New iMac running Logic Pro/Albion

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Granados1, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello - long time reader, first time poster.

    Apologies in advance if this has already been covered elsewhere.

    Firstly I will happily admit I'm not the best with hardware requirements etc, so your collective knowledge and help would be appreciated!

    I'm looking at buying one of the new iMacs:

    27-inch: 2.9GHz

    2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i5
    Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    8GB (two 4GB) memory
    1TB hard drive1
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M with 512MB​

    OR

    27-inch: 3.2GHz

    3.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i5
    Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    8GB (two 4GB) memory
    1TB hard drive1
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX with 1GB​


    The main purpose for doing so is to write music and run Logic Pro and Albion (a sample library if you aren't familiar with this). Running details as follows:

    Logic Pro:

    Minimum System Requirements

    2GB of RAM (4GB recommended).
    Display with 1280-by-768 resolution or higher.

    OS X v10.6.8 or later.
    Minimum 6GB of disk space. (19GB of optional content available via in-app download).


    Albion:

    Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)​


    So, my question is, and I'm sure it's blindingly obvious to all you knowledgeable people out there, would either of these iMacs run it fine with no problems? I'm also assuming I probably wouldn't need the Fusion drive either.

    Do let me know if you need any more information.

    Many, many thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    rkaufmann87

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    Location:
    Folsom, CA
    #2
    Both machines exceed the system requirements of both apps, therefore they would both run these apps just fine. However I would recommend getting the Fusion Drive as it will significantly improve performance on startup, application startup and file startup.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. macrumors newbie

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    Jan 22, 2013
    #4
    Logic benchmarks...

    http://www.gearslutz.com/board/music-computers/371545-logic-pro-multicore-benchmarktest.html

    I7 or mac pro is the way to go for logic
     

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