I can't decide which system is best for After Effects.
Apple Mac Pro "Twelve Core" 2.4 (2012/Westmere) Specs Identifiers: Mid-2012
Other side Amd 2016 1800x
If you were I, which one would you prefer?
Do you think that this Mac is old for After Effects?
Or it is still useful for after effects?
My boss unfortunately know anything about computer. I know Xeon but 2013 mid model like a joke, huh?
The clock speed of the processor matters much more than the number of cores for rendering speed in After Effects.
Having a separate SSD to use for AE's cache makes a big difference in the speed of working with AE.
Some of the effects in the newest releases of After Effects are GPU-accelerated and some very popular third-party tools (like Element, Red Giant Universe, and, the Magic Bullet Suite) render on the GPU, so what GPU do those two machines have?
What other software are you going to be using besides After Effects? For example, Cinema 4D uses system resources entirely differently from how After Effects uses them.