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  • Thu, Apr 29 2021 10:11 AM

    • Brad
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    new iMac

    Hello all.  I'm looking to buy a new iMac as my main Avid desktop.  I've been using a late 2012 model, god bless it.  But it's just not making it these days.

    My two options are:

    2019 model with i9 chip and the Pro Vega 48 with 8gb

    2020 with i9 and the Radeon Pro 5700XT with 16gb

    In either case I'm going to max out with some OWC RAM at 128gb

    Has anyone had any good / bad experiences with either of these setups?

    The other option is I could probably just about wait to see if a new version comes out later this year with the M2 chip or whatever it might have.

    imac late 2012 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 OS 10.13.2 MC 8.10.0 [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Apr 29 2021 5:01 PM In reply to

    Re: new iMac

    Either one is fine. The 2020's GPU is superior and will benefit GPU hungry apps like Adobe and Resolve.

     

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  • Fri, Apr 30 2021 1:35 PM In reply to

    • Brad
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    Re: new iMac

    Thanks.

    I'm also wondering how big of a difference in the 2020 option  there is between the 3.8GHz 8 core i7 vs. 3.6GHz 10 core i9.

    Which is better, more cores or the higher GHz number?  And is the i9 generally better than the i7?

    imac late 2012 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 OS 10.13.2 MC 8.10.0 [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Apr 30 2021 2:06 PM In reply to

    Re: new iMac

    I'd normally go with more CPU speed but I'd pick the i9 over the i7

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  • Fri, Apr 30 2021 3:01 PM In reply to

    Re: new iMac

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWbQqW8QPXw

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