6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 23, 2014 7:53 AM by ECBowen

    Which of these iMacs would be best for running After Effects?


      Hello, pretty simple question, which of these 2 iMac configurations would be best suited for using After Effects and other video editing software like Premiere or Final Cut Pro X?

      Option 1 - 21.5 inch

      • 3.1GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
      • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2X8GB
      • 1TB Fusion Drive
      • NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 1GB GDDR5

      Option 2 - 27 inch

      • 3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
      • 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2X4GB
      • 1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm
      • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M 2GB GDDR5

      For some reason Apple don't offer more than 1GB of dedicated video ram in anything but the maxed out 27inch. Personally, I’m not fussed about the bigger screen and I would say that having the faster processor, double the ram and a fusion drive would be more beneficial than the extra gig in the video card but I’m not 100% sure, what do you guys think? Thanks.