer for x86 code or do you just have to wait until everyone pushes out an update?

I'm still shocked they put these into the 'pro' line out of the gate.

But judging by the performance uplift of Apple-owned applications like Final Cut if they cranked out a 24 or 32 core trashcan 2.0 this might blow open the door for actually seeing something like 8K get reasonable.

11/20/2020 2:06:47 PM

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The translation is provided by Rosetta 2, but it'd be foolish to expect every x86 binary to work flawlessly.

[Edited on November 20, 2020 at 2:42 PM. Reason : ...]

11/20/2020 2:42:27 PM

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People are saying translated apps are running faster too. It’s a pre conversion process, so not the jit emulation you typically see.

I haven’t seen reports of any x86 apps not running so far though. Even wine works.

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11/21/2020 12:47:40 AM

glassssssss
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lets just say every single app or game I have run on the new m1 macs is MUCH faster than even my 2020 macbook air. The translation happens on install/first run. After that its just like running apps on an intel mac. but faster.
And however the memory is handled on these machines in combination with swap file...makes it damn near impossible to tax the ram on the system. I opened every program I have, including multiple chome tabs playing videos. Somehow the system just hovers at 15% or so ram usage and never slows down.

I have been using the m1 macbook pro 8gb since the 17th. Gave my 2017 to the wife and sold me 2020 macbook air.

[Edited on November 23, 2020 at 6:26 AM. Reason : .]

11/23/2020 6:25:25 AM

wwwebsurfer
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any quirks with live video processing? I have an old mac mini running pro presenter but it has video in and 4X video out. They haven't certified M1 mac for use yet...

Trying to see if I also need to switch everything to NDI and cracking the piggy bank before pulling too many triggers.

11/27/2020 11:51:31 AM

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