Enable High Power Mode on M1 Max MacBook For a Major Performance Boost

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Apple's new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips are very powerful not only in the CGPU department but also offer enhanced graphics capabilities. If you bought the new MacBook Pro model with the latest chips, you might have already witnessed the performance gains over previous-gen models. However, if you think you need more power, you can always enable High Power Mode on the new MacBook Pro models with the M1 Max chip. Scroll down to read more details on the subject.

How to Easily Enable High Power Mode on Your New 16-Inch MacBook Pro With an M1 Max Chip to Boost Performance

One thing that you should note is that the High Power Mode is only available on the 16-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 Max chip. if you enable the new High Power Mode on your new MacBook Pro, you will see a jump in performance. However, the mode is meant to be enabled for tasks that require intensive graphics performance, for instance, color grading 8K ProRes footage, according to Apple.

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Other than this the new mode is part of macOS Monterey and should be used by users when required. If you enable it, for now, particular reason, you will not see the change in performance. Also, it will take a hit on the battery life, so you have to choose wisely when you want to enable it. To be precise, the new mode is the opposite of the Low Power Mode which you can enable to save battery life. If you are not familiar, this is what you have to do to enable High Power Mode on your new M1 Max MacBook Pro.

1. The first thing that you have to do is click on the Apple symbol situated in the menu bar and then select System Preferences.

2. In the preferences panel, simply click on the Battery icon.

3. From the sidebar, select the Power Adapter option.

How to Enable High Power Mode on M1 Max MacBook Pro

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4. Finally, click the High Power mode selection box where it says "Energy Mode."

This is all that you have to do to enable High Power Mode on your new MacBook Pro with an M1 Max chip. If you are not sure, you can check if the High Power Mode is on from the battery option in the menu bar. Simply click on the option to check the battery status and you will see if High Power Mode is on.

How to Enable High Power Mode on M1 Max MacBook Pro

We will remind you again that this mode will take a hit on your battery life as it uses more power to push the performance beyond standard use. When you are done with graphics-intensive tasks, remind yourself to turn the mode off. You will also notice that the fans speed up as the machine gets hotter.

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