iMac for Avid/After Effects

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rlr297, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. rlr297 macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2011

    I'm looking to purchase a mac for Avid and After Effects. I will use it for a purely digital workflow (dslr) and will be moving projects between After Effects and Avid routinely everyday.

    I don't think a Mac Pro is necessary because I will not be having to break out a broadcast signal for color correction or need any tape based workflow/inputs.

    I'm looking to purchase the i7 21.5 imac and upgrade the ram to 16gb's via OWC. The ram is mainly for After Effects CS5.5 but will also be using the 64-Bit Avid 6 as well as Pro Tools 9. Pretty much just looking for a confirmation that this is the proper system on a budget.
  2. rlr297 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2011

    Also, how big a performance difference is there between the 6770m 512 and the 6970m 1gig.
  3. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Depends on what you need the video card for.
    6770: 26 fps
    6970: 38.21 fps
    GTX580: 54.36 fps

    Get at least 1GB for AE and later down the road. It can help when OpenCL finally gets rolling.

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