I Mac 27" (Dual Core or Quad Core)

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I Mac 27" (Dual Core or Quad Core)

Post by boombaboy » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:47 pm

Looking to buy a new IMac not sure if I should go with a dual core or quad core (ANY RECOMMENDATIONS?)- computer mainly used for music production and possibly video in the future
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Re: I Mac 27" (Dual Core or Quad Core)

Post by funky shit » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:55 pm

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Re: I Mac 27" (Dual Core or Quad Core)

Post by re.mark » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:49 pm

Quad core - future proof it, especially if u want to starting doing video.

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Re: I Mac 27" (Dual Core or Quad Core)

Post by Hidden Driveways » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:12 pm

The Core 2 Duo processors are really, really old (in computer standards). If you can afford the quad core i 5 or i7, go for it and don't look back. You'll get a lot of extra life out of the machine in the long run (whether you do video or not).

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Re: I Mac 27" (Dual Core or Quad Core)

Post by gomi » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:44 pm

boombaboy wrote:Looking to buy a new IMac not sure if I should go with a dual core or quad core (ANY RECOMMENDATIONS?)- computer mainly used for music production and possibly video in the future


i7 quad core

and get at least 8GB of ram (2 per core)


it flies.

hyperthreading give osx 8 "cores" to play with.


my imac is faster then the batch of mac pro 8 cores i use at work.

amazing and true.

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Re: I Mac 27" (Dual Core or Quad Core)

Post by dj_huck » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:50 pm

got some responses the 3rd time you posted this

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Re: I Mac 27" (Dual Core or Quad Core)

Post by boombaboy » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:59 pm

Sorry my pc froze so I guess it posted it 3 times, not done on purpose

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Re: I Mac 27" (Dual Core or Quad Core)

Post by jamief » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:12 pm

gomi wrote:
boombaboy wrote:Looking to buy a new IMac not sure if I should go with a dual core or quad core (ANY RECOMMENDATIONS?)- computer mainly used for music production and possibly video in the future


i7 quad core

and get at least 8GB of ram (2 per core)


it flies.

hyperthreading give osx 8 "cores" to play with.


my imac is faster then the batch of mac pro 8 cores i use at work.

amazing and true.
UHUH.
looking at one myself just 5 mins ago for an up and coming event. Future proof you want 3 -4 yeasr out of it. i have an I7 pc system and i,m running maybe 2-3 dozen softsynths plus many compressors, waves, Kontakt etc etc - hasnt maxed yet i7 920 2.66ghz 6 gb ddr win 7 64

bestoid
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Re: I Mac 27" (Dual Core or Quad Core)

Post by gomi » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:21 pm

jamief wrote: UHUH.
looking at one myself just 5 mins ago for an up and coming event. Future proof you want 3 -4 yeasr out of it. i have an I7 pc system and i,m running maybe 2-3 dozen softsynths plus many compressors, waves, Kontakt etc etc - hasnt maxed yet i7 920 2.66ghz 6 gb ddr win 7 64

bestoid
:)
i got the 2.8Ghz with 8GB and i haven't hit the wall in ableton yet.

kontakt, guitar rig, reaktor, heavy reverbs.. i'm amazed.

i hardly ever use my macbook now.

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Re: I Mac 27" (Dual Core or Quad Core)

Post by rosti » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:12 pm

i have an old macbook pro with 2.2 ghz core^2 and havent maxed it out yet.. The i5 should be win to the max :D

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Re: I Mac 27" (Dual Core or Quad Core)

Post by boombaboy » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:18 pm

Thanks to you all for your suggestions, I will probably go with the quad core

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Re: I Mac 27" (Dual Core or Quad Core)

Post by re.mark » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:46 pm

boombaboy wrote:Sorry my pc froze so I guess it posted it 3 times, not done on purpose
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: I Mac 27" (Dual Core or Quad Core)

Post by Hidden Driveways » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:45 pm

Some of my PC friends think the i7 is too overpriced for what it is, and that the i5 is the better choice. But, PC people always think everything is overpriced, so it's hard to say. :) But, the choice between a Core 2 Duo (technology from 2006) and an i5 is easy.

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