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I have an iMac 2017. I am have been working it hard lately with CA. I am considering an Upgrade to an iMac Pro (2019), with upgraded graphics and processing (14-Core). Anyone out there using a new iMac Pro that demonstrates faster renderings and speeds. Don't want to buy if not a noticeable improvement. Large files (many objects) taking up to 5-6 seconds to render 3D, let along ray tracing which of course takes longer.  Any advice on spec's or suggestions would be helpful.

 

Kirk Gregg

Gregg-Design

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My iMac is a year older than yours and I keep getting fuzzy renderings, especially with detailed materials. It also now takes forever to ray trace so I definitely feel your pain! Haha I do also have a 2019 MacBook Pro and the difference in rendering is night and day. But it's also a pain to switch back and forth between the two computers just to render stuff. I hope someone on here does have the new iMac Pro, because I am also very interested in hearing what they have to say!

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On 5/17/2020 at 9:46 AM, Gregg_Design said:

I have an iMac 2017. I am have been working it hard lately with CA. I am considering an Upgrade to an iMac Pro (2019), with upgraded graphics and processing (14-Core). Anyone out there using a new iMac Pro that demonstrates faster renderings and speeds. Don't want to buy if not a noticeable improvement. Large files (many objects) taking up to 5-6 seconds to render 3D, let along ray tracing which of course takes longer.  Any advice on spec's or suggestions would be helpful.

 

Kirk Gregg

Gregg-Design

 

I have a 2017 Mac.  Before I bought it,  I went down to the apple store.  I took a current big plan that was slow on my earlier IMAC..  I had to buy both a new  IMAC and a new PRO.  I tested them both in the store using the same plan.  I found no speed difference between the two machines using the CA file I was testing.

 

I returned the PRO and bought the 2017 IMAC.  

 

 

 

 

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Dshall,

 

Thanks for the advice - I will do the same and go to apple with a file. Doesn't sound promising. 

 

P.S. Lived in SD for 11 years, now in Upstate NY. Miss it some.

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