Chris50

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Hello fellow chiefers. Getting ready to upgrade my system and was wondering if anyone uses chief on an Apple iMac pro computer?

 

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I did not find CA performed any better than how it performed on an iMac.

 

You might want to save the money.

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Hey Scott, how does the iMac compare to a regular windows based pc ?? Is it faster for rendering? Any problems?

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i have a 2017 Mac Pro.  If you want to post a plan and time some things, let me know.

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The basic IMac pro comes with 32gb memory and 8 cores. Do you all think that going up to 10 cores would make it faster at rendering?

 

 

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@Chris50 I don't want to beat a dead horse, but did you ever buy the iMac Pro? I was considering replacing my main desktop work station from PC to Mac. The 5k price tag is a little rough, but I don't mind as long as it can handle Chief.

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On 9/14/2019 at 10:52 AM, dshall said:

I did not find CA performed any better than how it performed on an iMac.

 

You might want to save the money.

 

Because Chief is poorly optimized for current hardware.  Its a real shame.

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On 9/17/2019 at 5:56 AM, Chris50 said:

Hey Scott, how does the iMac compare to a regular windows based pc ?? Is it faster for rendering? Any problems?

 

I've played with this and it feels to me that Mac version of CA runs a bit better.  It's not super noticeable, but after spending some time in the app it just felt a bit snappier.

 

So you know, I was using the exact same processor in the PC as Mac (it was a hackintosh).  The graphics card in the PC was theoretically better even.

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My iMac is old so I had Puget Systems build me a windows machine.  It works great. 

 

Back in X7 days, I would share plan files created on my mac with a windows CA user and the text would often get all out of whack.  Not sure if that's still a thing.

 

I love the macOS as a platform but their H/W could be more robust if it carries a "pro" moniker. 

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My iMac is 5+ years old and still works just fine for creating plans in Chief...a new iMac would be faster but not a whole lot faster.  Apple computers are expensive but they work.  I don’t believe a new Mac Pro will really run Chief any faster than a much lower cost iMac.  I’m waiting for the next generation iMac...which should come out in a year or so.  Hopefully...

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Steve, I was actually going to send you an email regarding this. I've noticed that you use a mac in your videos. Currently I switch between my laptop and desktop to work on projects. Sometimes I'd rather sit on the patio with a glass of wine, rather than sit at my desk all day. Do you think there would be issues working on a plan on a mac desktop and them switching to a windows laptop? 

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27 minutes ago, Rosco2017 said:

Steve, I was actually going to send you an email regarding this. I've noticed that you use a mac in your videos. Currently I switch between my laptop and desktop to work on projects. Sometimes I'd rather sit on the patio with a glass of wine, rather than sit at my desk all day. Do you think there would be issues working on a plan on a mac desktop and them switching to a windows laptop? 

 

Ross - I don't think you'd have any issues...give it a try on a project that isn't that important.  I believe Chief works across platforms seamlessly....  

 

There are probably others on this forum that know better...I don't use any windows products currently.  

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