imac 5k

  1. macduke

    My iMac 5K Pro (space gray skinned 2019)

    EDIT: Added more photos a few posts down. I installed a space gray iMac Pro skin wrap on my 2019 iMac 5K. So not only does it have a faster i9 CPU than the base model iMac Pro, but it also looks the part! I'm calling it the iMac 5K Pro. I don't think I've seen anyone else post this here, so...
  2. The Clark

    2017 5k iMac Impressions

    After years of lusting over the 5k iMac, I decided to pick one up and share my thoughts with you all. Before we begin, allow me to cover some of the basics.. Owned for: 2 days CPU: Quad Core i5 with 3.4 base clock (3.8 turbo) Ram: 8GB DDR4 2400 (ordered an additional 16gb from OWC) GPU: Radeon™...
  3. J

    Benefits of Separating OS/Applications drive from Media drive

    I’m looking to purchase a new iMac 2017 5K with 1tb of ssd for 4K video editing. Because the source files of the projects I will be working on will be below 500gb for any given project, I would like to utilize the fast internal nvme as an active media drive AND OS/Application drive (I will...
  4. writevli

    Advice needed for Creative Agency: iMac Pro or iMac 5K?

    At the moment I have an iMac 27” Late 2013 - it’s pretty dead. We handle a lot of video data and post-production. I’m (re-)launching my agency and am investing in new gear (urgently needed). The minimal requirement is at least 1 iMac. It’s even better with 2 iMacs and several MacBooks...
  5. Richard Becker

    Splitting Fusion Drive for Production Machine

    Hi, all: My new iMac 5K is coming in the mails over the next week, and I've had a thought on the Fusion Drive. I will use this machine for theatrical projection design, which needs very high file read speeds to look good. I got the 2TB fusion drive, so there should be a 128GB SSD that would...
  6. L

    What's Faster for FCPx? Top End iMac 5K + eGPU or iMac Pro

    Thinking about my next iMac purchase, and wondering if anyone has any input on this. I was pretty sold on the top end iMac Pro when I heard the specs, but based on the benchmarks so far, it seems the Pro models don't scale well according to the cores and price. Since the top end i7 does a good...
  7. T

    iMac 5k with Lightroom Classic CC: performance?

    Hi everyone, I'm about to buy a new 2017 iMac 27" 5k from Apple directly with following spec: 4,2 GHz Quad‑Core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4,5 GHz) 40 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 (ordering 8 GB from Apple and upgrading 32 GB more myself) 1 TB SSD Radeon Pro 580 8 GB My main interest: photo editing...
  8. Guillaume.F

    Full Spec 21,5 VS Base Model 27

    Hi everyone! This question has probably been asked before but I can't seem to be able to make a decision. To make a short story, I am saying goodbye to my old asus 15" laptop who is now old and outdated in terms of screen and specs. After thinking of going for another laptop, I have finally...
  9. B

    Want that iPhone X? You may want to take a second thought...

    So I'm tempted to burn that hole and stump up for the X, until I saw this monstrosity... https://www.slashgear.com/this-diy-iphone-x-mini-is-bonkers-13499677/ Sure, it ain't aesthetically pleasing. But think about it, the Retina MacBook got passed from the 15" to 13", as well as the iMac...
  10. lcuti

    iMac 2017 5k recording with internal microphone

    Quick question. I was playing a song while recording a screencast on my iMac using the internal microphone. I can hear my voice loud and clear, but the music playing on my computer gets distorted. Have anyone try to do the same thing? If so, what are the results?
  11. MrXiro

    Entry level Mac Pro Quad-Core or spec'd up New 5K iMac?

    I currently have the entry level cylinder 4-core Mac Pro; w/ 16gb RAM (up from the stock 12gb) with a dual 1080p monitor set up. I do a bit of video editing as it's my side job and I also produce short films hoping to break in as a film maker. Currently I only edit video in 1080p but I do want...
  12. M

    Getting stuck with a cursor on a black screen

    Hey guys, Ever since the jump to Sierra on a few of our Macs (Mac Pro Late 2013 and iMacs Late 2013, 5K 2015) that sporadically they will while you are in the middle of working go black with the cursor still showing. I have found that if I use Remote Desktop and send a Wake command to the...
  13. S

    Imac 5k with 1tb FUSION DRIVE 24Gb Speed Test

    I've been surprised with the lastest speed test done on my IMAC 5k late 2015 1Tb Fusion Drive (24gb) done a Blackmagic (version 3.0). I used to get around 350 Mb/s write and 850 Mb/read, but setting the target to icloud drive and stress of 1Gb I've got up to 1550 Mb/read and 330 Mb/write. Does...
  14. notmetoday

    iMac 27" 5k doesn't sleep (fan stays on)

    So whenever I tell it to go to sleep the screen will fade to black, and everything seems to stop, like music, videos etc, but I can feel the fan running (nearly silent, but warm air does keep coming out, all the time). Figured it might be Power nap, turned it off, but didn't seem to make a...
  15. 1

    iMac 5K Late 2014 Dead Pixels

    Hello, Today I have noticed that some (thousands) pixels (pixels on the left and the right side) on my iMac screen are white when displaying black. I have checked that this problem occurs both in OS X and Windows, so it is not a software issue. Are those dead pixels? What do you think about it...
  16. S

    Best iMac spec for music production

    I have decided, rather than getting the new 15" MBP (due to the massive amounts of problems people seem to be having with them), I am going to pick up a 27" 5K iMac for my home recording setup. I wondered if anyone could help me spec it. Price really isn't an issue as I have actually just...
  17. A

    NO WAY!? iMac 5K Late 2015 weaker FCPX performance than MacBook Pro 15" 2013?

    Hi, So I've been testing a really heavy duty 4K project - lots of 2D and 3D titles, gaussian blur - on a Mac Pro 12 core, D700, iMac 5K late 2015 395X max out + flash and my old 15" MBP 750M. Mac Pro - 17+ effects in real time iMac 5K - 4-5 effects lots of dropped frames MacBook Pro 15" Late...
  18. RipeRetina

    Boot Camp Windows 8.1 drivers

    Guys, New Imac user here. I have the imac 5k 3.2 ghz i5 2tb fusion drive 32gb ram. I installed boot camp windows 8.1 but it seems only some drivers got installed. The apple keyboard works but the mouse doesn't. I've googled the boot camp drivers but can't find the new ones for my model. Can...
  19. A

    Late 2015 iMac 5K Freezing

    Hello, I recently bought a new iMac 5K and am running into a freezing issue. Any help troubleshooting would be greatly appreciated. Here's the info I have: Late 2015 iMac 5K 27" 4 GHz Intel Core i7 24 GB RAM (4 GB x 2 factory, 8 GB x 2 OWC) AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4 GB 512 GB SSD El Capitan...
  20. C

    getting an imac5k

    I am going with 5k iMac I had macs in the past. bellow this will be my set up 4.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz 32GB 1867MHz DDR3 SDRAM - four 8GB 2TB Fusion Drive AMD Radeon R9 M395X with 4GB video memory Magic Mouse 2 Magic Keyboard (English) & User’s Guide Accessory...