Is Mini suitable for Adobe AfterEffects and which one?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Bananis, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Bananis, Apr 1, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2012

    Bananis macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2012
    Hi everyone!
    I'm dreaming about iMac, but there is no enough money to buy it right now.

    Tech Specs of Mac Mini (quad-core i7, 2.0GHz) looks great but it hasn't Videocard. Does anybody work with AE on Mini without discrete graphics processor?

    And which Mini will be more preferable for AE?
    a) Mac Mini (quad-core i7, 2.0GHz) w/o HD graphics processor
    b) Mac Mini (dual-core i7, 2.7GHz) with AMD Radeon HD 6630M

    In both case I'll upgrade it to 16Gb RAM and SSD.

    Thank you for your advise.
  2. ipsychedelic macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2012
    I plan on buying the Dual Core, just because I can benefit from the 6630M in some scenarios, but if you're just doing AE, then probably the Quad Core, i.e Server Mini will be the best choice.

    Now, is it suitable? Of course :D
    You're probably in that stage where you're thinking of the Mini as just a HTPC (because that's what people use them for usually) but in fact, it's a pretty good Mac.
    Hell, there are even people doing edition on MacBookAirs...

    See this benchmark.
    Also you might find this article interesting.
  3. Bananis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2012
    Almost like me... iMac middle 2007 core2duo 2,4Ghz

    Very usefull article, thank you!

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