Final cut mac mini i5 vs i7

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

  1. bitpanic macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2011
    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.

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Depends which FCP version you are talking about and what kind of footage you are going to edit.
  3. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    Yes, it will boost performance. Boost it $100 worth? Not likely
  4. Alucardx03 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    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


    Mar 18, 2007
    United States
    from Apple's Final Cut page

    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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