Performance increase over 2012 cMBP

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  1. Craigy macrumors 6502

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    Hey Folks - considering upgrading to a new mac mini over my 2012 cMBP.

    Here's the spec of my MBP:
    2.6 Ghz Intel Core i716 GB 1600 DDR3
    NVIDIA GeFore GT650M 1GB ram.

    Was considering the 6 core i7 Mac Mini with 16GB ram.

    I mainly use FCP / Adobe CC and was wondering how the integrated graphics on the Mac Mini would compare to my GT650m. Long term I want to add an eGPU but won't be doing that for a couple of months. I'm hesitant incase the graphics performance in much lower than my current GT650m.

    Would appreciate anyone's thoughts / experiences on this. Thanks. :)
     
  2. macdos macrumors regular

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    It's not. It's slightly better, but the mini itself will be 2x faster than your current machine.
     
  3. Craigy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I'll get a Vega 56 eGPU, but want to make sure I wasn't going to leave my self short on power on FCP. :)
     
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  5. F-Train, Dec 21, 2018
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    The 2018 mini is quite capable with Final Cut and ProRes. Also, the new 64-bit Compressor is very fast, much faster than a Final Cut share/export, even though Compressor will not currently use an external GPU. Note that the latest Compressor release notes say that it will use all the RAM that you can throw at it.

    See this post for more details: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/external-gpu-egpu-resources.2154653/page-13#post-26910573

    Compressor completed the task discussed in that post, with only 8GB of RAM, in 03:41. That is more than twice as fast as Final Cut and a Vega 56. The resulting file was also 144MB smaller.
     
  6. Craigy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks folks - what a great community. I'll be placing an order next week :)
    --- Post Merged, Dec 21, 2018 ---
    Out of interest - how do you find the Asus XG Station Pro enclosure? - There seems to be quite a few options out there; Interested on your choice and your findings?

    Thanks again!
     
  7. F-Train, Dec 21, 2018
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    Hi,

    Look at this post from about an hour ago, and in particular at the posts referred to in it: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/external-gpu-egpu-resources.2154653/page-14#post-26933585.

    That thread has a good deal of info on the Asus XG Station Pro; worth doing a search within the thread.
     
  8. Craigy thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. F-Train macrumors 65816

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    That's a bit surprising, given that Asus is based in Taiwan. I would have thought that an Asus reseller, or at least the distributor, could get one. Anyway, I imagine that the Akito will work fine.
     
  10. Craigy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Contacted a local distributor thank you :)
     

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