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  1. Dennis Paul Eldridge

    Catalina under VMWare on Windows Performance Issues

    So I have the following installation on two separate systems, identical in many respects: Processor: Core i5 RAM: 12 Gb & 16 Gb respectively Host OS: Windows 10 VMWare Workstation Pro 16.1.2 build-17966106 I have Catalina set installed on both with identical...
  2. jchap

    iPad mini iPad mini 5 vs. mini 4: is the performance (subjectively) that much better?

    I've got an iPad mini 4 that's been upgraded to the latest iPadOS version (14.6 as of today). For the past several months, I've noticed a definite lag in terms of performance all around the board, especially with apps like Evernote but also with Safari, Ulysses, Maps, Apple Music and so on. Apps...
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    iMac 21-inch i5 intel vs iMac 27-inch i7 intel processor? What is your experience?

    I have a 2.66GHz i7 on my mid 2010 MacBook Pro and am updating to a desktop. It has been terrific work machine. I like the size of the 21-inch iMac but it has an i5 chip which was on my old Toshiba laptop and it was ok. If only the 21-inch had the i7 but that's not the case. I don't like the...
  4. NeXTLoop

    iPad Anker USB-C to Lightning Audio Adapter Slows iPad Pro

    I have the latest model, 12.9” iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard. My AirPods crapped out so I am using an Anker USBC to Lightning Audio Adapter to use my regular wired AirPods. I’ve notice that, with nothing else running, there is noticeable difference in speed with the adapter plugged in or not...
  5. M

    macOs Debloating thread

    Hello everyone, i would like to have a thread about debloating macos, where we can discuss the various services and background tasks that can be killed to improve the performance of macOs. I have tried to post some similar discussions on Hackintosh forum without much success, and i find it...
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    MacBook M1 Performance in Sketch (Heady Duty File)

    Hey dear M1-Friends, I did not jump into it yet, but while working on a 1,65Gb Sketch File (a lot of High Res Photos in there), I noticed that my 2018 MBP 13' is very slow to deal with these kind of files. Fans run like crazy – also when surfing heavy CSS-Effekt-loaded websites. Does anybody...
  7. H

    Does Macbook pro 13" 2020 i7 32GB get very hot and has thermal issues?

    Hello, I am a software dev and own a 2015 dual core 13" macbook pro. It has slowed down considerably and since I depend on it for my work (approx. 10hrs daily) I have to get a new laptop. My choices are below: a] 13" 2020 i7 32GB (price 2747 Euro on Apple website) b] 16" 2019 i7 32GB (price...
  8. L

    Use 2nd ethernet port to improve network performance

    I'm trying to diagnose LAN performance issues. I have a 2009 Mac Pro acting as a file server and a 2013 Mac Pro as my desktop. There are gigabit switches between them with cat6 cabling. One of the switches feeds my TV and media box. I use the 2009 Mac Pro for all media downloading. My internet...
  9. M

    M1 Mini and FCPX performance question

    Considering an M1 for FCPX and trying to discern actual performance benefits. At present, if I import 4K footage from my Sony a6000, and bring it onto timeline, with the film strip view large, and play the timeline, I don’t always get the audio waveforms drawn in until I pause playback. It then...
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    ArchiCAD on M1 Macs

    Simple question: - Does anyone use ArchiCAD on M1 Macs? If so. Does it work flawlessly (under Rosetta 2) or are there problems? Is it fast (especially in complex BIM projects) or does it slow down to a crawl? Thank you very much for any answer. I am thinking of upgrading my MBP mid 2014 and...
  11. ZachNathan

    Big Sur Breathing New Life Into 2015 MacBook?

    Hi all So I have the entry-level 2015 12-inch MacBook, and in recent years (and even up to the recent dev betas of Big Sur) it really has been a struggle to maintain some semblance of good performance. I think this was largely due to my use of Chrome and other non-Apple apps, which often...
  12. serjik

    MBP 16" CPU thermal throttling

    Hi people. I want to ask a question about my CPU performance of my mbp 16". My config is i9, 2.3GHz, 32Gb, 2Tb, 5500M, 8Gb. When I start two benchmark (Heaven and Cinebench) simultaneously the CPU runs at the 1.6GHz only. I think that the minimal frequency should not be lower the 2.3GHz which...
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    Guide: MacBook Air Heatsink and Heat Pad Mod

    Based on the heatsink modification megathread, and on the advice and guidance from users like @DanSilov, @Loog, @Robotronic, @kinchee87, and others I'm forgetting, I performed both the heatsink and the heat pad mods on my 2020 i7 MBA. The results have been absolutely amazing. Even though all of...
  14. mikedop

    iPhone 7(+) Battery Degrading & Performance

    I’m interested in discussion on the iPhone’s battery degrading and how it affects performance. As it stands now, my iPhone 7+ battery is at 75% Maximum Capacity. I’d like to learn a little more as to what exactly this means, and how it might be affecting my device’s performance. I’ve noticed...
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    Why does not Apple set different performance options?

    the worst thing about bad choices and outputs of mbp 16 is the battery life concern causes them. To promote the battery life on WWDC show, users suffer these kind of quality drops or choices. if i use a Pro labeled device, i have right to modify its performance settings, i should have right to...
  16. yarcheek

    Hardware impact on Safari (browsers) performance

    Hi. I'm considering upgrading my notebook (MacBook 2017 for Macbook Pro 13 or Macbook Air). I spend the majority of my time in a variety of web apps. I was wondering what hardware choices will boost website page rendering performance (speed) the most. Is it RAM? Is it CPU? Is it faster SSD? Is...
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    Mac Mini Late 2012 - SSD or RAM upgrade?

    Hey everyone! I recently acquired a Mac Mini — the late 2012 model. It's up and running, but it's fairly slow, and I'm certain that its performance is related to the slow 500 GB HDD it came with. The hard drive is mechanical, and so I'm thinking of either upgrading the RAM (4GB) or the hard...
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    Speed difference amongst 16" SSD options?

    Do you guys think there's any considerable (say >5%) read and or write speed difference between the various SSD capacity options of the 16" Macbook Pro?
  19. z970mp

    foxPEP and TenFourFoxPEP - For A Faster Firefox / TenFourFox

    The Firefox Partitioned Engine Patch, officially abbreviated as foxPEP, is a finely tuned all-in-one preferences patch designed exclusively for Firefox-based browsers that automatically applies a number of advanced under-the-hood configurations to achieve a superior Web browsing experience on...
  20. imrazor

    Vega 20 performance data

    So I'm considering getting an iMac and pondering the costs vs. benefits of the 21.5" model and the 27". One piece of info caught my eye; the 21.5" is available with a Vega 20 GPU. The problem is I can't seem to find any performance info for this GPU. Usually I rely on PC benchmarks for...