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New mac pro?on: March 12, 2020 at 12:48 am
My Mac Pro showed up a few days ago. Pretty sweet, 1:1 previews 50% of the time of the 16″ MBP. Exporting files even better than that.
Photoshop not much better. Final Cut Pro and Compressor, still testing, as well as Motion, Premiere and After Effects. Also testing some things in Lightroom, especially in the develop module. waiting for my Sonnet PCI NVMe M.2 x 4 card for some of the tests. …Re: 16″ MacBook ProReply #1 on: March 5, 2020 at 10:34 am
I see this is sort of old, but I ran some tests of my 6 core 2013 Mac Pro, and the 16″ MacBook Pro handily beat it in all tests. Even in Photoshop although the difference wasn’t as remarkable. A few results
Create 1:1 previews of 500 Sony a7r4 files … Mac Pro: 13 min 8 sec , 16″ MacBook Pro 10 min 1 sec
Export 500 unmodified Sony a7r4 files … Mac Pro: 12 min 48 sec, 16″ MacBook Pro 10 min 22 sec
Export 500 Sony a7r4 with 10 dust spots removed, some global adjustments and 2 graduated filters … Mac Pro 33 min 22 sec , 16″ MacBook Pro 27 min 43 secs
Batch process 5 panorama merges (IQ180 files) … Mac Pro 8 min 33 sec , 16″ MacBook Pro 6 min 3 sec.
Run Puget Systems 2019 Photoshop benchmark … Mac Pro 34 min 40 sec , 16″ MacBook Pro 28 min 35 sec
The 2018 and 2019 MacBook Pros are also faster. These tests are indicative of better performance, but I haven’ yet figured out how to gauge other things such as lag in local adjustments, etc. I can only hope it’s better simply because it’s better for the things I tested.
Note that a 12 core 2013 Mac Pro might do considerably better on several of the tests (such as 1:1 Previews and exporting) because LR does maximize the cores. To give you a frame of reference, a 2019 12 core Mac Pro (the new one), makes the same 1:1 previews in 5 min 10 secs, and all 12 cores as well as the 12 virtual cores are maxed. So for those tests, available cores is an important part of performance. Photoshop not so much, so it will be interesting to run the full set of tests on this new Mac Pro.
More here if you are interested … https://youtu.be/SrESyyg15EcRe: Export for Web: sRGB or P3?Reply #2 on: March 4, 2020 at 2:17 pm
Since introduced by Apple in 2015, most new computers and mobile devices have a wide P3 color gamut. Shouldn’t we create JPEGs for the web using P3 now? I used P3 JPEGs for my web page, and the images look great on my P3 Apple devices!
Interesting thoughts. However, my sRGB jpegs also look great on my iPhone and iPad. I think we’re in still in the world of the lowest common denominator, and that remains sRGB … which is what most using a computer display are seeing. At some point I do believe P3 will become prevalent in all devices, and fortunately sRGB images will still look great. But I think I’ll stick with sRGB now.Re: Best (summer 2019) choices for Mac Lightroom Classic performance and WorkflowReply #3 on: February 29, 2020 at 2:55 pm
For those that stumble on to this post, I did a follow up and tested 5 of the last 6 MacBook Pros in Lightroom and Photoshop performance. You can see the results here …https://youtu.be/H6rKTb6WZGE
I’ve set up a way to standardize this test so I can run it against other configurations that I can get my hands on, currently I’m testing the 2013 Mac Pro (3.5ghz 6 core, 64GB ram, AMD FirePro D500 GPU). I’ll post a new video with the results in the next week or so. I’m hoping to get access to a configuration of the new Mac Pro somewhere to run the test, not sure if that will be possible.Re: Best (summer 2019) choices for Mac Lightroom Classic performance and WorkflowReply #4 on: February 29, 2020 at 2:55 pm
Thought I would mention this as it applies somewhat to this thread, I’ve run my benchmarks against a 2013 6 core MacPro. Summary, 2018 and new MacBook Pros beat it. for more information you can check out the video