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Best cpu for Final Cut Pro?

Mar 12, 2010
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What's up people...

I am in the market for a new mac to run Final Cut Pro...
At the end of the day I want something that will give me good render times and also be able to run simultaneous apps like photo shop and logic.

I was looking at a powermac pro with Two 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon.

For 1500.00 more I could up to a Two 2.66 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon.

Or I was just told that I don't need all that power and that I should just get an imac or laptop.

There is obviously a large range in price between all of these...
For me, performance always trumps cost. But I don't want to spend a whole bunch of money if I don't need to.

Any suggestions? Cost/benefit analysis?
Jan 16, 2009
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Tecumseh, Ontario
Your Mac's Specs
iMac 20" 2.4 GHz Dual Core 3GB Ram 320GB Hard Drive 10.6.2 :: Ipod Touch 8 GB :: Beastly Gaming PC
The mac Pro w/ two 2.26 GHz Quad-Core's should be fine. I don't think there would be a big difference between the two. If you want smoother performance, just add a couple extra gigs of RAM and you should be all set

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