New iMacs - which is best for Capture One 12 ?

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New iMacs - which is best for Capture One 12 ?

Postby Marc PK » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:18 am

Mac has just introduced the new 2019 models... So, of the basic three 27 inch models, which is best for intensive Capture One usage ? FYI, all my pictures, catalogues & backups are on External drives (Thunderbolt 2 & 3 6T drives).
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Re: New iMacs - which is best for Capture One 12 ?

Postby fatihayoglu » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:00 am

As always, the fastest CPU and the best GPU you can get. In terms of RAM, you can purchase extra from Amazon. There is a rumor stating new iMac can accommodate up to 128GB. HDD wise, get a SSD but not the biggest, I think 512 should be enough as large previews for a big catalogue take some space.
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Re: New iMacs - which is best for Capture One 12 ?

Postby Peter Svancar » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:49 pm

for C1, go for fastest GPU and max VRAM as you can get..because the 5K resolution is killer of the C1 performance....CPU is not very used by C1...i see it during import and preview builds, that it use only like 30% of my 4 core CPU..thats LOL...
from my 32GB RAM it uses only half or so...HDD based on tour needs...
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Re: New iMacs - which is best for Capture One 12 ?

Postby VAD. » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:04 pm

Personaly I would choose a top spec MacMini with a small HD and a Thunderbolt 3 external storage.
I think that it is a bit more future proof as iMac's are, but still it is unknown if PhaseOne will adopt Metal.
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