iMac base model video rendering times queston

Discussion in 'iMac' started by CheesyTators, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. CheesyTators macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    Location:
    SE Michigan
    #1
    I am ready to make my first Mac purchase tomorrow but I have a question. I have pretty much decided on the iMac base model over the MBP 13" base model due to the much better hardware in the iMac for the same price.

    I do a lot of video editing/DVD making and chose the iMac for its better processor and IPS panel. In a real world scenario, can I expect big gains in rendering times with the Core i3 over the Core 2 Duo in the MBP? Will it just be a matter of seconds faster on the iMac or are we talking minutes faster? Any head to head benchmarks I could look at would be great. I am hoping its a great deal faster to help make my decision final....LOL

    Thanks for a great forum....I am looking forward to learning as I go.
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Location:
    On the fence
    #2
    The iMac will absolutely smoke the C2D MBP for rendering times. Not only is it a significantly higher clock speed ~667MHz, but also a newer architecture with hyperthreading as well.
     
  3. CheesyTators thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    Location:
    SE Michigan
    #3
    Thanks for the quick reply. I am really excited and apprehensive to learn the ways of a Mac. I've been reading around the forums and hope I get a good iMac without any issues. I plan to use it for many years to come.
     

Share This Page