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    New i MAC 2015 5K DISPLAY HELP WITH REVIT (HELP)2015

    hello this is my first post in this forum and i have been lost for the last 2 months here's my problem
    I have been WINDOWS user all my life and I am changing to APPLE and for me I go for the best in the market every time so
    I am looking forward to buy the new i MAC with Retina 5K Display 2015 with these futures :

    1- 4.0 GHz processor quad-core Intel core i7 turbo boost up to 4.4 GHz
    2- 32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4X8 GB
    3- 3 TB Fusion Drive or 1 TB Fusion Drive ( still need general advice about taking Flash Storage or Fusion Drive)
    4- AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4 GB GDDR5

    So my questions are
    1- what is the best way to use REVIT on i MAC ( Boot Camp or Parallel Desktop )
    2- hows REVIT performance on MAC (i MAC specially) is it lagging - slow - rendering (any trouble) (I use heavy work)
    3- how is the graphics will be good bad amazing or what since im gonna use Retina 5K Display in windows
    4- will Revit CRASH one day like it happens with windows (and make me regret buying this i MAC)

    I am going to pay A LOT of money for this i MAC so I want to feel good that i can use it for my home work especially Revit 2014
    so HELP ME PLEASE

    THANK YOU
    arch.Ibrahimovic
    Last edited by MPwuzhere; July 14, 2015, 04:01 PM. Reason: Not really Important

    #2
    Hello,

    I may not have the experience to help but may I ask why you are going with the imac if you have been a windows user for so long? A comparable system can be built on a windows system, there are tons of 4k monitors to choose from, and I believe LG has the only 5k monitor available outside of apples offering, so technically you can get that as well on PC.

    I am not up on apple hardware but their fusion drive I think is just m.2 pci-e based memory if not mistaken. Intel makes the 750 pci-e ssd which has been named the fastest consumer drive on the market but is limited to 1.2TB on a single drive....It can be set up for RAID as well for larger capacity if thats what you need....Im not a RAID fan though.

    Scaling for 5K will be interesting, perhaps a revit user with 4k monitors can help on that. Regardless of the operating system being able to scale, the program needs to as well otherwise you will have a hard time reading text.

    edit:
    Another point to consider, I have seen comparisons with a pc vs imac and keep in mind that the i7 advertised as being 4.4ghz will ONLY run at 4.4ghz until it reaches max temp and throttles to prevent overheating the cpu. Since apple does not want a loud pc, the cpu actually throttles often to lower speeds. Meaning that your not getting the max potential of that cpu. Its the problem with such a small form factor like they have created, at least it looks amazing
    Last edited by remiscs; July 14, 2015, 02:40 PM.
    Remis Computer Solutions
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      #3
      Kudos to Apple for the iMac 5k website...that's pretty cool to have to "Zoom Out" to see the rest of the page... Iru has a couple of 4K monitors and likes the setup (http://www.revitforum.org/hardware-i...tml#post134316) and on a Mac Pro...

      If you like the "All in One" concept, go for it. Not a fan of the Radeon cards...and as for Ram at least you can upgrade to 32GB... At least you can add more monitors with the Thunderbolt connector...
      Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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        #4
        Originally posted by remiscs View Post
        Scaling for 5K will be interesting, perhaps a revit user with 4k monitors can help on that. Regardless of the operating system being able to scale, the program needs to as well otherwise you will have a hard time reading text.
        We're running our 4K Dell's at 1920x1080 until the software firms catch up.

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