What's best for rhino mac? 15” laptop i9 processor. Vs imac pro 27”


(Sjosch) #1

Which is amore efficient/performance machine for running rhino mac?

Which would you buy ?

2018 MacBook pro 15 inches laptop

  • 2.9 ha. 6-core 8th generation Intel core i9 processor turbo boost up to 48 ghZ

  • retina display with true tone

  • Touch bar and touch id

-radeon pro vegan 20 with 4 gbof hbm2 memory

  • 32 gb. 2400 mhz. Ddr. 4. Memory

  • 2tb ssd
    Storage

  • four thunderbolts. 3 ports

  • backlit keyboard

Total cost. 5490.00

Versus

  • 2018 imacpro 27” 2018

  • 3.2 ghz. 8-core Xeon W Processor

  • turbo boost up to 4.2. Ghz

    1. 2666 mhz. Memory
  • 1 tb. Ssd
    Storage

  • radion pro vegan 56. With 8. Hbm2

  • 10 gb ethernet

  • four thunderbolt 3 ports

27” retia 5k. 5120. By 2880. P3. Display

total cost. 4500.00

Great thanks for your help

Steven


#2

Go for the iMac, if you don’t need portability.


(Sjosch) #3

Great thanks
Steven


#4

My main reasons would be for the iMac Pro:

  • greater screen real estate (which your eyes would thank in the long run)
  • significantly better cooling (although the i9 performs better on paper during single thread operations, which counts for Rhino, it will throttle due to thermal loads)
  • better multithread performance (if rendering counts)
  • more IO ports

For the MacBook Pro:

  • you can carry it around
  • larger SSD in these configurations (more convenient to use Bootcamp, etc.)