StarEternal Posted July 2, 2017 Share Posted July 2, 2017 Just Finished an Album and looking at buying a new powerful machine for my music production set up for Album 2. I primarily use Logic Pro X and always the current version (10.3.1) at the time of this post. My question is to users or owners of these machines. My question is not a Value for Money Question, as I can see the iMac is better value for money at this time. The main thing I want to know is about the performance of tasks in logic x where each machine variant excels and is lagging. I am either buying this iMac: • 4.2GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz) • 32GB of 2400MHz DDR4 • 512GB SSD • Radeon Pro 580 with 8GB of video memory Or I am buying this Mac Pro: • 3.5GHz 6-core with 12MB of L3 cache • 16GB (4 x 4GB) of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC • 512GB PCIe-based SSD • Dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM each We are talking around the same $ for either of these. I would like to know what machine you would choose and why, I currently can see that the iMac has a faster speed yet has less cores. I can say personally, I have always liked the Mac Pro idea, I can see that it has been very well engineered and designed. It looks very strong and sturdy. Also it looks well cooled and there was a lot of thought which went into the machine. I tend to own Macs for circa 6-7 years no less hence I think it is likely to last the distance. However, I have never owned one, and I have struggled with lesser Macs making music. In the past I have always got a Mac Mini and spec'd it up to its maximum power. However the Mini's these days have not improved really since the 2011 one I have in front of me now. This has prompted me to bite the bullet and look at other desktops. By the way, I also use outboard gear "Screens" keyboards, mouse, Interface, external HDs, etc.. I dont have much care for peripheral devices being Apple products. Except I have always liked their keyboard. Its only ever been the brain in my setup which is Apple. (So I can use logic) Interested to know how logic utilises these 6 cores or 4 cores..?? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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