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New Apple Hardware

PostFri Mar 04, 2022 5:51 pm

Here are some cut/pastes from an Apple blog I follow:

Apple has been developing a brand new “Mac Studio” computer. The new Mac Studio is primarily based on the Mac mini, but with much more powerful hardware. Apple has two versions of Mac Studio under development. One features the M1 Max chip (the same as the 2021 MacBook Pro) and the other a variant of the Apple Silicon chip that is even more powerful than the current M1 Max. Although the name “Mac Studio” may change, it represents a new category between Mac mini and Mac Pro aimed at professional users. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman previously reported that Apple is working on a “smaller Mac Pro” with an Apple Silicon chip equipped with 40 CPU cores and 128 GPU cores.

Sounds like it could be a wild Hauptwerk machine.
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Re: New Apple Hardware

PostTue Mar 08, 2022 3:39 pm

Well, my rumor was off a little, but not too much. New M1 Ultra with 20 processor cores, 32 core neural engine, 64 core GPU, with 800 GB/sec memory bandwidth, 2.5 TB/s inter-processor bandwidth, and 128 GB unified memory. All in a new "Mac Studio" just a little bigger than a Mac Mini.
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Re: New Apple Hardware

PostTue Mar 07, 2023 7:57 pm

Hello all¡

Do the new Mac computers with M1 Max chip are compatible with the information stored in old Macbook computer models?
Thanks¡
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Re: New Apple Hardware

PostTue Mar 07, 2023 8:54 pm

Yes, they should be. Not all of your apps may work though. Since Catalina, only 64 bit apps are supported. I have a Mac Studio with an M1 Max running Hauptwerk 7. It runs very fast! I really don't know how I would be able to run Hauptwerk and max out the processor. I believe Apple has a migration assistant that can help to move all your files over.
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Re: New Apple Hardware

PostFri Jun 21, 2024 2:34 am

Dear,

What has a better perfomance for Hauptwerk using biggest samplesets:
Apple M2/12 core (max)
intel- XEON W 3275/28 cores.

I am surprised Geekbench ratings present a 36% lower CPU mark for M2.

Your advice will be appreciated.

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Re: New Apple Hardware

PostFri Jun 21, 2024 3:34 am

Hello Fokko,

Although the Xeon is a few years older (mid-2019) than the Apple M2 Max (early 2023), the Xeon has a lot more cores, Hyperthreading, and higher base and maximum clock speeds, so I would expect that the Xeon would still significantly outperform the M2 Max (at least in terms of polyphony and convolution reverb performance, both of which benefit from lots of CPU cores/threads).

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... 0-ghz.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_M2
https://www.cpu-monkey.com/en/compare_c ... tra_76_gpu

I don't have any Hauptwerk benchmarks for a Xeon W-3275, but I do have an Apple MacBook Pro here with an M2 Max CPU and I get the following performance with it:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=21282#p158721

mdyde wrote:in case it's useful as reference my MacBook Pro with an M2 Max CPU manages 6500-6800 polyphony before audio glitches occur (which corresponds well with Hauptwerk's CPU meter going into the red), under the following test conditions:

- Hauptwerk v8.
- PolyphonyTestingOrgan-For4GBMemoryOrMore with 200 keys per pipe selected.
- Built-in audio output with 1x1024 buffer at 48 kHz.
- "Organ settings | Audio engine: Audio engine processing quality" = 'Higher'.
- "Organ settings | Audio engine: ... model quality" = 'Medium'.
- [All other audio engine options at their defaults, with no filters disabled, etc. and all voicing at defaults.]


However, since Apple have discontinued their Intel-based Mac Pro models, they will presumably be de-supported by Apple sooner.
Best regards, Martin.
Hauptwerk software designer/developer, Milan Digital Audio.
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Re: New Apple Hardware

PostFri Jun 21, 2024 4:15 am

Much appreciated, Martin!
I will take this in to account.

Yours,
Fokko
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