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Premiere Pro performance: PC Workstation vs Mac Pro (2019)

Written on April 9, 2020 by Matt Bach

Adobe Premiere Pro is generally pretty decent at leveraging both the CPU and GPU in your system, but even with a 28 Core CPU and Radeon Pro Vega GPUs, is the new 2019 Mac Pro able to keep up with a significantly more affordable PC workstation?


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After Effects performance: PC Workstation vs Mac Pro (2019)

Written on April 9, 2020 by Matt Bach

Adobe After Effects can easily bring even the most powerful workstation to its knees, but how does Apple's new Mac Pro compare to a much more affordable PC workstation?


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Photoshop performance: PC Workstation vs Mac Pro (2019)

Written on April 9, 2020 by Matt Bach

Apple's new Mac Pro is a very slick and sturdy machine, but does its high price translate to better performance in Photoshop?


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Premiere Pro CC 2019 CPU Roundup: Intel vs AMD vs Mac

Written on December 13, 2018 by Matt Bach

In addition to being one of the more important choice, getting the right CPU is also one of the more complicated decisions when configuring a Premiere Pro workstation. Unlike applications like Photoshop and After Effects where there is a relatively clear "best" CPU, in Premiere Pro there are reasons to use a wide range of processors depending on your budget and what you are doing. But which should you use in your system?


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DaVinci Resolve 15 CPU Roundup: Intel vs AMD vs Mac

Written on December 10, 2018 by Matt Bach

Unlike most other applications used in the video post-production process, DaVinci Resolve relies much more on the power of your video card(s) than it does on your processor. However, you do need enough CPU power to keep up with your GPU(s) and there are still some aspects of Resolve (like the Fusion tab) where the CPU is more important. In this article, we will be looking at a wide range of processors from Intel and AMD including the Intel 9th Gen, Intel X-series, AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen, and AMD Threadripper 2nd Gen CPU lines. In addition, we will be comparing them to a current Mac Pro 12 Core and iMac Pro 14 Core for those that are curious about how much faster a PC workstation can be compared to a Mac.


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After Effects CC 2019 CPU Roundup: Intel vs AMD vs Mac

Written on December 5, 2018 by Matt Bach

Choosing the right hardware for your new After Effects workstation can be overwhelming with hundreds or thousands of different hardware components to choose from. In this article, we are going to be benchmarking - using our newly released Puget Systems After Effects CC Benchmark - a wide range of processors from Intel and AMD including the Intel 9th Gen, Intel X-series, AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen, and AMD Threadripper 2nd Gen CPU lines. In addition, we will be comparing them to a current Mac Pro 12 Core and iMac Pro 14 Core for those that are considering going with a Mac-based workstation rather than a PC.


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Photoshop CC 2019 CPU Roundup: Intel vs AMD vs Mac

Written on December 5, 2018 by Matt Bach

Finding a CPU that not only fits your budget, but will also give you the best performance for your dollar can be a daunting task. In this article, we are going to be benchmarking a wide range of processors from Intel and AMD including the Intel 9th Gen, Intel X-series, AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen, and AMD Threadripper 2nd Gen CPU lineups to see how they performance in Photoshop CC 2019. In addition, we will be comparing them to a modern Mac Pro 12 Core and iMac Pro 14 Core for those that are considering going with a Mac-based workstation rather than a PC.


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Agisoft PhotoScan 1.4.1 - Apple iMac Pro and Mac Pro vs PC Workstations

Written on June 18, 2018 by William George

PhotoScan makes heavy use of both the central processors (CPUs) in a computer and the video cards (GPUs) to run many of the calculations involved in turning still images into a 3D model or map. Agisoft, the makers of PhotoScan, have versions available for both Windows and macOS - so let's take a look at how these two, competing computer platforms compare.


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V-Ray CPU Rendering: Apple iMac Pro and Mac Pro vs PC Workstations

Written on May 17, 2018 by William George

"Mac or PC?" - the age-old question among computer enthusiasts. How fast are Apple and PC workstations when rendering in V-Ray? And which offers a better value?


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Cinema 4D: Apple iMac Pro and Mac Pro vs PC Workstations

Written on May 17, 2018 by William George

"Mac or PC?" - the age-old question among computer enthusiasts. How do Apple and PC workstations compare for content creation and rendering in Cinema 4D?


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After Effects CC 2018: iMac Pro & Mac Pro vs PC Workstation

Written on May 15, 2018 by Matt Bach

After Effects users are often held back by the performance of their workstation, yet a surprising number of users lock themselves into the Mac ecosystem. In this article we will be looking at just how much faster a PC workstation can be in After Effects compared to the iMac Pro and Mac Pro.


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Premiere Pro CC 2018: iMac Pro & Mac Pro vs PC Workstation

Written on May 15, 2018 by Matt Bach

Apple may have had a stranglehold on video editing workstations for many years, but with 4K, 6K, and even 8K footage being used more and more, many are starting to jump ship in favor of a PC workstation. Most people know that they can get more out of a PC, but just how much faster is a PC versus a Mac Pro or iMac Pro in Premiere Pro?


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DaVinci Resolve 14: iMac Pro & Mac Pro vs PC Workstation

Written on May 15, 2018 by Matt Bach

With the rise of 4K, 6K, and even 8K footage, colorists using DaVinci Resolve are quickly discovering that the Mac ecosystem is simply not able to give them the performance they need. Most people know that they can get more out of a PC, but just how much faster is a PC versus a Mac Pro or iMac Pro?


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Need help moving from Mac to PC?

Written on July 17, 2017 by Matt Bach

Regardless of why you are considering moving from Mac to PC, we understand that you probably have a host of questions and concerns. In this article, we want to address a number of questions we get asked over and over from people looking to make the move to PC.


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Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Mac Pro vs PC Performance

Written on April 14, 2017 by Matt Bach

A Mac Pro is not be best choice for Photoshop (even among Apple's offerings), but there are a number of users who use Photoshop as a secondary application in their workflow. In this article we will be examining how the top-end Mac Pro (late 2013) compares to two of our workstations.


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Kolor Autopano Video Pro 2.6 Mac Pro vs PC Performance

Written on April 6, 2017 by Matt Bach

In this article we will be examining how the top-end Mac Pro (late 2013) compares to one of our PC workstations in Autopano Video Pro. These workstations were designed based on our extensive testing of Autopano Video Pro and other video editing software packages.


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After Effects CC 2017 Mac Pro vs PC Performance

Written on March 30, 2017 by Matt Bach

In this article we will be examining how the top-end Mac Pro (late 2013) compares to one of our After Effects workstations. This system was designed based on our extensive testing of After Effects and represents both a great value (priced at just over half the cost of the Mac Pro) as well as giving excellent performance in After Effects.


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Premiere Pro CC 2017 Mac Pro vs PC Performance

Written on March 20, 2017 by Matt Bach

In this article we will be examining how the top-end Mac Pro (late 2013) compares to two of our Premiere Pro workstation configurations. These two PC workstations were designed to represent both a great value option (priced at roughly half the cost of the Mac Pro) as well as the best overall performance possible with modern hardware.