The MacBook Pro M1 Max will have a button for High Power mode
According to MacRumors’ Steve Moser, it appears that the MacBook Pro M1 Max from Apple will have a button for the mode High Power. Let’s find out all the details together.
A new button for the MacBook Pro M1 Max
Found more information on the high power power mode in the macOS RC: “Your Mac will optimize performance to better support resource-intensive tasks. This may result in louder fan noise. ” https://t.co/4q3zlbyLnf pic.twitter.com/0mKVekGa0M
– Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) October 19, 2021
MacRumors collaborator Steve Moser has discovered a new one “High Power Mode” in the recent beta version of the operating system macOS which can “optimize performance to better support resource-intensive activities” and, apparently, “spin the fan to compensate for it”. Apple has confirmed to MacRumors that the mode is legitimate.
MacRumors reports that the new function is exclusive of the 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Max. However it is possible configure even a 14-inch MacBook Pro with that chip. Apparently that will not work even with the original M1 Pro or M1 models, so these are laptops with a starting price of $ 3,099 and up.
It will be interesting to see if this High Power Mode will be able to unlock further performance. Apple had occasional problems with thethermal acceleration in the past, particularly in 2018 when a MacBook Pros Core i9 became slower than the Core i7 version, although Apple had claimed that that particular problem was due to a bug and, later, it was fixed with an update.
Apple is paying close attention to this topic these days. The biggest difference between the MacBook Air 2020 M1 and the MacBook Pro 2020 M1 it was a fan and it was a significant difference, because the extra thermal headroom meant the Pro was able to sustain peak performance for longer.
For more information about Apple’s new MacBook Pro, you can consult the company’s official website.