Best for 4k video editing and Civ VI?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nph, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005

    I am looking at a decent set up to replace my aging iMac 2011. Even with SSD it can't even keep up with showing 4k movies. Have a 2013 MBA trough work,

    Hence I am looking at these two option (So far at least):
    1) 2015 MBP w or without discreet graphic card since I get an i7 processor so advice needed on this as well.
    2) iMac 21k made out with SSD, i7 and 16M RAM.
    3) potentially default iMac 5k 27" but I really fel it is too big and take up my whole desk.

    Appreciate any insight since I have heard both that i7 is the most important for 4k editing/rendering while some say it is all about the graphic card.

  2. JamesPDX Suspended


    Aug 26, 2014
    The thinness will cause the iMac to heat up and throttle your CPU/GPU. Wait for a nMP or get one now and max-out the spec as your budget will allow. Look in the forums for the best 4k or 5k monitor to suit your budget as well. I hope this is useful to you. LMK.
  3. Fitch80 macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2016
    No point in buying a MBP to watch 4K video since screen isn't 4K. Yoy'll need either a 21/27" iMac or a 4K screen to go with the MBP. I have the base model 2014 27" iMac and it doesn't even break a sweat with 4K.
  4. nph thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    How is that configured and what processor/GPU does it have?

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