Video: 8 GB vs. 16 GB RAM in the M1 Mac – How does the performance differ?

At first glance, the RAM equipment of the new M1 Macs appears to be relatively meager, because the basic version is always only 8 GB – and you cannot currently order more than 16 GB. A frequently asked question in discussions was therefore how the performance differs. Before we take a look at the benchmark results, however, an important preliminary remark: In everyday use, it is almost entirely irrelevant whether 8 or 16 GB. Even with more intensive work, there are no noticeable, only measurable slowdowns. Significant differences can only be found in complex projects. For the MacBook Air in particular, however, hardly anyone buys an ultrabook for intensive video editing.