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Hardware Mac Studio M1 Max


I'm thinking of getting a Mac Studio M1 Max to work on Archicad 25. 
My workload is housing and residential buildings.

Do you think that the 24 cores of the GPU is enough or is it better to opt for the 32 cores of the GPU?

Do you think 32GB of RAM is enough or is 64GB better?

Will the price difference be worth the upgrade?



I generally always go for the best I can get at the time to allow for future versions of Archicad as Mac hardware tends to last for many years.

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - Archicad 27UKI Apple Silicon 27.2.1
macOS Sonoma (14.5)

See this similar thread... and the post from @Rick Thompson with advice from GS.

Apple iMac Intel i9 / macOS Sonoma / AC27UKI (most recent builds.. if they work)

Hello @RCA,


Archicad 25 is not optimised for Apple M1 yet. Perhaps Archicad 26 ?

Christophe - FRANCE
Archicad Designer and Teacher
Archicad 15 to 27 FRA FULL

OS 11.6 Big Sur - MacBook Pro 2017 - 16Go RAM
"Quality is never an accident ; it's always the result of an intelligent effort" John Ruskin

Good afternoon,
Thinking about changing machines, do you think I'm better served with Mac M1 Max or Win with Intel i9 12xx and graphics 3070 to work in Archicad 25 (with future update to M1) and later Twinmotion.
In short, for better performance, Win or Mac?