Speaking conservatively, a 25% difference in performance would turn an 8 hour wedding edit into 10 hours.
Spread across 30 weddings a year (for a typical studio), this is a 60 hour time difference in the time spent editing weddings.
While we are testing for a larger/higher output studio than most, our testing methodology is based on budget, and we wanted to see how two similarly priced machines fair against one another.
Intel i7-5960X @ 3.00Ghz overclocked to 4.5Ghz (25) ASUS ROG RAMPAGE V EXTREME(0) RAM 64GB (0) EVGA NVIDIA Ge Force GTX 980 Ti (0) Samsung 850 EVO 1TB (0) Corsair 450D Case (5) Corsair AX860 Power Supply (0) Corsair Hydro H110 Water Cooler (0) Windows 10 Pro (0/0) EIZO 27″ Flex Scan IPS Display 2560×1440 (00) FINAL PRICE ,370 (Amazon No Sales Tax *Where applicable) *This custom PC was built by Joseph Wu almost a year ago, and it still flies.
So, I wanted to do another Mac vs PC test to see if we could purchase pre-built Apple computers that can compete in terms of performance and price with our custom PCs which have been built by our own internal IT guru Joseph Wu. It is within Adobe Lightroom that our studio spends the majority of time, thus, Lightroom is, and will be, the focus of our testing.
I will most likely do another test with a Mac Pro against my same machine.
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The honest truth is, I have spent just as much time in a Apple store at the Genius Counter getting my Apple machines repaired as I have maintaining my well built PCs.
114% quicker than Apple i Mac Time required to generate 1,121 Smart Previews for the imported images, both machines used 2048px and the same “Medium” quality settings for their Smart Preview settings in the Catalog Preferences.
Custom PC – 19 Minutes 22 Seconds Apple i MAC – 26 Minutes 01 Seconds RESULTS: CUSTOM PC approx.