One of my development journals mentioned a bench test between these cpu’s. The result was that though the Pro and Max were definitely faster than the original M1, the speed would mostly be noticed in applications that took advantage of Multi-Core. “Normal” apps running on the M1, could be way faster than Intel chips, but the difference fades away between the M1 and its Pro and Max siblings.
What is your experience with PanX’s speed on an M1 machine vs Intel?
I hear the M2 is being held up because I haven’t bought an M1 machine yet. They are waiting; “Paul hasn’t bought the M1, we can’t come out with the M2 until he has owned an M1 longer than any 30 day return policy.” You know, they waited until I bought a LaserWriter with that PostScript Fax card technology before they dropped it six weeks later. It was a great idea - why send a low-res rendition when you can just send the postscript code (printer-to-printer fax) and render it at the resolution of the receiving printer. I recall that Xerox was on board but maybe not HP - and they have something to do with printers.
So I’m sorry for holding up the release of an M2 machine. Maybe a “GoFundMe?”