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macrumors newbie
Jul 14, 2022
UE is definitely not a great experience on a Mac but an Apple Silicon build is on the way (UE 5.1):

I have an Intel iMac w/ a 5700XT and a Mac Studio w/ M1 Ultra and when I tested it out the Ultra compiled shaders faster than the Intel and felt pretty snappy despite running under Rosetta. Also it was silent. A Native version of UE5 should run 2-3x faster.

Yes PC's are best for games/UE etc. etc. but I use Macs for a reason and I'm not doing anything fancy.
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macrumors regular
Oct 24, 2016
I believe the Unreal Engine 5 for Mac doesn't support all new features from UE5, I don't know if that's changed or will change with the release of Metal 3. If you plan to develop games for Apple Devices then go for it, otherwise a PC build will probably be a better choice for UE5 for the foreseeable future.
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