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Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max: "Efficient" for mining cryptocurrencies, but ...

Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max: “Efficient” for mining cryptocurrencies, but …

New chips M1 Pro and M1 Max Apple They promise impressive performance and, above all, a particularly low consumption profile. It is here in the minds of the most curious and attentive users The question arose immediately: “But can they use cryptocurrencies to mine?”

Features of Apple’s new SoCs promise to be used for this purpose. YouTube tried to answer the questions UFT technology Tested using the MacBook Pro 16 equipped with the M1 Pro. The video explains how to use one of the binary already compiled for mining on the M1, and then shows the mining capabilities on the Ethereum network.

Tests conducted by Youtuber showed it The M1 Pro can express mining capacity of 5 MHz per second With just 17 W consumption, this is significantly less than possible on an x86 engine with the same characteristics.

UFD Tech’s findings are consistent with experiments conducted by a user on Reddit. Mining capacity of more than 10 megahs per second With M1 Max chip with 64GB RAM. “Not fast, but efficient,” a user commented on Reddit.

This is more “educational” than practical testing, as using the latest generation MacBook Pro for Ethereum mining is not economically viable. , Which will allow Discount the cost of buying a laptop in about 17 years.

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