iMac Retina 4K - Fast enough?

Looking to buy a computer to use with Rhino Mac. So I like the idea of a Retina 4K and a 4K 27" display next to it. I don’t like staring at a big display all the time when just reading on the web, so that’s why this choice, and also to have a dual monitor setup.

Question is: Is the Iris 6200 fast enough?

I think it’s pretty good for Mac Rhino.
It won’t be very fast for Windows Rhino on a Bootcamp partition.

Ok thanks for the quick reply.

I assume the difference in performance is down to the driver (lack of OpenGL optimization on Windows)?

Apple writes pretty good drivers for the limited hardware they support.
Under the Windows model, component makers write the drivers and Intel does not write an optimized OpenGL driver for Windows.
Microsoft is very GDI and DirectX based.
Microsoft doesn’t like much of anything Open Sourced.

I run Rhino on a 6-year-old mac and it runs fine.

I do too, mine is closer to 7 years. But it has an ATI card. Would a new iMac or even a MacMini on Intels match my Mobility Radeon HD 4850?

I’d be very happy if that would be the case.

I run Rhino on the first Macbook (2015).

It just runs. And runs. And runs.

Since my daughter occupies my new 13" MacBook I’ve reactivated an old 15" trainee-macbook from 2009 and replaced the defect hard-disk with a new SSD. What I have now is not so bad :slight_smile:

Computer hardware
Hardware model: MacBookPro5,3 (Mid 2009)
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80GHz
Memory: 8 GB
Architecture: Intel 64 bit
HD: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB

Video hardware
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 512 MB
Memory: 512 MB
Screen size: 1440 x 900
Displays: Color LCD (111dpi 1x)

I have a mid-2010 MBP with similar specs, except it does have an i7. I did the same with the old hard disk. It boots up surprisingly fast and runs Mac Rhino just fine.