New iMac running Logic Pro/Albion

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Granados1, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Granados1 macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2013
    Hello - long time reader, first time poster.

    Apologies in advance if this has already been covered elsewhere.

    Firstly I will happily admit I'm not the best with hardware requirements etc, so your collective knowledge and help would be appreciated!

    I'm looking at buying one of the new iMacs:

    27-inch: 2.9GHz

    2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i5
    Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    8GB (two 4GB) memory
    1TB hard drive1
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M with 512MB​


    27-inch: 3.2GHz

    3.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i5
    Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    8GB (two 4GB) memory
    1TB hard drive1
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX with 1GB​

    The main purpose for doing so is to write music and run Logic Pro and Albion (a sample library if you aren't familiar with this). Running details as follows:

    Logic Pro:

    Minimum System Requirements

    2GB of RAM (4GB recommended).
    Display with 1280-by-768 resolution or higher.

    OS X v10.6.8 or later.
    Minimum 6GB of disk space. (19GB of optional content available via in-app download).


    Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)​

    So, my question is, and I'm sure it's blindingly obvious to all you knowledgeable people out there, would either of these iMacs run it fine with no problems? I'm also assuming I probably wouldn't need the Fusion drive either.

    Do let me know if you need any more information.

    Many, many thanks.
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    Both machines exceed the system requirements of both apps, therefore they would both run these apps just fine. However I would recommend getting the Fusion Drive as it will significantly improve performance on startup, application startup and file startup.
  3. Granados1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2013
  4. JackTre macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2013
    Logic benchmarks...

    I7 or mac pro is the way to go for logic

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