Considering new Mini - advice sought (photo editing mainly)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jtcedinburgh, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. jtcedinburgh macrumors regular

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    Hey folks,

    I had a 6-core, 1TB/64GB Mac Pro 2013 for a while, which I sold. I then settled for using my 2015 13" Macbook Pro (3.1GHz i7/16GB/512GB). However, it's helluva slow for working with moderately large images in On1 Raw 2018, especially for exporting.

    Does anyone know - based upon knowledge of the gen 8 CPUs, etc. - whether the hexacore i7 in the Mini will be a significant improvement over the dual core i7 in my laptop, and whether it might approach or even improve upon the performance I got from that Mac Pro?

    I wouldn't hesitate on the Mini if it were a touch cheaper, but specced out similar to my old Mac Pro (which admittedly I bought used) it's about evens - excluding the RAM, which I'd buy third-party.

    Disclaimer: I'd hoped to be buying a new iMac 5K today, but I'm not sure I want to up my budget to get a comparable 5K based on the older CPU tech....
     
  2. jtcedinburgh thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. pl1984 macrumors 68020

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    What did you buy?
     
  4. jtcedinburgh thread starter macrumors regular

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    Don't judge, but I had a moment of craziness and bagged a refurb iMac Pro (base spec - 8 core/32/1TB). It worked out not that much more than a fully tricked out (non-refurb as there are none available) iMac 5K. Should arrive tomorrow!
     

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