iMac 2017 27inch for Logic. Which CPU?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kelice, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. kelice macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm planning to buy the 2017 27inch. I will use it for Logic Pro X and less requiring tasks such as surfing mail etc. I will upgrade the to an SSD, the RAM I will upgrade myself after I get the computer. Now my questions is which CPU to pick. I plan to start with the middle 27 inch iMac, with i5 3.5GHz, now I'm thinking if I should upgrade the processor to the i7? I read that the i7 runs louder... Will there be a noticable difference in performance between those two processors running Logic Pro X?

    thanks in advance :)
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Big difference in performance. The hyperthreading also really helps when running loads of plugins. Get the i7.
     
  3. Arbitrio macrumors newbie

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    What about the difference between the low, mid, and high tier for i7 on the 27"? How significant are the performance differences there?
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    There aren't any different CPU options in the 27" 2017 AFAIK. It's either the 3.8GHz i5 or the 4.2GHz i7.
     

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