FCP X, LR5 running hot - Air vs. Retina Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Makamakalay, May 26, 2014.

  1. Makamakalay macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2011
    I have an Air i7 with 8GB RAM from mid-2012.

    It does not take much work in LR5 and Final Cut Pro X before the fan starts to run at full speed because of the CPU load. I am considering the new 13 "Retina later this year, but will just hear people's recommendations.

    Although it is stronger, is it just pushing the CPU 100% as well so the fan also is going to spin? Or are the stronger machine a better match and therefore it will not need to work a 100% in for instance Lightroom editing?
  2. jgiannakas macrumors member

    May 26, 2014
    I've purchased a 13 inch rmbp haswell and the fan speed never climbs over 3000 rpm when editing raw files in Lightroom, and that is only when exporting 50+ files to jpegs. Not sure how it compares to an MBA though as I've never owned one
  3. Makamakalay thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2011

    Sounds like it's the way to go.

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