Contribute
Register

October 18th 2021 Apple Event: M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pros

Joined
Oct 24, 2013
Messages
794
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z590 Vision D
CPU
i7-11700K OC @ 5.2GHz
Graphics
RX 6800 XT
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook
  3. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Apple's trade-in for my 2020 13" MacBook Pro (4 Thunderbolt ports) is $780, but because this is the last of the Touch Bar laptops, I decided to hold on to it. Should be fun to run side-by-side benchmarks...

P.S. Before the avalanche begins, I will say once and for all, I don't mind the notch at all.
I'll take the notch if I get Promotion on the Mac! I had a feeling promotion was coming, since the Monterey beta enabled 'Variable Refresh Rate' on my 6800XT.
 

tonymacx86

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Nov 18, 2009
Messages
8,581
Motherboard
PRIME Z490-A
CPU
i5 10600K
Graphics
Vega 56
Mac
  1. MacBook Air
Classic Mac
  1. Apple
  2. PowerBook
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Intel MacBook Pro's are officially dead as they are no longer seen on the Apple website.

The only Intel machines left are the mini and Mac Pro.

Death of the Intel MBP o_O:lolno::O
 

CaseySJ

Moderator
Joined
Nov 11, 2018
Messages
17,240
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z490 Vision D
CPU
i5-10400
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. MacBook Air
  2. MacBook Pro
  3. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Quadra
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I'll take the notch if I get Promotion on the Mac! I had a feeling promotion was coming, since the Monterey beta enabled 'Variable Refresh Rate' on my 6800XT.
The rumors were surprisingly spot on. Even the last minute notch came true. But no Mac mini, which is typical for Apple because it forces all of us to spend soooooo much more money on the more expensive toy instead.
 
Joined
Oct 24, 2013
Messages
794
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z590 Vision D
CPU
i7-11700K OC @ 5.2GHz
Graphics
RX 6800 XT
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook
  3. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Apple's trade-in for my 2020 13" MacBook Pro (4 Thunderbolt ports) is $780, but because this is the last of the Touch Bar laptops, I decided to hold on to it. Should be fun to run side-by-side benchmarks...

P.S. Before the avalanche begins, I will say once and for all, I don't mind the notch at all.
Might as well. It can also run Windows natively lol, should you be inclined to do so. I actually like the Touch Bar, too bad it didn't work out. But I'll be fine with just function keys.
 

trs96

Moderator
Joined
Jul 31, 2012
Messages
20,995
Motherboard
GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK
CPU
i5-4690K
Graphics
HD4600 / RX 570
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Joined
Oct 24, 2013
Messages
794
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z590 Vision D
CPU
i7-11700K OC @ 5.2GHz
Graphics
RX 6800 XT
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook
  3. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I didn't hear a mention anywhere of M1 Pro and Max. Apple kept that secret.
We also didn't hear about the various configurations of the M1 Pro and Max. Like where'd the 24-core GPU option come from?

don't know how PC vendors like Asus, etc. will keep up with Apple. Apple made a very good point about how performance on many of the gaming laptops drop off significantly when on battery power. Probably they'll just have to settle for being second best. Apple is gunning for Intel, AMD, and nVidia all in one package known as M1 Max.
 

CaseySJ

Moderator
Joined
Nov 11, 2018
Messages
17,240
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z490 Vision D
CPU
i5-10400
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. MacBook Air
  2. MacBook Pro
  3. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Quadra
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I didn't hear a mention anywhere of M1 Pro and Max. Apple kept that secret.

We also didn't hear about the various configurations of the M1 Pro and Max. Like where'd the 24-core GPU option come from?

don't know how PC vendors like Asus, etc. will keep up with Apple. Apple made a very good point about how performance on many of the gaming laptops drop off significantly when on battery power. Probably they'll just have to settle for being second best. Apple is gunning for Intel, AMD, and nVidia all in one package known as M1 Max.
M1 Pro and M1 Max were rumored at least as early as yesterday:
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2015
Messages
921
Motherboard
Z370 AORUS Gaming 3
CPU
i5-9600K
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. MacBook
  2. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Intel MacBook Pro's are officially dead as they are no longer seen on the Apple website.

The only Intel machines left are the mini and Mac Pro.
21.5-inch (?) and 27-inch iMac with Intel Core models are still available.

 

UtterDisbelief

Moderator
Joined
Feb 13, 2012
Messages
6,780
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z490i Aorus Ultra - OC 0.6.8
CPU
i5-10600K
Graphics
GT 1030
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. Mac mini
Classic Mac
  1. eMac
  2. iBook
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Bit late to the party all, but I'm just scanning through the UK Apple Mac on-line store ...

Actually no Intel i3 Mac Minis any more, only the i5's have survived the cull.

A bit of an oddity - I can see the 24" M1 iMacs and the 27" Intel ones, but within the 27" i7's they also list a lone 2.3GHz dual-core Intel 21.5" model too, tucked away. Perhaps they have too many left in stock because no-one wanted one?

:)
 

MacMan

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Feb 2, 2010
Messages
8,485
Motherboard
ASUS TUF Z390-PRO GAMING - 2606 - UEFI
CPU
i9-9900K
Graphics
Vega 64
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Power Mac
  2. PowerBook
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
21.5-inch (?) and 27-inch iMac with Intel Core models are still available.

I forgot to check the iMac as I would never buy.

I do own the last Intel mini and 16" MBP.
 
Top