Apple’s MacBook Pros have proven themselves over the years to be high-performing computers, but given their compact nature, it limits the choice of hardware that can be used as well as thermal issues that would allow a fully kitted out desktop to perform a lot better (and sometimes with a cheaper price tag).
However, according to 9to5Mac, they have discovered that in the latest macOS Monterey beta, there is a reference to a “High Power Mode” for MacBooks that would allow it to perform at maximum capacity. This feature was originally spotted in January 2020 called “Pro Mode”, but it has not made an appearance since, at least until now where “High Power Mode” sounds like the same thing but with a different name.
At the moment, Apple’s MacBooks already have a “Low Power Mode” that attempts to conserve battery life when the battery is running low, but this “High Power Mode” suggests that users could essentially push the performance to the limits regardless of battery life. In a way, it would be like users overclocking their computers on demand.
It is unclear when Apple will introduce the feature, if at all, especially since the Pro Mode feature spotted last year has yet to be officially launched. In any case, maybe we’ll learn more about it in October where Apple is rumored to announce new MacBook Pros, so maybe this “High Power Mode” could be an exclusive software feature that would try to appeal to professionals who need the extra horsepower.