New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

Cinema 4d & iMac duo vs. iMac quad...


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
CarlosHernandez

 
Member Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posts: 2
CarlosHernandez is on a distinguished road

CarlosHernandez is offline
Hey guys,
Need some input. Just purchased the new 27 inch iMac duo core 3.06. Went in to the Apple store with the intentions of buying the quad core i5, but was talked out of it by an apple sales person. I told him i needed it for some Cinema 4D work. He said Cinema dosen't use all four processor's in the i5 and that I would be fine with the duo core. He said my render times wouldn't be that much faster for the extra $300. Any thoughts? Is he right? Should I go with the quad core?
Thanks.
QUOTE Thanks
ZorroAMG

 
ZorroAMG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 23, 2005
Location: Vancouver Canada
Posts: 522
ZorroAMG is a jewel in the roughZorroAMG is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: | '09 24" iMac 3.06 8GB | '09 iPhone 3GS 32GB | '09 ATV 1.16TB | '07 23" ACD | '06 15" MBP |

ZorroAMG is offline
He said what?

He's wrong. It will render way faster in Quad core format.

QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,494
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Not a comment, question or suggestion about the forum. Moving appropriately.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,494
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
ZorroAMG is right. Cinema 4D is one of just a handful of programs I know of that is thoroughly multi-processor capable. In this instance, a quad-core would really benefit you.

Also, over time, Mac developers should start to use the Grand Central development platform and OpenCL technology. The more they jump on that bandwagon, the more you'll benefit from having more cores. Seeing as Maxon has a track record of early implementation of SMP technologies, your capabilities only stand to grow.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
CarlosHernandez

 
Member Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posts: 2
CarlosHernandez is on a distinguished road

CarlosHernandez is offline
Thank You guys! I guess I will be returning to the Apple store.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Organizing Applications | New imac quad core i7 running extremely slow with Maya 2010 »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
imac 20" core duo CPU upgrade? grillbiller Other Hardware and Peripherals 0 10-16-2007 04:35 PM
IMac w/ Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme VS Mac Pro 2.66 Quad? theonegod Switcher Hangout 8 10-02-2007 06:55 PM
Is it worth to switch from iMac G4 to iMac G5?? Mainyehc Apple Desktops 12 03-13-2006 06:21 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?