Mac Mini 2014 - Iris Graphics - anyone doing 2D & 3D CAD?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by AirdanMR, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. AirdanMR macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2015
    Hi, I want to know if someone here is using the Mac Mini i5 2.6GHZ for 2D / 3D software... archicad, autocad, maya, 3ds max, etc...

    I will buy it with 16GB Ram and SSD for the best performance, but I wonder if it will be enough for working.

    Feel free to share your experience or thoughs, and thanks in advance =)

    Edit. It will perform as well as a base model rMBP 13 from Mid 2014 since it's the same CPU
  2. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2014
    I dont have anecdotal data for the apps you mentioned but I'll say, for what it's worth, that my friend edited and delivered an entire short film on a 2014 mini (2.5ghz, 8GB, iris, 256GB SSD) in FCP X and it was a very, very smooth and fast experience. The files were 2K and 4K resolution and there was some noise reduction too, which is very CPU/GPU intensive.

    the mini is a great machine
  3. AirdanMR thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2015
    Thank you!! =) that was usefull information for rendering behaviour

    Still curious for CAD 2D 3D performance in real time if someone want to share!

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