I currently have a 2018 MacBook Pro (i9, 32GB RAM) running Monterey. My wife recently suggested that I might want to upgrade to a new M1 MacBook Pro since they have significantly higher benchmark figures, but I am not sure how much the multi-core benchmark figures really apply to image processing.
When I bought the MBP I purposefully bought a model with high specs, thinking that it would dissuade me from wanting to upgrade quickly, and that has pretty much worked out. But I am curious about how much the multi-core benchmark figures actually translate into higher processing speeds with software like PL5.
When I process raw images with PL5 it generally takes a little less than 4 seconds to generate jpgs, with my latest test processing 27 raw images in 100 seconds. My MBP multi-core benchmark figure is about 4700 (and is currently set to process 5 images simultaneously) with the new M1 MBP multi-core benchmark figure being about 12,200, or about 2.5 times higher. Should I really expect images to process in about 40% of the time on an M1 machine? Or do the benchmark figures not really directly relate to images processing times? And do the main chip multi-core figures relate to the processing speeds? Or is that more the speed of the graphics card chips?
I am just curious.