Mac for animation work

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Hello everyone!
I'm in need for a new mac and I just can't decide on what to choose, if you could help me out it would be awesome!

First of all let me tell you my doubts and what the mac's for.
I mainly use autodesk maya for my work, a lot of animation and the occasional render. My doubts is that I don't know what maya asks for both for animation and render. I'm assuming maya is a single threaded application while using just one core for animation but for render it wants to use all of the cores it can find.
If that is correct what would you think it would be worth getting:
- iMac 27" retina with i7 4.0Ghz 4-cores, 32Gb RAM, 512gb ssd, AMd Radeon R9 4Gb ($3,899.00)
- Mac Pro 3.5Ghz 6-cores, 32Gb RAM, 512Gb ssd, Dual AMD firePro D500 3Gb ($4,699.00)
- Mac Pro 3.0Ghz 8-cores, 32Gb RAM, 512Gb SSD, Dual AMD FirePro D500 3Gb ($6,199.00)

Note that I also use final cut, photoshop and some mudbox.
Thank you guys!
 

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2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 8, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini, Numerous iPods, Monterey
Unless there's a reason you need a retina display, the regular i7 2014 iMac 27" with 8GB and the better graphics chipset should suffice to run Maya. You can add memory yourself to that model - up to 32 GB.
 

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