Processor: Auto, CPU, or GPU? Which is the fastest?

I run Topaz products on a Mac, on an M2 Max chip. There is the option to have it use Auto, which is on by default, selecting the CPU, or the M2 Max chip. Obviously the main selling point of this mac was the M2 chip, but I’m curious if there are any processes that the CPU does better? In other words, would it be faster to leave it on Auto, if it would “use the faster option for the current process”, or force it to use the M2 Max for everything? Thank you!

Hi @henryleven, generally the GPU will be faster than the CPU – you can leave things on Auto but it should choose your M2 Max chip to process images the fastest, no need to change it to your CPU :slight_smile: