The M1 series shot from 4 performance cores to 16, Ventura turned up as an update instead of an upgrade, then there came cryptexes, System Settings and Stage Manager.
Nearly 6 months ago, many thought the M2 Pro and Max would come in Macs in the autumn of this year. So why hasn’t Apple released them yet?
Should you wait for Apple’s to release Macs with the M2 Max, or won’t those be available until next year? Here are some speculative dates based on the M1 release cycle.
Both P and E cores are run at different frequencies according to the load on M1 chips. This explores how macOS manages their frequencies and why.
How the E and P cores in an M1 Max chip cope with the heavy system workload after login, but still give the user the scope to run apps immediately.
AirDrop is quick, convenient and as slow as you’ll get. Ethernet all too often runs at only 1 Gb/s. Here are the fastest solutions involving M1 models.
Using a test of compressing a 1 GB file with AppleArchive, measurements of power used by core clusters show how efficient using the E cores really is.
Using CPU % or Energy values in Activity Monitor appears to show that running code on E cores is less efficient than on P cores. Don’t believe a word of it.
Which of the external disks tested can be used to boot from? Do they work reliably with Secure Boot? Could you boot from an external hard disk?
If apps control the Quality of Service, which sets how macOS allocates them to different processor cores in an M1 chip, how can we have any control?