2013 iMac GPU for video editing

Discussion in 'iMac' started by snapdragonx, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. snapdragonx macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2012
    Hi all,

    I realise the 775M vs 780M question has been asked a lot, and I've done plenty of research. I understand the in benchmarks, the 780M performs a lot better than the 775M.

    But my question is this. I'm buying the iMac primarily for video editing, so would the 780M really make much difference when it comes to rendering etc?

    Any info appreciated :)
  2. comatory macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2012
  3. Perilla macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2014
    For certain programs, absolutely. For instance, Blackmagic's Davinci Resolve relies heavily on VRAM and I believe the requirement on the lite (free) version is 1GB VRAM.

    On most other NLEs, I never found myself even getting close to filling up my VRAM (monitoring with istat menus).

    That extra 2GB could mean a lot in a few years, especially as NLEs are looking to take more advantage of GPUs as CPUs have pretty much stalled out.
  4. snapdragonx thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2012
    Thanks for that, appreciate the feedback.

    I just went ahead and made the order. I decided to go with the 780M, and the i7 and 256GB SSD.


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