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    2013 Mac Pro to iMac Pro...worth it?
    Hi, I'm running Pro Tools on a 2013 Mac Pro 3.0GHz (8 core / 64GB ram). I'm thinking about updating to the new iMac Pro 3.0GHz (10 core / 64GB ram).

    Question is, how much will I really benefit? Is it worth it?

    Thanks!

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    Right now Fry's and I believe several other Apple authorized suppliers are selling the iMac Pro for $3999.00 ($1000.00 discounted for the standard version). Shop around before you decide.

    To answer your question above.... How much more power do you need to run Pro Tools? If it runs adequately on your current Mac Pro and your Mac Pro does everything you need it to do, why spend all that $ on a new iMac Pro?

    The iMac Pro unlike the Mac Pro you own is not user upgradeable. It might be a great machine but that's something that turns me off.

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    I also have an iMac 5K - 4 core which I use as a slave. I use a lot of orchestral VI's and the 4 core just doesn't cut it. My thought was to get the iMac Pro to replace the Mac Pro, and the MP replaces the iMac 5K. I need a lot of juice to power these VI's, but I'm wondering what the benefits might be comparing the iMP to the MP. Thanks!

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