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The $ 3,000 MacBook Pro stacked up on the $ 15,000 Mac Pro. New ProRes Processing Test Unlocks the Potential of the M1 Max

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Tests on the new MacBook Pro with the M1 Max SoC initially showed that Apple was once again delivering an incredibly powerful platform. New tests seem to be revealing its maximum potential.

The authors of the test compared the MacBook Pro on the M1 Max with the huge desktop Mac Pro of the current generation, and in the top configuration with a 28-core Intel Xeon processor, and then also added an expensive Afterburner accelerator.

The $ 3,000 MacBook Pro stacked up on the $ 15,000 Mac Pro.  New ProRes Processing Test Unlocks the Potential of the M1 Max

As you can see, the laptop effortlessly dealt with both one and the second version of the Mac Pro. Moreover, in the first case, the difference in performance was threefold, and in the second, twofold.

At the same time, the MacBook Pro with M1 Max starts at $ 2,900 in the case of a 14-inch version with a 24-core GPU, or from $ 3,100 for a full-fledged 32-core GPU. A Mac Pro with a top-end CPU will set you back at least $ 13,000, and the Afterburner card will push the price up to $ 15,000. The difference in power consumption will also be colossal.

Apparently, the advantage of the M1 Max is due to the fact that this platform has two hardware acceleration units for ProRes processing at once, whereas in Afterburner there is only one such unit, and, possibly, of an older generation.

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Vulnerability in Dark Souls 3 allows attackers to take over any computer

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According to Dexerto and The Verge, a hacker discovered a security vulnerability in Windows that was opened using the game Dark Souls 3. It allows attackers to remotely take over and control a computer.

Famous streamers such as The_Grim_Sleeper have heard about the problem personally. In the case of The_Grim_Sleeper, the hacker fired up Microsoft PowerShell and ran a text-to-speech script, criticizing the streamer for his game.

Vulnerability in Dark Souls 3 allows attackers to take over any computer

At the same time, this hacker did not have malicious intent, he only showed a vulnerability and warned FromSoftware developers about the vulnerability that Dark Souls 3 has. FromSoftware studio and publisher Bandai Namco reacted to the discovered exploit. They have temporarily disabled PvP servers for Dark Souls 3 and its predecessors while the security team investigates the vulnerabilities.

It is not yet known when the servers will be back online, but FromSoftware and Bandai have made it clear that they will not restore service until they are reasonably confident that players are safe. Other hackers could use the vulnerability to steal sensitive information and do other harm.

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A smartphone-sized computer powered by a state-of-the-art 10nm Intel processor and only $255. Morefine M6 introduced

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Morefine has launched a fundraiser for the M6 ​​Mini PC on Indiegogo. This is the case when the device can really be called a pocket or handheld computer without any reservations.

The dimensions of the device are only 155 x 80 x 19 mm, that is, in terms of dimensions, the novelty is comparable to modern smartphones. At the same time, it weighs 195 g, which is also comparable.

A smartphone-sized computer powered by a state-of-the-art 10nm Intel processor and only $255.  Morefine M6 introduced

A smartphone-sized computer powered by a state-of-the-art 10nm Intel processor and only $255.  Morefine M6 introduced

Such a compact size was achieved, among other things, thanks to the use of the Celeron N5105 processor. This is a modern 10nm Jasper Lake generation quad-core CPU with a frequency of up to 2.9GHz and a TDP of up to 10W. True, due to the size of the case, even such a CPU had to be equipped with active cooling, but the manufacturer says that it has achieved a balance between noise and performance.

As for the rest of the specifications, Morefine M6 offers 8 or 16 GB of RAM, SSD from 256 GB to 1 TB, Wi-Fi 6 and not the worst set of ports, including USB 3.1 (x3), RJ45, HDMI 2.0, USB-C and headphone jack. The baby is powered by another USB-C, and any charger with a power of 10 W or more is sufficient.

It is also worth noting that the information USB-C supports DisplayPort, that is, two monitors can be connected to a PC. Another important point is that inside there is room for two SSDs at once: M.2 2280 and M.2 2242.

As part of the crowdfunding campaign, the mini PC can be purchased for $255 in the base configuration. For older versions, they ask for 300 or 360 dollars. The company promises to start deliveries in March.

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The new Mac Pro will complete the transition to Apple Silicon this year, but will not receive the Apple M2

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An insider known as DylanDKT, who in the past accurately predicted the release of the iPad Pro based on the Apple M1 single-chip system, shared information about the next generation of Mac Pro.

Apple will reportedly complete the transition to its Apple Silicon lineup by Q4 2022 with the launch of the new Mac Pro. It is reported that the new Mac Pro will use a single-chip system that will be more productive than the Apple M1 Max (on which the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros are built). But it will not be Apple M2, which will be released later. Mac Pro will receive a new version of the Apple M1, which will have more cores than the Apple M1 Max.

The new Mac Pro will complete the transition to Apple Silicon this year, but will not receive the Apple M2

DylanDKT revealed in a follow-up tweet that there may also be one additional configuration of a larger iMac with a higher-end single-chip system. It’s worth noting that back in August last year, it was reported that Apple would meet its two-year timetable for moving to Apple Silicon with the release of the updated Mac Pro.

Apple began the transition to Apple Silicon in November 2020. The company first updated models such as the Mac mini, MacBook Air, and 13-inch MacBook Pro, and then migrated the 24-inch iMac and 2021 MacBook Pro models.

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