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Which IMac Pro for PM?
« on: March 27, 2018, 03:47:03 am »
Iím about to order an iMac Pro and I was wondering  between a lower processor speed with 10 cores and a higher processor speed 8 cores would be best to run PM. Is it coded at all to take advantage of multicire?

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Re: Which IMac Pro for PM?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 08:40:01 am »
Iím about to order an iMac Pro and I was wondering  between a lower processor speed with 10 cores and a higher processor speed 8 cores would be best to run PM. Is it coded at all to take advantage of multicire?

Yes, PM is very much multi-threaded and takes advantage of multiple CPUs/cores.  PM6, in development, takes this even further.

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Re: Which IMac Pro for PM?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 09:14:16 am »
so between 8 and 10 cores I should get 10 huh?

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Re: Which IMac Pro for PM?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 09:15:40 am »
I can't wait to see v6 !!!!

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Re: Which IMac Pro for PM?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 12:59:34 pm »
so between 8 and 10 cores I should get 10 huh?

It really depends on how big the processor speed gap is.  Also, SSD drives really help.

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Re: Which IMac Pro for PM?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2018, 01:23:51 pm »
The processor gap does not seem to be much:

either the 10 core 3.0GHz 10-core Intel Xeon W processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz

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8 core is 3.2GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W processor Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz



and yes I am getting SSD and 64 gig ram.

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Re: Which IMac Pro for PM?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2018, 03:35:02 pm »
The processor gap does not seem to be much:

either the 10 core 3.0GHz 10-core Intel Xeon W processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz

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8 core is 3.2GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W processor Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz

and yes I am getting SSD and 64 gig ram.

Both sound great.  PM6 is also a 64-bit application so it can have a very large Memory Cache which also speeds things up significantly.

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Re: Which IMac Pro for PM?
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2018, 03:48:22 pm »
Ok Thank you very much, I may settle for the 8 core with 64 ram and SSD , which is a bit more reasonably.

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Re: Which IMac Pro for PM?
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2018, 04:24:36 pm »
Ok Thank you very much, I may settle for the 8 core with 64 ram and SSD , which is a bit more reasonably.

It should positively fly with PM6.

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Re: Which IMac Pro for PM?
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2018, 04:32:56 pm »
when is V6 going to come out?

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Re: Which IMac Pro for PM?
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2018, 05:02:58 pm »
when is V6 going to come out?

We don't have a release date at this time.  There will likely be a public beta for you to try though.

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Re: Which IMac Pro for PM?
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2018, 06:24:59 pm »
sounds great , thx!

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Re: Which IMac Pro for PM?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2018, 08:40:14 am »
when is V6 going to come out?

Kirk, if both computers were the same price which one would you buy for PM?

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Re: Which IMac Pro for PM?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2018, 02:31:19 pm »
The one with 10 cores.

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Re: Which IMac Pro for PM?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2018, 04:52:25 pm »
Thx!