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Vincent Strader
Smaller Imac vs Bigger Imac
on May 21, 2014 at 6:02:30 pm
Last Edited By Vincent Strader on May 21, 2014 at 6:04:39 pm

The last two on the screen. The 13 has up to 2.8GHz dual-core. The 15 has up to 2.6GHz quad core.

The 13 looks more powerful, but is the 15 still more powerful because in it's case it's a Quad, not a Dual? 4 vs 2 cores? And would that make a noticeable difference in power and speed?

Looks like there is an extra graphic card option for the 15 as well.
http://store.apple.com/us/mac/compare#

Still pondering the trash can mac. I have the budget for one. And I watched one video that said you could get the standard in the box trash can mac , the higher version, and be good to go without having to add any more power to it.

"What do you think sirs?" - Joel Hodgeson

I wont be doing 4K or big budget videos, but I also want to be able to impress clients. So many Apple Options. The chat guy didn't really give any advice. Pretty much said yes to everything I said or asked. And I'm still pondering Macbook Pro (which one), vs. Imac vs. Trash Can. I honestly think I can't go wrong, I trust Apple. I just don't want to pick wrong.

*Edit*

I'm coming off a different Apple and Editing program and just jumping into the i5 i7 FCPX world, which is why I posted it here. Does FCPX work notably better on one than the other?

Current system:
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 3.2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 8
L2 Cache (per processor): 12 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Bus Speed: 1.6 GHz


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John Davidson
Re: Smaller Imac vs Bigger Imac
on May 21, 2014 at 6:37:02 pm

Here's my performance ranking on best editing macs.

1. Mac pro - any flavor
2. Macbook pro 15 fully loaded and upgraded. I7. Ssd
3. Imac fully loaded - 27"i7. Ssd

Getting 2 or 3 above in less than fully loaded specs will affect performance, but probably not too badly.

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Brett Sherman
Re: Smaller Imac vs Bigger Imac
on May 22, 2014 at 11:29:09 am

Although, I think you want to go with the top of the line MacBook 15 because its the only one with the upgraded graphics card. This could make a big difference in performance. I doubt the upgraded i7 makes a huge difference. Also 32gb RAM is important.



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Jason Jenkins
Re: Smaller Imac vs Bigger Imac
on May 26, 2014 at 10:26:01 pm

[John Davidson] "1. Mac pro - any flavor
2. Macbook pro 15 fully loaded and upgraded. I7. Ssd
3. Imac fully loaded - 27"i7. Ssd"


Hi, John:

Looking at a new machine myself. Wondering why you have the MBP before the iMac. Doesn't the MBP max out at 2GB of video memory, 2.6 GHZ procs and 16 GB of memory? You can get an iMac with a 4GB video card, a 3.5 GHz proc and 32 GB of memory.

Jason Jenkins
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Jason Jenkins
Re: Smaller Imac vs Bigger Imac
on May 26, 2014 at 11:44:51 pm

Some interesting benchmarks: http://www.barefeats.com/rmbpc1.html

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John Davidson
Re: Smaller Imac vs Bigger Imac
on May 27, 2014 at 12:08:52 am

Just did this test. When the drive is totally empty it is faster. Don't know why bare feats is different. The SSD on the iMac is the same speed as the one on the air. The MBPr SSD is the same speed as the Mac Pro.



iMac SSD just ain't this fast.

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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John Davidson
Re: Smaller Imac vs Bigger Imac
on May 26, 2014 at 11:55:54 pm

[Jason Jenkins] "Doesn't the MBP max out at 2GB of video memory, 2.6 GHZ procs and 16 GB of memory? You can get an iMac with a 4GB video card, a 3.5 GHz proc and 32 GB of memory."

Yes, but other benchmarks I've discovered (I have both) are:

-SSD speeds on MBPr hit a 1Gbps. iMac speeds top at around 700Mbps
-MBPr has HDMI out, that also handles 4k. iMac doesn't.
-MBPr has Thunderbolt 2, iMac is Thunderbolt 1.

I have the rMBPr as my home office computer and the iMac at the office. The next MPBr update I'll probably rotate the iMac to the staff, get a MPBr, and match it to that amazing super wide 4k Thunderbolt 2 LG display I've been drooling over.

The iMacs are great machines, but I just think the Macbook Pro Retina brings a little more to the table.

If you can want until WWDC in a week or two, who knows what might come out?

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Jason Jenkins
Re: Smaller Imac vs Bigger Imac
on May 27, 2014 at 1:56:10 pm

[John Davidson] "that amazing super wide 4k Thunderbolt 2 LG display I've been drooling over."

Ditto!

[John Davidson] "If you can want until WWDC in a week or two, who knows what might come out?"

I didn't realize that was coming up. Definitely worth waiting for!

Jason Jenkins
Flowmotion Media
Video production... with style!

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