iMac for AE and C4D

Discussion in 'iMac' started by josheeee, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. josheeee macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2011
    How would the new iMac 27 be for After Effects and Cinema4d vs a 2008 Mac Pro 2 x 2.8Ghz Quad Core Xeon(8 core) with 6GB of RAM800Mhz and a 9800GT512MB? Thinking about the upgrade but not sure if the money is worth the difference in performance just yet.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    I can't answer your question because I have no idea how well those applications can scale to use multiple CPUs and cores, but you may get good advice on the Mac Pro sub-forum.
  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
    AE is multi-core aware, so the MP might be faster -- but only by a few seconds here and there. With a GPU and RAM upgrade it might be a better fight.

    AE likes tons of ram, 6 gigs isnt enough, and the 9800 GPU is lags compared to the 6970M

    Regardless -- you are talking differences measured in 10s of seconds at most -- irrelevant to answer which is faster.

    unless you already have a 27 or 30" screen to go with that macpro... you want to factor that cost in.

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