Upgraded Mac Mini powerful enough for Photoshop & downloading large image files?

Started Aug 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
megawatt298
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Mac Mini achilles heel
In reply to bbpp, Aug 13, 2013

Photoshop uses the GPU for additional processing capacity to speed up some processes. Photoshop also uses OpenCL acceleration on certain filters like Field Blur, Iris Blur, and Tilt/Shift. The Mac Mini does not have a discrete GPU and uses the CPU for for both numeric and video functions. As a result, while the Mac mini Quad-Core i7 is strong on CPU number crunching tasks, it is much weaker on video and GPU intensive tasks.

Hopefully the next Mac Mini will finally have a discrete video card and the Mini will be the powerhouse that Mac users are waiting for.

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