Apple’s 16-Inch MacBook Pro With M1 Max Will Have A High Power Mode

Apple’s upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro will feature a new High Power Mode when paired with the new M1 Max chip, according to a new report.

While a Low Power Mode already helps devices save power when they need to, this new feature will allow systems to run at full tilt when dealing with high performance workloads.

According to a new report by MacRumors, references to a new High Power Mode have been found in the latest macOS Monterey beta, suggesting that it will be a feature ready for when the new machines arrive.

Apple has since confirmed the feature’s existence.

MacRumors contributor Steve Moser discovered references to High Power Mode in the macOS Monterey beta, and we’ve now confirmed with Apple that this feature will indeed be included on the highest-end configurations of the new machine.

The new feature will display text that warns users to expect more fan noise as a result of High Power Mode — “Your Mac will optimize performance to better support resource-intensive tasks. This may result in louder fan noise.”

The feature will no doubt be beneficial to those who deal with particularly demanding workflows such as video encoding and building apps via Xcode. Apple’s new machines go on sale early next week and feature a new 120Hz ProMotion display among other big improvements.

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