After Effects CS4 on Imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by pacificmac, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. pacificmac macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm curious as to how AE CS4 performs on the imac gt130? I'm a beginner in AE but trying to improve my skills. I've been doing a lot of research here at MacRumors and have found helpful advice in regards to learning more about the graphics card in the iMAC. I placed my order on Sunday for 2.93ghz ATI RADEON 4850 but expect the shipping to be until April 20-24 (long wait!:eek:). I've read that the ATI may be the mobility version and if that's the case there should be minimal difference with the Nvidia GT130 ($50?).
    I would get the Mac Pro but is way above my budget and would like to stay below the $2000 mark. I had considered the previous gen. refurbished top of the line iMAC 8800gs (read it was close to gt130) , but since is only expandable to 4gigs that's not a good choice for the future. I appreciate your advice in regards to what's the best option for me, thanks.

    ps.-I came across the system requirements for AE CS4 and it needs multicore processor..should I be concerned with the imac 2.93ghz Intel Core 2 Duo?


    * Mac OS X v10.4.11–10.5.4
    * 2GB of RAM
    http://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects/systemreqs/
     
  2. roski11 macrumors regular

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    I have AE cs3 and photoshop cs4 and they both work fine. I'm running a 2.8 ghz with the 4600 chip on it.
     

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