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glh said:The bad part is that Apple is cutting itself off from lots of standard software developed by non-Mac people that may never be ported over.
x86 was bridge back to custom RISC chips as Apple developed ARM chips over the last decade. No one has matched the success and profits that the iPhone and iPad (computers) have.
MacPro said:commentzilla said:tzeshan said:cia said:tzeshan said:cia said:First off, in regards to speed, this is a SATA III drive. The SATA III bus is the limiting factor for speeds, not the drive.Second, this drive uses MLC, which allows it to provide those peak speeds over very long writes. TLC is great and cheap, but when you are copying large files (Example, 2 hours of ProRes video in one file, is about 122 gig) TLC based drives will hit bottlenecks and slow down. TLC has limits that most users don't ever see. MLC (and even better, SLC) handles stuff like this better.This is a "pro" drive for pro users who are still using SATAIII based machines.
If you don't read/write hundreds and hundreds of GB every day, you don't need this drive, buy a cheaper SSD and you won't notice the difference.
I have an NVME PCI card in my MacPro, but also have a cheap $20 SATA III card in there too, this drive will work well in my video workflow as a 1080p live video record drive.
In the end these OWC drives are an all around cost effective solution. There are also some middle of the road NVME drives that offer 1GB/s which are less pricy than the 2GB/s models.
My only issue with Time Machine is that I've yet to find a 3rd party solution that has all of TM's features. I tried using one such solution with a Netgear router and it was lacking in so many ways, plus it would fail weekly and have to be rebuilt from scratch.
Types of disks you can use with Time Machine on Machttps://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/types-of-disks-you-can-use-with-time-machine-mh15139/mac
Are we ready for Time Machine 2.0 yet?https://eclecticlight.co/2019/08/16/are-we-ready-for-time-machine-2-0-yet/
KITA said:commentzilla said:KITA said:entropys said:pulseimages said:I wish Apple would put discrete graphics into it’s smaller MBP, it is a Pro model after all!
Ryzen 4000 U would have made a big difference.
Here's a budget $650 Acer laptop that beats out even the most powerful MBP 13". It's using Ryzen 7 4700U. It has 8 cores / 8 threads + Vega 7 graphics.
I'd also mention that the 27W Ryzen 7 4800U (8 cores / 16 threads + Vega 8) scores almost 3600:
I more interested in general real world CPU speed, SSD speed and encoding speeds. The Mac certainly has an advantage in the last two because of the T-2 chip (video encoding/decoding and SSD encryption) and Apple's SSD (best in class speeds). But there are also other things you won't find in that $650 laptop like a best in class T-1 chip fingerprint reader, a best in class Trackpad, 4x full-speed Thunderbolt ports and what are apparently some of the best speakers in a slim laptop.
There's a lot more to a laptop than just the CPU/GPU which affect the experience and the price.
Below is from the review on Tom's Hardware... the display just makes it useless for any professional grade video or photography. Despite having an awesome Ryzen processor it doesn't really seem to outpace the Del XPS with a 1056G7 in any meaningful way other than 3D.
You have to compare Apples to Apples when looking at the value of a laptop. That $650 laptop would easily cost $1799 if it had comparable all around specs.
Acer Swift 3 (AMD): Meet Ryzen 7 4700U
A nice processor that has an advantage with 3D application
- Display is dark with poor contrast
- Audio lacks bass
- Webcam image is barely visible regardless of lighting
- Build quality feels fragile
- Slow SSD (in comparison to the MBP which blows it out of the water by a factor of 6x)
- Lower resolution display
- Poor color range
- No Thunderbolt (integrated into the 10th GEN Intel chips)
- Lackluster trackpad
- Lackluster finger printer reader and no T-1 Chip security
- No T-2 Chip with on the fly encryption and encoding which takes load off of the CPU
- Only a single cooling fan which may cause CPU/GPU throttling under load
- Older LPDDR4 RAM which is less power efficient
- Etc, etc, etc,.
Philtky said:You’re all talking CPU and screen size, but all I want is a GPU on a Pro Apple computer! I’m sure many of the prosumers need a laptop to move around, but actually work on desktop, plug on the charger and an external display. I mean using an intel gpu on a pro laptop is a joke to me.