I received my new M1 MacBook Pro yesterday and have been playing around with it. I decided to do a Boxshot render test to see how fast it worked. I got the same model etc and rendered it in Boxshot on my M1 MacBook Pro with 16GB Ram and also my iMac Pro 10 core. The iMac completed the render in 5 minutes and 35 seconds and at that stage the M1 was still not even at 2% done. I left the M1 run for 45 minutes and at that stage it was still only at 9% done so I just cancelled the render. Now I only say this as a heads up in case you don't have access to an Apple Silicon mac yet. Obviously Boxshot was running in Rosetta 2 emulation mode so there would be a penalty hit for that but some benchmarks I am seeing are having apps running in Rosetta 2 give great performance. So your render engine obviously uses some part of the Intel Chips that suffers greatly in emulation. I have heard that floating point and CPU vector instruction intensive work falls in that category but am unaware if that is relevant to Boxshot. Anyway all is good. I didn't buy the M1 MacBook Pro for renders it's just for light out of office work but thought I would let you know what I experienced and to let you know when you do start work on Apple Silicon compatibility I am happy to beta test for you.
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