Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2011 7:51 PM (in response to hightechlofi)
I would get the 2.7/i7 and also update to the 7200rpm drive. The 5400 rpm drive would be sufficient, but there's a real performance boost with the 7200 and it's well worth the extra money if you can swing it. Aperture makes extensive use of the GPU, so I would stay away from the server because of the integrated graphics.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 7:55 AM (in response to azdawg99)
What about if I went with Lightroom, still 2.7, or would the extra cpu power be better for this progam? Thanks again for your input.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 3:59 PM (in response to hightechlofi)
I think Aperture takes advantage of hardware acceleration, so it will benefit from the discrete graphics on the 799 mini. LR does not. The quad core will benefit LR for sure. I found this an interesting read:
If only you could get the quad and the discrete graphics in the mini...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 6:04 AM (in response to hightechlofi)
I'd go with the higher clock speed and discrete graphics, but put as much RAM in as possible. Aperture makes use of the GPU for adjustments.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 5:44 PM (in response to pixor)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 2:43 AM (in response to hightechlofi)
I would go with the dual core 2.7 if lightroom is your
image processor. Adobe products (use Photoshop CS5 myself)
do not make good use of multiple cores. Many benchmark
tests out there showing that Adobe image processing software
actually performs faster on dual core machine than they
do on quad core.
However, if you use any video processing apps (like Handbrake)
they will use almost as many cores as you can throw at them.