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MacBook Pro with M3 Pro vs. M3 Max


I'm considering a new MacBook pro and trying to determine if the M3 pro or M3 max is best for my use. Given the large price difference, if I don't need the max, I'd rather save the money. I work on highly detailed single family residential and duplex projects. 


If anybody has suggestions based on their experience, please share!

ArchiCAD: AC26, Version 4024 USA Full (Apple Silicon)
Computer: 2022 Apple M1 Max, 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 64 GB memory
Karl Ottenstein

See my reply in this M3 thread:


Because of the memory bandwidth difference between the (crippled) Pro and Max, and benchmark scores, the Max is a better and longer-term solution if you can afford it.

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AC 27 USA and earlier   •   macOS Ventura 13.6.3, MacBook Pro M2 Max 12CPU/30GPU cores, 32GB

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