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Which iMac?

by eric_5dmk2 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:48 pm

Hello & first of all, happy new Year to all of you!

I'm about to replace my iMac-mid 2011 for a new model (27 inches) and I'm wondering which model I should pick?
I'm posting this question here because I do use on a regular bases APG & PTP.
Since an iMac with only SSD is REALLY expensive, I'll be going for a fusion drive with, to start, 8Go of RAM.
My question is about the processor: by default, it's an Intel Core i5 @ 3.2Ghz. I can change it for an i7 @ 4.2Ghz.
Since I usually keep my computer for, at least, 4 years, do you believe the extra 360€ is worth it?
When stiching my images, what could be the time gain between an i5 3.2Ghz & an i7 4Ghz?

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Re: Which iMac?

by eric_5dmk2 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:26 pm

anyone from Kolor can answer me?
Boy, I have this weird feeling that since you guys where bought by GoPro, beside 360 videos, nothing is happening with APG or PTP.
Back to my question and to sum up: when using APG, what is the most important: CPU, RAM, SSD? I do understand what make a computer powerful is a mix of those 3 elements.

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Re: Which iMac?

by Nanard » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:31 pm

eric_5dmk2 wrote:Boy, I have this weird feeling that since you guys where bought by GoPro, beside 360 videos, nothing is happening with APG or PTP.
eric

Same feeling .......! Everything is so slow now conc. APG.
My personal anwser to your question :
1) 8 GB is too small , go for 16 GB at least
2) i7 if you still have money, because you will keep it 4 years
Bernard

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Re: Which iMac?

by olivierbo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:06 pm

Hello,

Some information regarding the minimum and recommended hardwre are available in the FAQ: http://www.kolor.com/wiki-en/action/vie ... utopano.3F
To sum up:
We use the GPU to display corrections and open a panorama much more quickly. We use the CPU to render the panoramas.
Not sure latest iMac have a dedicated GPU (NVidia or AMD)?

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Olivier


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