Final cut mac mini i5 vs i7

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by bitpanic, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. bitpanic macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys,

    just a question I have been thinking about.... I am going to replace my old c2d mac mini with the new one that just came out and I am asking myself if the i7 will bost the perfomance of Final Cut enough to pay the extra 100€ any thoughts or ideas on this.

    bitpanic
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Depends which FCP version you are talking about and what kind of footage you are going to edit.
     
  3. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it will boost performance. Boost it $100 worth? Not likely
     
  4. Alucardx03 macrumors 6502a

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    I would recommend neither unless you absolutely cannot afford to run it on anything better.

    Final Cut X in particular will use up all the resources you can throw at it. If those resources are adequate, you'll have a good experience-- quick background rendering, quick export, etc. I was running it on my top-of-the-line 2009 MBP and it was painfully slow.

    Now, I'm running it on my new 27" iMac (2011, fully-loaded) and the program screams.
     
  5. aeaglex07 macrumors 6502

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    from Apple's Final Cut page

    http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/specs/

    Minimum
    System
    Requirements
    Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better
    2GB of RAM (4GB of RAM recommended)
    OpenCL-capable graphics card or
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later
    256MB of VRAM
    Display with 1280-by-768 resolution or higher
    Mac OS X v10.6.7 or later
    ProKit 7.0 or later
    2.4GB of disk space


    Honestly the i5 or i7 will be suitable... I would stick at least 8GB of memory in there to be on the safe side
     

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