I am new to adobe after affects and need some guidance... I have been reading articles to try and understand best hardware to run it on. I need some opinions and feedback.
My budget would be between $1500 and $2500 canadian.
Is there an advantage of running Adobe After Effects with Mac hardware? Does it run better than it would on a Windows computer?
Wondering if Adobe After Effects cares more about the processing power than the operating system being run...
Does having a dedicated graphic card make a huge difference with vram? I was reading CPU and memory are most important
I was reading in the past that Nvidia had Ray tracing, but is being phased out for Cinema 4D. Does integrated graphics work extremely well with Cinema 4D.. I reading that the plugin Octane apparently works really well with Nvidia.
*My idea for a PC build would be I7 4790 (Quad Core, 3.6GHZ , 8MB L3 cache) , 32GB ram , Integrated graphics HD 4600, 240GB SSD for OS only , 2 x 1TB hdd
*Mac hardware i was thinking 3.4ghz I5, 16GB ram, 1TB hdd, with Nvidia dedicated 750m 1GB VRAM or something similiar to that..
Thanks in advance for your advice and support!
Given the specs you mention, definitely go the PC route. The integrated Intel video chip is more than capable for AE.
The PC has better CPU, more memory, better disk setup and the nVidia card in the Mac is irrelevant for AE.
AE runs better on Windows than OSX. AE doesn't have the GPU acceleration Premiere and AME have. AE performance is predominantly CPU and Ram. An I5 whether Mac or PC wont have enough threads to really perform well with AE. I suggest you get atleast a i7 Quad core with hyperthreading and really a 6 core + would be better. 16GB of ram is minimum with 32GB the ideal point for Quad core chips. The more cores you have with AE the more ram you need to use them.