Performance difference Apple m1 and Apple intel devices

Hi,

I have uninstalled the home premium version from my Mac mini and my wife’s Mac air. There wasn’t much change in the Mac air perforn

mance but a huge improvement in the Mac mini intel basedYes, I am aware this is not a home premium support site. I was wondering if others have noticed anything similar?
ian

  • Hi ,

    Thank you for reaching out to the Sophos Community. May we know what specific performance issues were you experiencing? Does it slows down the device or something else? Can you also confirm the macOS versions running on these machines?

    I look forward to your reply.

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  • Hi Gladys,

    both machines are running MacOS 12.5.

    On the MAC Air the only improvement was the reduced use of swap space as far as I can tell.

    The Mac mini is a 2018 3.2ghz 6 core I7 with 32gb of ram. Observed issues

    1/. very slow startup, both boot, then access the logon screen, then completing the logon process enabling the user to start accessing applications

    2/ very slow application access, unreasonably slow.

    3/. failed to identify spam emails.

    Ian

    XG115W - v19.0.1 mr-1 - Home

    1225v5 6gb ram, SSID, 4 NICs 20w - v19 EAP - on holiday.

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  • More issues

    1/. takes a long time to shutdown

    2/. does not automatically restart after power failure.

    ian

    XG115W - v19.0.1 mr-1 - Home

    1225v5 6gb ram, SSID, 4 NICs 20w - v19 EAP - on holiday.

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  • Hmmm... I've had Intel issues with various versions of Intercept X causing super-slow reboot and to-desktop times after an OS update, along with really slow install of the OS update. You pretty much had to disable Intercept X for the update process. Seems to have been fixed, though. (Two Intel-based MacBook Pro's: last generation and generation prior to that.)

    But it was addressed a while back and seems to have been behaving the last several months. Did you by chance note the version of Intercept X that was running on the Mini? Is it possible that it was somehow not receiving updates and was running on one of the older versions of Intercept X?

  • I would hope it was running the latest version because I had to perform a SIP (uninstall using boot interrupt) removal while repairing a failed system. I installed a fresh version.

    The issue is also noticeable on my w10 PC (photo scanning), but that is not a performance machine so boot times etc are not important.

    Ian

    XG115W - v19.0.1 mr-1 - Home

    1225v5 6gb ram, SSID, 4 NICs 20w - v19 EAP - on holiday.

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