Imac or Mac Pro

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Check 6, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Check 6 macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2007
    I posted this same thread and question on the Mac Pro page as I'm looking for comments/ opinions

    I know this discussion has been hashed out before but please bear with me as I'm looking for real suggestions.

    I currently have a Mac pro ( latest issue0 configured with 2 2.4 processors, 12 gig of RAM and the Radeon 5870 graphics card with one gig of RAM
    a solid state drive for the operating system and a 1 tb Hd for data.

    I am considering a Imac 27" ( current not the soon to be released on) with the i7 processor at 3.4 gig 1 TB internal HD and 12-16 Gig of Ram. Radeon 6970 graphics card with 1 Gig of RAM .

    I already have a firewire 800 external 1 TB HD for time machine and will eventually get a Thunderbolt storage configuration.

    Besides the normal email word processing and internet research I run Aperture Photoshop, Final cut pro and Indesign

    Since I already have an Apple 27" LED display I would run it with the Imac for a two display set up

    One of the reasons for the possible switch is to reduce clutter on and around my desk So the question for those more knowledgeable than me ( as in most of you), with the exception of losing the SSD would the system run these tasks faster, slower or about the same?

    Losing the SSD would slow that portion down but there is also a significant increase in processor speed. Thanks
  2. phoenixsan macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012
    In my experience.....

    I can vouch the iMac for Aperture/InDesign (faster). No so sure about Photoshop/FCP X. But having lots of RAM helps with Photoshop, I know for sure:( :):apple:

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