Specs for graphic design use?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hawk1226, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. hawk1226 macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Hey guys,

    I'm pretty lost when it comes to understanding how specs will impact my iMac experience. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

    I do a lot of graphic design and digital photography work, so I will mostly be using the adobe creative suite (primarily Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, InDesign).

    Screen real estate is important to me, so I know i'll be getting the 27 inch, but I'm not sure how necessary the other upgrades are.

    Right now my plan is to get a 3.2 i5, 1TB Fusion, 675MX model after reading comments in other threads. Am I thinking about the right upgrades? Is this the best value for performance improvement given how I plan to use the machine?

    Thanks in advance for your input!

  2. wmy5 macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2012
    upstate NY
    I think Adobe CS 6 can utilize multithreading, so you'll be happy with an i7 upgrade.

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