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rexandranger

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I have seen the benchmarks of base M2 pro and M1 pro 10c, the single CPU score of M2 is surely better, but the multithread score of base M2 is a bit lower than M1 pro 10c, because of base M2 pro's 6 performances and 4 efficiencies cores while M1 8 performances and 2 efficiencies. But 512G SSD of M2 is half slower than M1's. So if base M2 upgrades to 32g RAM and 1T SSD, would it be better in multithread, good choice?
 
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headlessmike

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I have seen the benchmarks of base M2 pro and M1 pro 10c, the single CPU score of M2 is surely better, but the multithread score of base M2 is a bit lower than M1 pro 10c, because of base M2 pro's 6 performances and 4 efficiencies cores while M1 8 performances and 4 efficiencies. But 512G SSD of M2 is half slower than M1's. So if base M2 upgrades to 32g RAM and 1T SSD, would it be better in multithread, good choice?
I think you meant 8P+2E cores for the M1 Pro.

I've noticed with my M1 Macs that they mostly run on the efficiency cores and only use the performance cores when there's heavy lifting to do. So, in day to day use I think that the M2's configuration will be better for most users. The exception is if you spend most of your time running multithreaded simulations or exporting media files, in which case the M1 might have the edge.

The SSD speed difference won't be noticeable in most use cases, both are fast, but it is certainly disappointing not getting the best performance out of the base model. With 1TB and 32GB of RAM, the M2 Pro is probably the better chip for most users.
 
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rexandranger

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I think you meant 8P+2E cores for the M1 Pro.

I've noticed with my M1 Macs that they mostly run on the efficiency cores and only use the performance cores when there's heavy lifting to do. So, in day to day use I think that the M2's configuration will be better for most users. The exception is if you spend most of your time running multithreaded simulations or exporting media files, in which case the M1 might have the edge.

The SSD speed difference won't be noticeable in most use cases, both are fast, but it is certainly disappointing not getting the best performance out of the base model. With 1TB and 32GB of RAM, the M2 Pro is probably the better chip for most users.
Thanks, I wrote wrong, should be 8P+2E for M1 pro. So will I not consider the 12c for M2, 10c good enough for a normal programmer like me 😉
 
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