Is Corel Painter more gpu or processor heavy?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by inscrewtable, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. inscrewtable macrumors 68000

    inscrewtable

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    I am needing to purchase an mac mini that will be running Painter occasionally and I'm a bit fearful of the integrated graphics, but I note that the HD4000 is about equivalent to the Radeon HD 6630M card that was in the 2011 mac mini.

    However I'm thinking of getting a current mini with an i7 processor and I was wondering if the i7 is going to make that much of a difference or does Painter mainly use the power of the integrated gpu.
     
  2. fig macrumors 6502a

    fig

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    For running anything occasionally you'll be just fine with a Mini.

    If the folks that make Painter haven't talked about the software taking advantage of the GPU then it doesn't.
     

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