The M2 Pro and Max gain an extra two Efficiency cores, compared to their M1 equivalents. What effect will that have on their performance, and what of the M2 Ultra?
Some threads are set to run in the background, and get allocated to the E cores. Could you run them in a VM, and effectively promote them to run on P cores instead?
How to work out how many threads and which cores are needed to achieve a compression rate up to 1.7 GB/s, and how to estimate power and energy.
When running some tasks confined to E cores, the original M1 chip from 2020 completes them significantly quicker than an on an M1 Pro. Here’s the detail.
Users and other processes have very limited control over which threads are run on which type of core. As Apple Silicon develops, this is an area set for change.
Does your M1 Mac run more slowly when it’s on battery power, or with Low Power mode enabled? An exploration of effects on its CPU cores provides an unexpected answer.
The E cores on the original M1 and M1 Pro chips appear to be managed quite differently, with respect to the performance of background processes at low QoS.
How often, and how much? Decide by thinking through how you would use your backup to restore your Mac after disaster.
There is a strong correlation between the number of clicks required to complete a task and your subjective feeling of dissatisfaction with that app’s human interface.
The days when I would ‘train’ by deliberately walking with a heavy rucsac are long past. Now I […]