Mac Configuration Recommendation
Sep 11th, 2020, 11:22
I am in the market to purchase either an iMac Pro or a Mac Pro (stand, not rack). Obviously, the latter is more extensible, but the iMac Pro specs and options appear to be quite powerful. So, here is my question. From your experience, assuming I want to fully leverage the iZotope music production suite, whereby I place Neutron 3 across most or all of a fairly high track count (48-64 tracks), along with Ozone 9 on individual busses and/or on the master buss, Nectar 3 across my vocal tracks, etc., what is the minimum CPU / memory / graphics card configuration that I would require on an iMac Pro? On a Mac Pro? Consider the fact that an iMac Pro "requires" one to visit an Apple store to upgrade memory capacity and that there is only a total of four slots for its memory sticks, with a maximum 256 GB memory capacity, it would make sense to configure an iMac Pro minimally with 64 GB of RAM. From a practical usage perspective, I do not know if I should opt for a higher CPU cycle speed with fewer cores or more cores with a lower CPU cycle speed. I assume the previously mentioned iZotope apps are multi-threaded, in which case my guess would be to opt for a higher core count. Your recommendations are very much appreciated. Thank you.