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Planning on surprise gift for dad, how much faster is M1 Max 32 gb MBP compared to the old trash can Mac Pro for light video editing and general use? Geekbench scores are about double, does that translate to twice as fast or faster?
 

CalMin

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While the Mac Pro will be fine for your intended purpose, it is already an old machine and may not be supported much longer. For the money, any Apple Silicon Mac will perform better. Perhaps not noticeably so unless the workload is intense, but it will last longer, be more reliable and less likely to be left behind with future OS updates.
 

AustinIllini

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While the Mac Pro will be fine for your intended purpose, it is already an old machine and may not be supported much longer. For the money, any Apple Silicon Mac will perform better. Perhaps not noticeably so unless the workload is intense, but it will last longer, be more reliable and less likely to be left behind with future OS updates.
I haven't seen any actual data, but I highly doubt the M1 family would do anything but trounce a 9 year old Intel powered trash can Mac.
 
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Realityck

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Planning on surprise gift for dad, how much faster is M1 Max 32 gb MBP compared to the old trash can Mac Pro for light video editing and general use? Geekbench scores are about double, does that translate to twice as fast or faster?
Geekbench5 shows the 8 core Xeon ran 876 single-core, 5923 multi-core. AMD FirePro D700 Open CL was 30037. (MacOS 12.2)

A M1 Max runs 1782 single-core, 12,876 multi-core, and metal is about 68,700 with Open CL being slightly lower score.

The 16" MBP is a very quiet laptop, no fans until you are really pushing it. The bigger screen is good for 2 page edits. The aspect that is really pronounced is the soldered on SSD and RAM are equivalent in speed. So say you exceeded the 32 GB with several applications, there is no slow down with it using the SSD for memory swap. Its obvious a wonderful laptop for watching HDR content. Placed on a wood table the speakers really do present a nice listening experience.

Yes I use one.
 

Chevysales

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Geekbench5 shows the 8 core Xeon ran 876 single-core, 5923 multi-core. AMD FirePro D700 Open CL was 30037. (MacOS 12.2)

A M1 Max runs 1782 single-core, 12,876 multi-core, and metal is about 68,700 with Open CL being slightly lower score.

The 16" MBP is a very quiet laptop, no fans until you are really pushing it. The bigger screen is good for 2 page edits. The aspect that is really pronounced is the soldered on SSD and RAM are equivalent in speed. So say you exceeded the 32 GB with several applications, there is no slow down with it using the SSD for memory swap. Its obvious a wonderful laptop for watching HDR content. Placed on a wood table the speakers really do present a nice listening experience.

Yes I use one.
where are those numbers on Geekbench because looking in Geekbench browser using benchmark chart for Mac doesn't show that... am I looking in wrong place?
 

CalMin

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I haven't seen any actual data, but I highly doubt the M1 family would do anything but trounce a 9 year old Intel powered trash can Mac.
Of course. But it's still a fast PC and if you're only doing light tasks then may not notice. I mean if you're only using Safari and editing a 5-minute long single 1080p stream with no effects layers then both of these machines would do just fine. Sure - render times might be faster but most non-pro's wouldn't care about that.
 

Realityck

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where are those numbers on Geekbench because looking in Geekbench browser using benchmark chart for Mac doesn't show that... am I looking in wrong place?
Search google for geekbench Mac model/processor involved per Apple tech specs. Make sure it’s Version 5 used. Use metal as additional search parameter. Didn’t go by charts at all. The M1 Max were from latest tests I ran.
 

Chevysales

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Search google for geekbench Mac model/processor involved per Apple tech specs. Make sure it’s Version 5 used. Use metal as additional search parameter. Didn’t go by charts at all. The M1 Max were from latest tests I ran.
Okay cause my 16” Max 2tb/64gb is higher across the board than listed on than last one listed under Mac Processor charts. I search your parameters and see if I find a different one. Thanks
 

bobcomer

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How much RAM does the trashcan have ad what kind of video? most like the trasca would be slower, as it's a 9 year old machine, but special things like amount of RAM and video can tilt the playing field closer to the trashcan than you'd think.

For light work though as you say, I'd get the newer machine. (unless he runs Windows on it or in a VM, or uses 32-bit apps, that is)
 
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