Max Tech, a video blogger who focuses on Apple products, decided to put the 2020 M1 Mac mini to the test against a 2019 Mac Pro. When considering the Mac Pro’s $15,000 price versus the $899 Mac mini, the outcomes are staggering.
The Mac mini outperformed the Mac Pro on most tests, but it stayed standing in real-world comparisons. In fact, the Mac Mini outscores the Mac Pro when compiling Xcode projects. Also, it is faster at 10-bit Canon R5 video stabilization. When viewing and processing Canon R5 10-bit video footage, the M1 Mac mini destroys the Mac Pro.
Despite having to execute the application through Rosetta, Lightroom Classic is more responsive than Lightroom for me. Despite having higher memory requirements, the Mac Pro outperforms the M1 mini in many Final Cut Pro operations. In the end, Max Tech says, “For most video editors, the M1 is just fine in Lightroom.”