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Apple Users - 24-Core GPU vs. 32-Core GPU

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What do you recommend?

ArchiCAD: AC26, Version 4024 USA Full (Apple Silicon)
Computer: 2022 Apple M1 Max, 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 64 GB memory
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Laszlo Nagy
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I suppose you are referring to the two types of M1 Max chips - the one with the 24-core GPU and the other with the 32-core GPU.

Checking the prices, the Mac Studio with the 32-core GPU costs $200 more than the one with the 24-core GPU ($2200 vs. $2000), and you probably get about 33% more graphics performance. So, if graphics performance is important to you (3D navigation in complex or high-polygon count models, real-time rendering engines) then I would say the 32-core GPU model is 10% more expensive, but offers 33% more graphics performance so I would go with that one.

Loving Archicad since 1995 - Find Archicad Tips at x.com/laszlonagy
AMD Ryzen9 5900X CPU, 64 GB RAM 3600 MHz, Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB, 500 GB NVMe SSD
2x28" (2560x1440), Windows 10 PRO ENG, Ac20-Ac27

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Laszlo Nagy
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I suppose you are referring to the two types of M1 Max chips - the one with the 24-core GPU and the other with the 32-core GPU.

Checking the prices, the Mac Studio with the 32-core GPU costs $200 more than the one with the 24-core GPU ($2200 vs. $2000), and you probably get about 33% more graphics performance. So, if graphics performance is important to you (3D navigation in complex or high-polygon count models, real-time rendering engines) then I would say the 32-core GPU model is 10% more expensive, but offers 33% more graphics performance so I would go with that one.

Loving Archicad since 1995 - Find Archicad Tips at x.com/laszlonagy
AMD Ryzen9 5900X CPU, 64 GB RAM 3600 MHz, Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB, 500 GB NVMe SSD
2x28" (2560x1440), Windows 10 PRO ENG, Ac20-Ac27