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Re: New iMac 27 5k, iMac Pro 27 5k and thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure


rbf_ wrote:

The 18 core Xeon 2.3Ghz is going for around $3k on amazon for build it yourself adventures

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Computer-CPU-2-3-BX80660E52697V4/dp/B01CNKF3A6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496722073&sr=8-1&keywords=18+core+xeon



I think it will still be siginficantly cheaper to build yourself as the starting price for the iMac is 5K for quad core CPU, the 18 core is probably 10-12K or more just like the 8 core trashcan when it came out.

This CPU is not what I would choose for my RAW processing any way. The RAW conversion programs and photoshop cannot take advantage of more than 4 cores, usually a high clock quad core readily beats a lower clock 6 core for RAW and PS, and for video it's really the GPU that makes the difference. My current Mac pro has a 6 core xeon which I find slower to render and process RAW's compared to my laptop which has 3.9 GHz quad core.




Jun 06, 2017 at 04:27 AM





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