2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 17, 2012 8:23 PM by JohnBarrett
JohnBarrett Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

Anyone running FCPX on a MacMini2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7? I like the idea of having two 750GB RPM 7200 drives coupled with an i7 quad core.


My only reservations would be the 2.0 Ghz processor speed and the Intel HD Graphics 3000 integrated GPU. However, I've noticed that on a 2011 MBP 13" i7 Dual Core with the Intel HD Graphics 3000 integrated GPU that uprgrading to 8GB RAM raises the amount of memory dedicated to graphics to 512MB...from 256. Not sure how critical processor speed is on a i7 quad. Seems that on board 7200 drives might possibly offset the slower i7 when running FCPX. I also wonder about heat dissipation on the MacMini.


Any thoughts on this unit might be satisfactory with FCPX?