Macrumors have also received internal documents from Apple, according to which the function can simply be activated in the system settings. The use of the technology is limited to the 16-inch model of the new MacBook Pro with the M1 Max CPU. The high power mode is therefore probably not available to the smaller devices.
A so-called “High Power Mode” was discovered in macOS Monterey, which functions as the counterpart to the “Low Power Mode” and is exclusively reserved for the MacBook Pro with 16.2 inches and M1 Max.
MacBook Pro with M1 Max
Apple only confirmed High Power Mode being available on 16-inch MacBook Pro models with an M1 Max chip, so we presume the feature is not available on any 14-inch MacBook Pro models or any models configured with the M1 Pro chip.
There are two configurations of the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Max chip available, including one with a 10-core CPU and a 24-core GPU and another with a 10-core CPU and a 32-core GPU. Pricing starts at $3,099 for this level of performance. The new MacBook Pro models will begin arriving at customers on Tuesday, October 26.
We learned more information about Apple MacBook Pro high Power Mode for M1Max from this Twitter link below.
MacOS Monterey is set to be released to the public on Monday, October 25, and the M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pro models will begin arriving in customers the next day, so we won’t have long to wait to find out if there’s a hidden High Power mode.
This new setting is the opposite of Low Power Mode, which aims to decrease system performance to prolong battery life. The new mode will only be available on the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Max chip, not the 14-inch model or models with the M1 Pro.
Apple had on Monday launched the new line-up of its laptops with new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, which as per Cupertino can help in enhancing the performance with much faster GPU performance and nearly six times the memory bandwidth as compared to the M1 chip that had been announced last year. The laptops are up for sale, and the actual performance of the new laptops will be seen in the coming weeks.