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I use Pixelmator alot in place of Photoshop these days which I think uses the GPU. After Effects will only use a Cuda Nvidia card for gpu acceleration. Houdini and Zbrush are mostly CPU and Ram dependant. I use all the above on my 2.0Ghz Core 2 Duo Mac Mini with 8GB Ram. I think I should get a substantial speed bump over my current system with a dual core i7 and 16Gb Ram in the new 2014 Mac Mini. As I said before I am just not sure on the speed bump I would get with the...
It would have been a perfect machine if it would have had a quad core option. I have an early 2009 Mac Mini I held out on getting the 2012 model because of the graphics. I use After Effects and Houdini 3D on my Mini at home the later for personal use and it amazes me how well the little beast holds up. I am sure that with this 2014 model I will see a major leap in cpu performance just not as much as it could have been with a quad core and hopfully a step up on the gpu...
My wife is in Romania at the moment looking to get her mother a computer . Today she sent me these links, they are in Romanian but you will get the idea. http://store.macpc.ro/index.php?rout...&product_id=53 http://store.macpc.ro/index.php?rout...ormation_id=19 http://store.macpc.ro/index.php?rout...formation_id=8 Thoughts please!
This may seem a little off topic but for some light relief while we all dangle on the end of a string waiting to see if Apple are going to give the pro a second chance, can it or reinvent it, have a look at this: http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_AMIGAmini.aspx enjoy
Indeed the hardware engineers have to work to squeeze everything into ever decreasing dimensions as prescribed by Ives.You say Apple have pretty much abandoned the desktop yes I agree thats the whole problem the only machine you can expand and put a pro level graphics card etc in is the Mac Pro but thats more or less dead. I think that constitutes abandoning the Pro user unless they pull something good out of the hat this year but I would not put any money on that.I hope...
Interesting how you try to undermine our views by trying to imply we work for HP which I do not. You ask what has resulted in the opinion that Apple has done with the pro user? Well where shall we start? Mac Pro last update when was that? July/ August 2010?Scrapping of the XserveThe Final Cut Pro debacle which has seen many pro video editors move away from Apple either software and or Hardware wise.Lack of expandability and flexibility in there desktop line up excluding...
If Jony Ive has so much alleged power at Apple as has been suggested I think as Pro users we can forget anything useful coming out of Apple. It seems to me IMHO that all Ives and Apple are interested are two things, making every thing as thin as possible and to look like a work of art. If the pursuit of these goals mean no expandability and not using the most powerful components in their tech well thats fine. Apple from my point of view is now telling people what they want...
Just for curiosity I looked up around on the net as to what my 3 Year old MacBook Pro would be worth. £750 to £900 I payed just over £2000 three years ago. To be honest people looking for second hand computers a looking to get a bargain. The even Macs don't hold their value like they used to. Warranties usually are just 1 years manufacturers warranty unless you take out extra insurance cover.For a desktop portability is not an issue, designs nice to have but irrelevant if...
Interesting comment about buying a new mac every 3 years got me to looking back at all the Macs I have had over the years and how long I have used them before replacing that particular Mac:II Vi 5 yearsCentris 660AV 4 yearsPower Mac 8100 5 YearsiMac G3 DV SP 5YearsPowerBook G4 5 YearsiMac G5 6 Years (Died 2 weeks ago and not replace yet)MacBookPro 17 inch (Late 2007 vintage) 3 Years so far (Replaced PowerBook)Mac Mini (March 2009) 1.5 Years so farIt would be interesting to...
I for one would love Apple to bring to market a more expandable desktop Mac that did not cost the earth. I will be looking to get a new Mac at some point next year. As I do 3D modeling and animation I would welcome a desktop Mac with the ability to expand the memory to say 32Gb's and easily upgrade and replace the graphics card, all of which would be a boon to 3D artists and many other creatives. I have and work on a Mac mini and MacBook Pro at the moment and get by quite...
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