I have it hooked up to two Monitors (both at 2560x1440), an Audio/Midi Interface (Firewire 400 attached with Firewire 400 to 800 cable to a TB adapter)
I have an 1G Apogee Duet audio interface which is FW400. You say you are now running FW400 to FW800 to TB (via cable/adapter). While recording how is the latency on Mics and guitars? Was wondering if the additional links in the audio input chain made latency noticeably worse?
Same with me like Michaeljik: Probably a maxed out iMac would be more than enough for me but the price gap to the "beast" is not that big and I have so many different applications (photography, audio/midi, high end music, office, gaming, etc.) that the nMP which arrives hopefully tomorrow is great and sufficient for years.
And it simply is "geil" as we say in Germany
The I7 4930k and the E5 1650V2 in the 6core nMP are basically the same processor and reach the same Cinebench15 score, the only(big) difference is that the 4930k can be easily overclocked to outperform the 6core nMP and match the performance of a new 8core
If they are basically the same and the only big difference is that the i7-4930K can be over clocked then you are saying that the i7-4930K supports ECC memory?
You can't beat the 4930k performance for that priceI'm aware of the performance of the 4930k; it was (or still might be) my upgrade to my current Windows box. Your render nodes sound like a really smart solution for 3D in general.
Snouter, I'm very curious to know more about your experience in C4D with the 6 core model you've described in your post. I use the same Adobe programs as well as Modo.
I've seen the D500 Cinebench OpenGl scores, but I'm wondering about the stability of C4D on your new machine compared to your 4930k rig.
Were you able to jump into current projects, normal scenes, without issue?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
I'm just giving my opinion and take on things. No holy war here, I'm ok with Windows, MacOS and Linux. Spreadsheet nonsense aside, I like my nMP. I'd buy it again. It's about what I thought it would be. It looks great. The build quality is first rate - the video card boards must be the thickest things I've ever seen in a computer. I wanted a Mac I could push and I have that.