It's finally released! Seems like I have been waiting for this day for ages. My girlfriend thinks I'm so geeky to get excited about a computer but it's the tool that earns a lot of the money we live off!. I usually upgrade every 3/4 years and have always bought the top spec model. I currently run a (2009) 2.93 8 core with solid state drives and a superclocked 680 with two 27" NEC monitors. Even though I have had a long time to decide which nMP to invest in I still can't make up my mind. I am mainly a After Effects animator with a bit of Cinema 4D. You can see what kind of work I do here www.stusinclair.com I am lucky enough to have enough cash saved up to get the 12 core with all the bells and whistles, but does that make the most sense? When people receive these machines I cant wait to see the benchmarks for After Effects! I'm trying to decide between: 6 core = Hi clock speed, much cheaper, but going backwards in core count to what I have. 8 core = Quite a bit more money for 2 cores and a considerably slower clock speed but still turbo boost of 3.9 12 core = Would be great for CD4 and would be good for multiple processor in AE but even slower clock / slower Turbo boost and expensive. I think its between the 6 or 12 core, I guess I'm wondering what will be more beneficial, fast clock speed or more cores. As AE likes both! I'm not worried about CUDA in AE as I never found it useful at all except Element 3D. AE CC already supports open CL also I do game, so will def get the D700 and it will be great for CD4. If you use AE a lot which nMP will you get and why?