2009-10-20 11:07 PM
2009-10-21 01:18 PM
Stephen wrote:I think the i7 offers greatly increased performance.
The new iMac looks great. 27"!!! Choice of i5 or i7 quad-core. Is it worth the $200 extra for the i7? Will AC see a significant speed increase? Also, going from 4 to 8 gigs of ram is an extra $200. Until 64 bit comes out for AC, will that affect performance (with just AC running)?
2009-10-21 05:48 PM
2009-11-19 01:49 AM
2009-11-19 10:44 PM
Thompson, wrote:The i7 quad-core processor supports hyperthreading, meaning programs see eight "virtual" cores. That's why it's so much faster than the i5.
(Video processing-Visual Hub/Handbrake shows CPU use at 700% - surprising for a quad core machine)
2009-11-26 11:30 PM
2009-11-27 01:42 PM
2009-11-27 05:39 PM
2010-02-05 08:47 AM
2010-02-05 08:58 AM
fuzzymike2002 wrote:I would say that 4GB is the minimum, 8GB is desirable, but 16GB is overkill in most cases.
So my question is: would it be worth taking the 27" i7 all the way and loading it up with 16GB of RAM? When I say worth it, would it reduce rendering times in Lightworks and 3ds/Vray, and would it improve the overall speed of ArchiCAD?