- Jun 8, 2017
I do a lot of freelance illustration work and just upgraded from my 2009 iMac (which has been great since I had an SSD installed) to an i7/512GB/8GBRAM Mac mini. I wanted to share my digital painting/illustration experience in case some people are in the same boat as me and aren’t sure if the GPU is good enough for big and complex brush strokes in Photoshop. Before I installed 32GB of RAM, I was getting severe brush lag especially at increased sizes. I thought it could be the graphics card (as it’s needed in Photoshop for some elements) and was a bit worried. But the 32GB was all I needed. I can’t believe how smooth this thing draws on my cintiq now. It runs at 4K and I can increase brush sizes to insane amounts with no lag (even mixers). The GPU is more than enough for digital illustrators/painters, just make sure you have plenty of RAM. This mini is great!