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Keith MoreauRe: Contemplating a switch from Mac to PC?
by on Dec 3, 2011 at 6:25:08 am

Tom,

Thanks for the honest reply.

I am so entrenched in Apple stuff that it would be hard for me to switch. At the same time, if Apple doesn't come out with a new Mac Pro soon (I hear it will be after the next 'Xeons' are available from Intel), I may have no choice but to switch, at least for Video editing, to Windows / PC. I have heard a lot about the 'bad hyper threading' on the Mac vs Windows. Maybe you could point me to a reputable source for this info, as mostly I've seen it on Premiere Pro related forums from PPro PC users but not a lot to back it up in the Mac / PC general development community. (I have a software development background as well.) Not that I don't believe it, but I would like to see some proof of it, and not just that it might be hard for Adobe to make Premiere perform on the Mac as well because of their common code base. And even if it is not Apple, but Adobe, that doesn't really matter, because if the software is faster on a Windows machine, that's the way it is.

I have even thought about using VMWare Fusion on a Windows PC to run Lion and the Apple stuff I need, but when I need IRON I use the Windows PC, a total role reversal from what I do now. (Fusion to run necessary Windows Apps.)

And since you're on the same Mac as me, if you get anything modern, I would suspect you'll get way more than 30% boost, maybe more like 500%. Probably after NAB there will be better Multi-processing Intels out so you'll get even more of a boost. It's very, very tempting. By that time if Apple doesn't have a new Mac Pro, I'm there with you.


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