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Is this hardware good enough?

Nov 11, 2011 4:14 PM

Tags: #imac #i7 #raid #thunderbolt

Hi. We'll be purchasing new computers and I wanted to run this by you all:


We typically work on files up to about 300MB, with up to 20 different layers, a few alpha channels, 10 paths, etc.. Occasionally, using Perfect Resize to scale up to the max of 30,000 pixels.


Since we don't know when/if a new Mac Pro is coming, how do the following specs look for our above needs to you?


  • iMac 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
  • 32GB RAM
  • 1TB Serial ATA Drive
  • AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5 (need to drive the iMac display and a 27" Eizo monitor)
  • Promise Pegasus R4 4TB RAID (scratch disk, Time Machine, etc.)




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