November 3, 2014 at 10:10AM
Maxed out 27" iMAC vs RETINA 5k for editing and FX in Adobe suite?
I'm buying a new computer for work (Video editing (4k), AE work, Photoshop, grading, some 3D), and i'm looking for some advice.
I've been using an all apple environment for the last 5 years and i'm satisfied with that. Especially now with the new integration between OSX and iOS. Would consider going for a workstation PC if the benefits where mind boogeling though.
Anyways, my gut feeling was that the announcement of the 5k iMac was perfect timing, and that i would get it hands down. I've been reading a bit though and it seems like many people are disappointed of the graphics being AMD and not NVIDEA. Apparently you can't use CUDA acceleration on the AMD?
I've been using the same Macbook Pro the last 5 years, got a maxed out 17" back then. So it's really time.
The price-difference for a maxed out regular 27" and maxed out Retina is small enough for me to not matter in the equation.
So which one would you recommend? Would my work actually be slower because of the large amount of pixels sucking juice + the non-active CUDA?