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Workloads

Catherineveragates847

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Jul 26, 2020
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Will a 2020 27-inch iMac 5K be powerful to do all the workloads that I mentioned below including my Workloads, Mini Power Workloads, and Power Workloads or which Workloads won’t be possible?


In order for all of my workloads to work, will I need an 8-core i7 or the 10-core i9 and for the graphics, will I need an Radeon Pro 5700 with 8GB of GDDR6 memory or an Radeon Pro 5700 XT with 16GB of GDDR6 memory? And in addition to all of my workloads, I don’t want it to suck up all 100% of the processing power, so I want extra breathing room if I need to push it to its limits and so I won’t encounter slow downs. The 10-core i9 isn’t that much more faster than the 8-core i7, and it isn’t worth the $400 upgrade, if it was $200, then I would upgrade to it, $300 is pushing it. I’m afraid that if I get the 10-core i9 it will overheat the iMac.


The iMac that I’m getting is
8-core i7 or 10-core i9
5700 or 5700 XT
2TB
128GB
10Gb Ethernet


Always happening Workload
Have a 4K display hook up at 60Hz, maybe two in a couple of years
Moving videos/files across different hard drives (Not all the time)
Have multiple things hook up to the iMac like an NAS, an IP address blocker, and a Minecraft server running like on A Raspberry 4


Workload #1
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)


Workload #2
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)
Final Cut Pro X (Editing 4K video at 60fps)


Workload #3
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)
Final Cut Pro X (Rendering 4K video at 60fps in the background)


Workload #4
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)
Logic Pro X (Just starting out so maybe a maximum of 30-50 tracks)


Workload #5
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)
Logic Pro X (Just starting out so maybe a maximum of 30-50 tracks)
Final Cut Pro X (Rendering 4K video at 60fps in the background)


Workload #6
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)
Minecraft (At its full 5K resolution with everything at its highest settings in Minecraft and playing at 60 fps.)


Workload #7
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)
Minecraft (At its full 5K resolution with everything at its highest settings in Minecraft and playing at 60 fps.)
Final Cut Pro X (Rendering 4K video at 60fps in the background)


Workload #8
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)
Minecraft (At its full 5K resolution with everything at its highest settings in Minecraft and playing at 60 fps.)
Screen recording in Minecraft (Bandicam screen record at 4K (3840 by 2160) at 60fps or using MacOS screen record feature while playing Minecraft in 60fps WITHOUT effecting video record quality or iMac performance)


Workload #9
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)
Minecraft (At its full 5K resolution with everything at its highest settings in Minecraft and playing at 60 fps.)
Screen recording in Minecraft (Bandicam screen record at 4K (3840 by 2160) at 60fps or using MacOS screen record feature while playing Minecraft in 60fps WITHOUT effecting video record quality or iMac performance)
Final Cut Pro X (Rendering 4K video at 60fps in the background)


Workload #10
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)
Minecraft (At its full 5K resolution with everything at its highest settings in Minecraft and playing at 60 fps.)
Screen recording in Minecraft (Bandicam screen record at 1440p or 1080p (2560 by 1440 or 1920 by 1080) at 60fps or using MacOS screen record feature while playing Minecraft in 60fps WITHOUT effecting video record quality or iMac performance)


Workload #11
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)
Minecraft (At its full 5K resolution with everything at its highest settings in Minecraft and playing at 60 fps.)
Screen recording in Minecraft (Bandicam screen record at 1440p or 1080p (2560 by 1440 or 1920 by 1080) at 60fps or using MacOS screen record feature while playing Minecraft in 60fps WITHOUT effecting video record quality or iMac performance)
Final Cut Pro X (Rendering 4K video at 60fps in the background)


Mini Power Workload #1
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)
3D rendering software


Mini Power Workload #2
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)
3D rendering software
Final Cut Pro X (Rendering 4K video at 60fps in the background)


Power Workload #1
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)
Minecraft (At its full 5K resolution with everything at its highest settings in Minecraft and playing at 60 fps.)
Screen recording in Minecraft (Bandicam screen record at 4K (3840 by 2160) at 60fps or using MacOS screen record feature while playing Minecraft in 60fps WITHOUT effecting video record quality or iMac performance)
5-10 different basic windows (Calculator, Messages, Files, ect.) in the background


Power Workload #2
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)
Minecraft (At its full 5K resolution with everything at its highest settings in Minecraft and playing at 60 fps.)
Screen recording in Minecraft (Bandicam screen record at 4K (3840 by 2160) at 60fps or using MacOS screen record feature while playing Minecraft in 60fps WITHOUT effecting video record quality or iMac performance)
Final Cut Pro X (Rendering 4K video at 60fps in the background)
5-10 different basic windows (Calculator, Messages, Files, ect.) in the background


Power Workload #3
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)
Minecraft (At its full 5K resolution with everything at its highest settings in Minecraft and playing at 60 fps.)
Screen recording in Minecraft (Bandicam screen record at 1440p or 1080p (2560 by 1440 or 1920 by 1080) at 60fps or using MacOS screen record feature while playing Minecraft in 60fps WITHOUT effecting video record quality or iMac performance)
5-10 different basic windows (Calculator, Messages, Files, ect.) in the background


Power Workload #4
50 - 200 Safari tabs open
Watching 1080p or 1440p or 4K YouTube Video in one window
Uploading/Downloading videos/things online (Not all the time)
Minecraft (At its full 5K resolution with everything at its highest settings in Minecraft and playing at 60 fps.)
Screen recording in Minecraft (Bandicam screen record at 1440p or 1080p (2560 by 1440 or 1920 by 1080) at 60fps or using MacOS screen record feature while playing Minecraft in 60fps WITHOUT effecting video record quality or iMac performance)
Final Cut Pro X (Rendering 4K video at 60fps in the background)
5-10 different basic windows (Calculator, Messages, Files, ect.) in the background


The iMac needs to be based on x86, I know that Apple is switching to its own processors. I will get that in a few years. I’m a power user, and I don’t want any slow downs and I don’t want to overheat my iMac. I know that I need to get highest end of everything. And before you make fun of me calling my workloads the way I call them, I felt that was the best way to call my workloads. And I’m not stupid or a troll, I’m dead right serious about everything above and I know I will need to get as much power as I can as I’m pushing the limit with everything above.
 

nick9191

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Feb 17, 2008
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IMO you’d need a reasonably well specced Mac Pro to come close to achieving most of these workloads.

The i7 or i9 iMac with the 5700 XT and upgraded RAM should be able to achieve most tasks on your list individually but not simultaneously, you would need to compromise a little.

Why 200 tabs? Bookmarks are your friend.
 

jerwin

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200 tabs sounds like it would test your screen real estate more than anything else. Possibly the window manager. And possibly your patience, as you try to figure out which tab is autoplaying an ad over your netflix selection.

I usually max out around 50.
 

jerwin

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It's a strategy for traversing databases with problematic front ends.

Consider JSTOR, or gallica.bnf.fr, or rsl.ru-- or even a newspaper you pay good money for. You're presented with a huge list of results--paginated. Out of those 400 results (on 40 pages), maybe a few dozen are ennough to pique your interest. So you traverse the results page, opening every link that looks intrigueing into a new tab. Then, you traverse each tab in turn, closing each tab that doesn't fit your needs. Then you can place orders, download pdfs, enter data into your citation manager or whatever. The stuff that you haven't finished looking at can be stored as a bookmark, in a folder, which can be opened in tabs tomorrow.

(Yes, I do have a Safari reading list. I have enough items on it to cause performance problems)
 
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