Apple recently revamped its MacBook Pro line with the launch of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with the new M1 Pro and M1 Max internal chips. Now the Cupertino giant has boasted that M1 Max is the most powerful chip they’ve ever built. But to deliver sustained workloads and keep that promise, Apple will introduce a new “high power mode” in macOS Monterey on these new MacBook Pro models.
High power mode in the 16-inch MacBook Pro M1 Max
First of all Point by MacRumors contributor Stever Mosser, the source code for The latest beta of macOS Monterey includes references to high power mode. The report states that functionality will be limited to the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Max chip. It will not be available on older M1 or M1 Pro MacBook Pro variants. The 14-inch MacBook Pro M1 Max is unlikely to have this setting.
Well, this is no longer a rumor since Apple has confirmed the existence of such a setting in the high-end configurations of the new MacBook Pro. Now you must be wondering: what will high power mode help achieve in M1 Max MacBook Pro models?
Well, according to a screenshot of the macOS code shared by Mosser on Twitter, enabling high power mode will be “Optimize performance to better support resource-intensive tasks.” “ Additionally, it will run the dual fan cooling system in newer MacBook Pro models to deliver sustained performance during heavy workloads such as rendering ProRes sequences or exporting 3D objects.
More information on High Power Power Mode in macOS RC: “Your Mac will optimize performance to better support resource-intensive tasks. This may result in louder fan noise. https://t.co/4q3zlbyLnf pic.twitter.com/0mKVekGa0M
-Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) October 19, 2021
Now, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with a notch and the new M1 series processors will start shipping from October 26 next week. And the macOS Monterey update is expected to start rolling out a day earlier on October 25. So, once we get our hands on the latest MacBook Pro M1 Max, it will be interesting to test the difference high power mode makes in overall performance.