imac 27" processor differences

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mbpkid, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. mbpkid macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2011
    low end 27" model
    high end 27" model
    and configurable 27" option

    i plan on purchasing a 27" imac in december but are the processor speeds a big difference or unnoticable? i will be using my imac for autodesk maya with a lot of animation and after effects
  2. bmcgrath macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    London, United Kingdom
    For you with what you want to use it for I would probably recommend the high end iMac with the i7.
  3. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2009
    3D animation = get the best computer that you can afford and it still won't be enough.

    I'm not just a dips**t saying that either. I also do 3D animation.
  4. boto macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2012
    ^ What he said.

    I'm also doing Animation work and it will require a lot of rendering so it's wise to get the highest config you can possibly afford. Also, the difference between the i5 and i7 is hyper threading. This feature enables virtually 8 cores, 2 for each physical quad-core, whereas the i5 only has 4.
  5. toua macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2012
    How about Graphics Design (mainly work with cs6)?
  6. Omne666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    I actually think the entire question is irrelevant.

    Back in the days of the 486 chip, the same questions were asked. (I'm from the prepress side of things so photoshop the CS suite,FCPX).

    The best answer I ever received?

    Get the best damn computer available that you can afford and or justify.

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