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Recommended Systems for Adobe After Effects CC

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Although this Compact workstation is physically about 40% smaller by volume than our Standard workstation, it is actually about 10-15% faster in After Effects and comes in at a much more affordable price point. This is due to the fact that the latest versions of AE are not able to take advantage of higher CPU core counts which makes the relatively affordable quad core CPUs the current king of performance.

However, one thing to be aware of is that the platform and smaller physical size limits the amount of RAM and hard drives that can be used. Even with these limitations, this system is still capable of up to 64GB of RAM which should be enough for most After Effects users.

If you are not sure which hardware choice is right for you we recommend reading through the Recommended Hardware section. And as always, don't hesitate to contact one of our sales consultants if you require assistance or a hardware configuration that is not covered by our recommended systems.

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Quadro (or a dedicated Decklink card) is required for 30-bit color (RGB) / 10-bit displays


SSD for OS and software
SSD for project files & disc cache
Optional storage drive or dedicated SSD for disc cache

Case / Cooling




Software / Preferences

Note: Offered for your convenience. No technical support.


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