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Old 5th April 2017
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Now that the 6 core Mac Pro has come down to $2999, which computer would you buy if you absolutely needed a new one? Cost is nearly the same after upgrades.

Mac Pro
3.5GHz 6-core with 12MB of L3 cache
16GB (4x4GB) of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC
1TB PCIe-based flash storage
Dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM each


27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display
4.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz
16GB 1867MHz DDR3 SDRAM - two 8GB
1TB Flash Storage
AMD Radeon R9 M390 with 2GB video memory

Of course I would like to wait until the new iMacs arrive, but can't wait longer. I work in Logic with mostly audio tracks, but also some VI's (Omnsiphere, Keyscape, Symphonic Orchestra, Hollywood Strings). Which computer do you think will perform the best?
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