Comparing energy usage between M1 Mac and Intel
Added a couple more comparisons.
The pages comparing cheminformatics/compchem apps on the MacBook Pro M1max are proving very popular. Several readers have asked me to compare energy usage which is an excellent suggestion.
Based on a suggestion I purchased Nevsetpo Power Meter UK Plug Power Monitor Watts Meter Plug and I've used it to test a selection of tasks. Once plugged into a socket it monitors total energy consumption of anything device plugged in. Both machines were fully charged and the "Optimised battery charging" was switched off.
I tried a few computationally intensive tasks and details of energy consumption are here..