It will definitely be interesting to see how Archicad would run natively on the new M1 Pro / Max given the reported performance increase, especially graphic power. I imagine that having high performance in Archicad and portability would benefit quite a few users. I’m keen to see what Graphisoft have planned for Apple silicon and what the real world stats would be like.
I have not seen anything from Graphisoft other than this article by Minh:
which was last updated 7 Sept 2021. There is no difference from a program perspective between an M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max (just as software that runs on the Intel i5, i7, i9, Xeon, etc processor).
That article gives no indication when a native M1 version (or Universal version) of ARCHICAD will be made available for any release. The article reports that internal test in Rosetta 2 Intel emulation mode had no severe issues with AC23, AC24, AC25 or BIMcloud 2020.3 ... with a couple of issues listed at the end of the article.
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We plan to have the new machines tested as soon as possible. Due to the chip shortage, it may take a while for us to acquire these new machines. Once we have the result, we will share the result in this article.
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So far I have good times with my M1 Pro. I'm working with Teamwork files hotlinking the STR and MEP rvts and ifcs for the purpose of clash detections. I have not really have the time to test every tools yet.
The only issue after a while was the open dialog box went very wide. But this is easily solved by following https://www.learnvirtual.com/how-to-resize-long-open-save-dialog-boxes-in-Archicad-on-mac-monterey/
I've been working on the M1 Max MBPro (32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) with AC22, 24 & 25 (depending on client) and so far no issues except that things still take a few seconds to do. I would think once Archicad is M1 native it should blow the doors off with its speed. I want no beachballs, no one or two second lags when updating the drawings on a sheet in the Layouts. With all of the computing power in the M1 architecture, I would think that zero lag would be a possibility with M1 native code.