Hey guys, I'm looking for an iMac for photo/video editing (LR3 / FCP) and am looking at my options.
I want to ask if CPU or RAM is more important for photo and video editing... so if anyone knows, it'd be great.
I'm on a 13" macbook unibody with 2ghz core2duo, 2x2gb 1067 ddr3, and a 500gb seagate momentus xt part SDD part HDD storage. It's not fast enough for my 5D2 21mp raw and HD videos (h264 converted to pro res 422).
So here are my questions:
CPU - i5 or i7, does it matter? I'm not that much into gaming, but I do game from time to time.CPU - assuming all i5, 2.5ghz vs 2.7ghz vs 3.1ghz - Does it really matter?RAM - 4x2gb vs 2x4gb - same?RAM - 4gb vs 8gb vs 16gb - how much of a difference is there?And lastly, about my options...Harddrives - Internal vs External via firewire - Much of a difference in speed? (SSD is too expensive)
Cheers!Compare the following:
A- 2.5ghz i5 + 16gb ram (4x4)
B- 2.7ghz i5 + 8gb ram (4x2)
Which one will be better for photo editing, and which for video editing?
p.s. Please don't tell me about windows alternatives and how they are cheaper. It's a preference thing (: