M1 Max mit 10‑Core CPU, 32‑Core GPU und 16‑Core Neural Engine, 64 GB, 1 TB SSD
But we have only started testing and in a week I can say more. Both workstations had an iMac i9 from 2019 with 40 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD before. We won't do time measurements specifically, but will mainly work on the large, currently very sluggish projects.
This is a response from GS for what it might be worth >>>
As the Mac Studio computer is unproven in the market, and we haven't concluded our testing, it's not prudent to give a green light on recommending it.
That said, if it becomes approved by our testing and is proven in the market, below is the Mac Studio configuration that would likely be recommended for most Archicad users with one or two monitors/displays:
Processor: Apple M1 Max with 10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine (A higher number of GPU cores would likely be unwarranted for most Archicad users using one or two monitors/displays)
Memory: 32 GB (Mid-range Archicad project size (Apartment and office buildings) and detail) or 64 GB (High-range Archicad project size (High rises, hospitals, campuses) and detail)
Storage: 1 TB or higher (Though a 512 GB machine may suit some users, a storage drive of 1 TB or higher in size will allow for numerous larger applications to be installed; keeping the storage drive from becoming overly full will maintain optimal performance)
Great.. please post your results. I have a 2017 iMac/27" and it seems to have some old system level junk interfering so it's matter of wiping and a clean install.. or move on to a new computer. A new one seems like a much better idea than doing all that work 🙂 The new Studio monitor sounds pretty nice too.
I find this reply from Graphisoft very strange "As the Mac Studio computer is unproven in the market, and we haven't concluded our testing, it's not prudent to give a green light on recommending it." Apple silicon has been around for nearly 2 years and THAT is the issue. Apple are going over completely to their own chips and that is the question being asked, not which computer but when will Archicad be able to run natively on Apple silicon.
I literally can't run the latest Apple OS so I HAVE to get a new computer.
I wouldn't get a intel Mac mini because the spec is too low
I wouldn't get an intel based Mac Pro because the spec is too high (and its old tech)
All the remaining Mac products use Apple Silicon
So what choice do I have ! Its time to take Apple Silicon seriously
We now have a few days of experience with both Mac Studios (M1 Max with 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 64 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD storage). There is no noticeable performance difference compared to the iMac 24" with M1. The larger projects are exactly as sluggish as on a 2019 iMac i9 (the comparison model in our case). For example, if a projectile is changed with active transparency pause, you can easily wait 20 seconds or longer (for larger projects)! Presumably, this was to be feared, since Archicad has not managed to use multiprocessors smartly and thus only the maximum singlespeed is decisive (and this is now unfortunately comparable with the i9 from 2019). If this is not significantly better in the summer with the native version, Graphisoft probably has no real desire for Apple computers and we will probably have to write off Archicad as a bad investment! Even a sculpture of Steve Jobs at the headquarters will not help ;-(
So we can only hope that the homework will be done and at least the same speed increases will be realized as VectorWorks has done. Maybe in this case, twice as long to develop also means twice the speed increases? Fingers crossed 😉