Member Since: May 20, 2008
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5
03-14-2012, 10:23 PM
Originally Posted by mattgam
That's a good point. The extra cores should be advantageous in Compressor, no?
There's actually not that many programs that are "multi-processor" capable. And some that are supposed to be multi-core capable...don't necessarily do a good job of it.
Here's a link to multi-core apps. written for the Macintosh...and how well they are implemented (check the list for the apps. you use):
MPG - Mac Performance 101: Application support for multiple CPU cores
If the applications you use are multi-core capable...and this "multicore-ness" is implemented well...then you can't beat an 8-core (or 12-core) Mac Pro!
Also realize that Mac Pro's have video card options that are not available for iMac's...so if you do a lot of high-end video or graphics work (these higher end video cards may be better)...or if you want to run LOTS of monitors...you can install 3-4 video cards into one Mac Pro...and run up to 6, 8, or more monitors.
But don't get me wrong...the iMacs are very powerful as well...and can handle lots of demanding tasks!...and cost a good bit less than Mac Pro's.
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